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Declare Your Independence From Traffic and Enjoy the July 4th Weekend with Metro-North

Declare your independence from traffic and tolls this July 4th holiday by taking MTA Metro-North Railroad to celebrate our nation's birthday. There are plenty of early getaway trains on Thursday, July 2. On Friday, July 3, when the federal government observes the holiday, and on Saturday July 4, trains will operate a Saturday schedule.

Long Island Rail Road Adding 10 Extra Trains for Early July 4th Weekend Getaway

The Long Island Rail Road will provide additional afternoon service from Penn Station, Thursday, July 2 for customers planning an early getaway for the Independence Day weekend.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 26 - June 29

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 26 - June 29

Metro-North Partners with Car Rental and Car Sharing Services

Getting out of a train and into a rental car will soon help more Metro-North customers complete their trips in some areas. The Railroad is extending its popular partnership with Enterprise Rent-a-Car and adding services provided by Zipcar at outlying stations. For the last seven years, savvy travelers have used Metro-North then picked up a rental car at many stations and the program has grown continuously. Now Zipcar, an hourly car sharing service, also will be available at select station parking lots.

MTA Marks Centennial Anniversary of Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation's Fourth Avenue Line

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today celebrated yet another milestone of New York City’s iconic subway commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first subway of the now defunct Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT). Absorbed by the New York City Transit system three-quarters of a century ago, the BMT lives on in the memories of seniors and MTA New York City Transit’s drive to improve the customer experience and increase capacity with the avid embrace of new technology.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 19 - June 22

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 19 - June 22

MTA Pushes for Railroad Crossing Safety

The MTA and Operation Lifesaver, Inc., have formed a partnership to promote safety at Metro-North and LIRR railroad crossings and announced that their first initiative was an advertising campaign at the movies, on television, in newspapers, online and on outdoor signs to begin appearing tomorrow. The MTA also launched a new safety-focused section of its website,, and social media hashtag #MTASafety.

Connett Named Head of Staten Island Railway

Douglas Connett has been appointed to the position of Vice President and Chief Officer for Staten Island Railway.

26 Musical Acts Join MTA Art & Design’s Music Under New York Program

An aboriginal didgeridoo, Chinese monochord and Celtic folk are among the variety of sounds you'll soon be hearing as you make your way around the MTA system. The acts were among 26 groups and performers accepted into the Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC). The musicians were chosen from approximately 70 acts that performed before a panel of judges on May 19, 2015, at the program’s 28th annual auditions in Grand Central Terminal.

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