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MTA Awards Contract for New Pilot Program to Install Digital Information Screens On Buses

Testing on countdown clocks for lettered-subway lines has begun, as well as digital screens for MTA buses. Governor Cuomo made the announcement on Thursday regarding the 90-day test of countdown clocks in eight subway stations along the N, Q and R lines, with the aim of installing the clocks in all 269 lettered-line stations. In addition, the MTA today awarded three contracts to perform a pilot program on 131 buses for the installation of digital information screens – to ultimately be installed on a total of 3,600 buses. These vital investments advance Governor Cuomo’s plan to transform the MTA into an innovative, state-of-the-art system with improved customer service and first-class amenities, and are part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program.

Bridge Will Be Closed Weeknights, August 14 to Sept 1, 2016

After nearly 80 years in the salty sea-air, the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge is getting major upgrades and repairs to its lift span mechanical and electrical systems, structural steel and grid-deck repairs, bridge painting, and new fire line system and hydrants. These systems are critical to lift operation, and ensure functionality and good working order of the Marine Parkway Bridge, a critical evacuation route.

Save $10 on Admission and Take Free Shuttle to Venue from Southeast Station This Weekend

The sixth annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest will showcase renowned wine producers, world-class culinary professionals, great food, arts and crafts, fresh produce, and local and international musicians. Customers can take Metro-North’s Harlem Line to the Southeast station to connect with free shuttle buses to the venue that will be scheduled throughout the festival hours on both days.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 29 - August 1

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 29 - August 1

Funds Improvements to Service and Increases Administrative Savings Targets

The MTA has releases its preliminary 2017 budget and four-year financial plan, continuing to raise targets for administrative and managerial cost savings across all agencies and making a number of investments to improve service quality and customer experience. The agency now expects to identify additional annual recurring savings of $50 million per year starting in 2017, pushing total annual recurring savings to nearly $2 billion by 2020.

Employees Put MTA’s “See Something Say Something” Campaign Into Action

Three Metro-North employees "saw something and said something," preventing a car theft at the Harlem Line’s Southeast Station. Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti thanked the employees for their quick thinking and vigilance at Monday’s meeting of the MTA Board’s Metro-North Railroad Committee.

MTA Long Island Rail Road Resuming Year-Round Weekend Service to Greenport and the North Fork

LIRR customers no longer have to wait until summer to take a ride to Greenport. MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski announced that the LIRR plans to provide weekend service to Greenport on a year-round basis.

Decision to Completely Close the Tunnel Follows Months of Community Meetings, Stakeholder and Public Input on Reconstruction Options; MTA Will Develop and Announce Service Plans as 2019 Project Approaches

Massive reconstruction work needed to the Canarsie Tunnel, which carries the L train under the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan, will require a full closure of the tunnel for 18 months starting no sooner than 2019. The MTA's decision to do the work under a full 18-month tunnel closure instead of a one-track, three-year closure, was made based on a detailed operational review, and only after significant community engagement in order to consider all adverse impacts. Serious consideration was also given to consequences of unplanned outages that would occur if one track was closed for three years.

MTA eTix App Now Available on New Haven, Harlem and Hudson Lines

More Metro-North customers will soon have access to mobile ticketing. The MTA has announced that MTA eTix, the ticketing app that allows Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to buy train tickets anytime, anywhere on their smartphone, will be available for travel on Metro-North’s Harlem Line starting at 4:26 a.m. on Monday, July 25, when the Harlem Line’s first train of the week departs from its first station. The app continues to be available on Metro-North’s Hudson Line and the LIRR’s Port Washington Branch. The app is scheduled to become available for Metro-North’s New Haven Line, the New Haven Line’s three branches, and the rest of the LIRR, during the week of August 22.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 22 - July 25

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 22 - July 25