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July 4 Weekend Metro-North Service Tailored for Independence

Metro-North wants you to get a jump on the Independence Day holiday weekend. The Railroad is providing 17 extra getaway trains leaving Grand Central Terminal beginning Thursday, July 3 between noon and 4 p.m. On Friday, July 4th, Metro-North trains will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule with extra trains in both directions to get folks to and from the Macy’s Fireworks.

A Weekend at Work: June 28 - 30 at Queensboro Plaza Station

A Weekend at Work: June 28 - 30 at Queensboro Plaza Station

FASTRACK A Success on 2 3 4 in Brooklyn

FASTRACK — MTA New York City Transit's aggressive maintenance program — returned to the 2 3 4 line lines in Brooklyn between Crown Heights and Downtown Brooklyn June 23-27, for the second time in 2014. During the successful week of maintenance work, trains did not stop at Bergen St, Grand Army Plaza, and Eastern Pkwy in either direction. NYC Transit workers took full advantage of the seven hours of train-free access each night between 10 PM and 5 AM to perform a range of cleaning and maintenance tasks of station and tunnel infrastructure, signal equipment, and track and third rail components.

MTA Metro-North Railroad Dedicates Restored Main Entry Vestibule at Grand Central Terminal to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Metro-North Railroad has made a "grand entrance" by dedicating Grand Central Terminal's main entry vestibule to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. On Monday, the Railroad dedicated the Terminal’s fully restored, main entry vestibule at 89 East 42nd Street and Park Avenue (Pershing Square), in honor of the former First Lady and iconic New Yorker who led the historic campaign to save Grand Central from destruction in the 1970s.

Latest Round of Bus Service Improvements Began Sunday, June 29

Enhanced Service Coming June 29.

MTA New York City Transit’s Eagle Team Swoops in on Bronx Graffiti Vandal

Graffiti Vandal Arrested

Verrazano-Narrows Workers Save Wayward Falcon Chick

A young peregrine falcon, one of the four hatched in May atop the Verrazano-Narrow Bridge, was scooped up and brought to safety after the fledgling recently made an unscheduled pit stop on the bridge’s upper level center median. MTA Bridges and Tunnels Maintainers Ed Sheehan and Asif Subhan were in a sweeper truck doing routine cleaning near the Brooklyn tower in the early morning hours of June 17 when they spotted something on the small strip of curbing adjacent to the center median, which divides east and west bound traffic. William McCann, MTA Bridges and Tunnels Director of Bridges South, said employees at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge are accustomed to dealing with all types of creatures that get onto MTA property from time to time but this was a bird of a different feather.

MTA Establishes Transportation Reinvention Commission

Growing ridership, shifting demographic trends and a changing climate are certain to have an impact on transportation in the coming decades. In order to keep up with these transportation challenges, the MTA has established a special advisory board of 22 experts who will be make up the Transportation Reinvention Commission.

MTA Welcomes Three New Members to Its Board

Three new members are joining the MTA Board. All three members were confirmed to their positions on June 20 by the New York Senate after being nominated recently by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg will assume the seat formerly occupied by former New York City Budget Director Mark Page. Neal Zuckerman of the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council will take the non-voting seat formerly occupied by the Council’s Jim Blair. Iris Weinshall on July 1 will assume the seat currently occupied by Mark D. Lebow.

A Weekend at Work: June 21 - 23 at 34th Street Station

Weekend at Work: June 21 - June 23