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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 13 - May 16

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 13 - May 16

Project Includes New Covered Platform, Platform Waiting Room, Elevator & Escalator

Construction for the $23.9 million modernization of the Long Island Rail Road’s Wantagh Station has begun. On Thursday, MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski marked the official start with a groundbreaking for the project made possible by the State of New York’s support for the MTA Capital Program as well as a $4 million contribution from Nassau County. Nowakowski was joined at groundbreaking ceremonies on Sunrise Highway by State Senator Michael Venditto, State Assemblyman David McDonough, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads, Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Erin King-Sweeney and Chris Brown, President of the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce. Also on hand was Barney Fortunato Jr. of Long Island-based Fortunato Sons Contracting, Inc., the primary contractor on a project expected to create 100 construction jobs.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 6 - May 9

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 6 - May 9

Metro-North Railroad Hosts 4th Annual Employee and Community Blood Drive At Grand Central Terminal on Monday, May 9

Metro-North Railroad encourages its employees and customers to take a little time from their day on May 9 to give the gift of life. Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall will be the site of a huge community blood drive as MTA Metro-North Railroad partners with New York Blood Center on Monday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m, with Metro-North Senior Vice President of Operations, John Kesich in attendance cutting the ceremonial ribbon at 9 a.m.

Verrazano Takes 5 Boro Bike Tour Cyclists to Finish Line

MTA Bridges and Tunnels closed the lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on May 1, 2016, for the Five Boro Bike Tour.

Donald Spero Appointed President of MTA Bridges and Tunnels

Donald Spero has been named President of MTA Bridges and Tunnels. MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast appointed Spero who had been serving as Acting President since August 2015. The appointment is effective immediately.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 29 - May 2

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 29 - May 2

Weekend Service to Greenport & North Fork Resumes

The Long Island Rail Road’s weekend service to Greenport and Long Island’s North Fork resumes Saturday, April 30, with trains running on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through November 27. Surrounded by Peconic Bay and Long Island Sound, this part of the East End offers an easy-going, rural feel first noticed from the window of your LIRR double-decker train as it moves through a picturesque landscape that is the heart of Suffolk County’s wine country. There are more than 35 vineyards in this part of Long Island and the train trip takes you so close to the grapes that you actually transverse the Castello de Borghese Vineyard and its rural railroad crossing in the hamlet of Cutchogue.

Take the LIRR to Belmont Park

Thoroughbred racing returns to Belmont Park on Friday, April 29, as the racetrack’s 2016 Spring-Summer meeting gets underway. And once again, the Long Island Rail Road and New York Racing Association (NYRA) have joined together to provide daily train service for racing fans.

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

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

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