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LIRR'S 'Belmont Special' Is Off and Running for Fall Racing

The thoroughbreds are back from Saratoga and the LIRR's "Belmont Special" is off and running to beautiful Belmont Park for the fall racing season starting Saturday, Sept. 10.

A Weekend at Work: Sept. 2-6

This Labor Day weekend, MTA crews fanned out throughout the subway system to replace track, build switches and renew stations.

Cortlandt St. R Station Re-Opens

The MTA reopened the southbound side of the Cortlandt Street R subway station on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in time, as promised, for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Ride the LIRR to Long Beach to See the World's Best Surfers Compete

Surfing in Long Beach is a time-honored tradition for Long Islanders and MTA Long Island Rail Road is the best way to get to the first major professional surfing tournament on the East Coast getting underway in the popular seaside city.

Emergency Powers Invoked to Rebuild Port Jervis Line

While service has resumed across the rest of the MTA system, Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line has sustained catastrophic damage. The MTA has invoked emergency powers to cut through red tape and access necessary funding to begin work immediately.

New $12.4 Million Southbound Harlem River Drive Ramp Being Built

Street Detours And Temporary Ramp In Place Through December

MTA Service Details for Labor Day Weekend

<p><strong>Extra Getaway Services on Friday, Sept. 2, Will Start the Weekend</strong></p> <p>The MTA is providing extra service on Friday, Sept. 2, so you can get a head start on the long holiday weekend. All services will operate on a reduced schedule on Labor Day. ...<a href="/news/stories/?story=365">more</a></p>

App of the Week: Tell Me Where the Next Bus Is

You don't need an iPad or iPhone to use our App of the Week. In fact you don't need a computer. All you need to use the app called "Tell Me Where the Next Bus Is" is a touch-tone telephone.

Recovery Efforts Continue

While service has resumed across much of the MTA system, other areas were hit extremely hard by Hurricane Irene. Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line has sustained catastrophic damage that will require months to repair. Shorter-term recovery efforts are underway to restore a number of other LIRR and Metro-North branches.

LIRR Offers Frequent Service to U.S. Open Tennis, Aug. 23-Sept. 12

The LIRR is serving up aces with its frequent service to the U.S. Tennis Open. Trains will stop at the Mets-Willets Point Station for the qualifying rounds through the finals -; including the Men's finals, which has been rescheduled to Monday, September 12 at 4 PM.