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Personnel at the Ready for All Agencies

With a wintry blast that may dump as much as 12 inches of snow in parts of the metropolitan region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is hard at work to ensure safe, reliable service this weekend. MTA New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are once again preparing. Personnel will be ready to drop salt and clear platforms and stairs of snow but customers are urged to use extreme caution while navigating the system, especially on outdoor platforms and stairs.

Management and Unions Representing 4,000 Employees Sign Confidential Close Call Reporting Agreement

Metro-North has extended implementation of of an industry-leading initiative designed to encourage workers to report any potential safety hazard or breach of procedures that they may observe by providing them with a convenient, non-confrontational and anonymous method to do so. The Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) is a partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), in conjunction with participating railroad carriers and labor organizations. C3RS was first rolled out in 2015 to approximately 1,500 transportation department employees, represented by the Association of Commuter Rail Employees (ACRE), including conductors, engineers and rail traffic controllers.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 15 - January 18

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 15 - January 18

3 Service Ends Early Each Night

FASTRACK Comes to the 2 in Brooklyn

$395.7 Million Capital Project began January 18

Beginning Monday, January 18, MTA New York City Transit will begin performing major renovations to nine stations along the Sea Beach [N] Line from 8 Av in Sunset Park to 86 St in Bensonhurst. The stations are: 8 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Av, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, Kings Hwy, Avenue U and 86 St.

LIRR and Metro-North Railroad Will Have Modified Schedules with Extra Trains

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. Details are below. New York City Subway, Buses and Staten Island Railway On Monday, January 18, 2016, the New York City Subway will operate on regular weekday schedule with minor timing changes. Customers are advised to allow additional travel time. The Staten Island Railway will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

Added Trains on Babylon, Montauk, Port Jefferson, Port Washington & Ronkonkoma Branches

MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a Holiday Schedule on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday next Monday, January 18, with a total of 32 extra trains provided on its five busiest branches. The LIRR will provide the extra trains over and above the regular holiday schedule to accommodate travelers on the Babylon, Montauk, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma branches.

Saturday Schedule and Enhanced Service for the Holiday

If you’re one of the many Metro-North customers who will be working on Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no need to worry about your commute. Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule with 35 additional trains. The extra service includes three extra Hudson Line trains, 14 Harlem Line extras as well as one additional Wassaic connection, and 15 extra New Haven Line trains, including branch connections. For West of Hudson customers, there will be 3 additional trains on the Port Jervis Line. And, off peak fares apply all day.

Take Train to Croton-Harmon and Get Free Shuttle to Event

Metro-North has a deal for a fun-filled day that is sure to make the family want to take flight. It's Teatown's Hudson River EagleFest at Croton Point Park on Saturday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival offers Bird of Prey shows and birdwalks and numerous viewing sites of these magestic animals all along the Hudson River.

Railroad's 34th President Oversaw Improvements on On-Time Performance, Ridership and Reliability

MTA Long Island Rail Road marks the passing on Dec. 22 of Charles W. Hoppe, who served as the LIRR’s 34th President, from April 2, 1990, to August 31, 1994. A memorial mass will be held at St Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington Va. on Friday, January 15, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library.

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