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Subway on Regular Schedule; Some Buses Re-Routed for Fifth Avenue Parade

The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will operate extra trains to help those traveling to New York City for the 255th St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday, March 17. Customers are advised not to bring alcoholic beverages, open or closed, on trains, platforms and stations through 5 a.m. on Friday, March 18. Alcoholic beverages will be confiscated by the MTA Police. Bar carts at Grand Central and Penn Station will not operate this day.

Alcohol Banned Will Be Banned on Trains, Platforms and Stations

With the 255th St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Thursday, March 17, Metro-North will ban alcohol to maintain orderly train service, and is planning to run extra trains to help accommodate revelers heading to the parade.

Alcohol Ban Will Be in Place Thursday Through Friday

Heading to Thursday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan? The Long Island Rail Road has scheduled 16 extra trains – six westbound morning trains and 10 eastbound afternoon trains to accommodate thousands of LIRR customers who will be traveling to and from the annual event. The additional trains will supplement the LIRR’s regular weekday schedule.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 11 - March 14

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 11 - March 14

2,042 New Buses to Have Free Wi-Fi and USB Charging Ports by 2020

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the MTA would add 2,042 state-of-the-art new buses to its transportation fleet over the next five years. The Governor, joined by MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast and MTA New York City Transit President Ronnie Hakim, introduced the next generation vehicles to the public, as well as previewed enhanced amenities like USB charging ports and Wi-Fi. The new buses, which will replace nearly 40 percent of the MTA’s current fleet and represent a $1.3 billion investment of Capital Program resources, will begin hitting streets next month.

Take Metro-North to Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Hot Spots

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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 4 - March 7

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 4 - March 7

Metro-North Details Service Options for Residents of Orange and Rockland Counties

Metro-North West of Hudson customers will have different travel options if NJ TRANSIT should have a work stoppage starting on or after Sunday, March 13. Because NJ TRANSIT operates the trains that serve Metro-North Railroad’s Port Jervis Line and Pascack Valley Line in Orange and Rockland Counties, N.Y., those lines would not operate during a work stoppage. Metro-North has arranged service options for its customers that could begin 24 hours after a strike is announced. Details are below.

Metro-North West of Hudson Service Options; Six Staten Island Express Bus Routes Re-Routes; Additional Bridge and Tunnel Traffic

There could be some transportation changes for New Yorkers if NJ TRANSIT should have a work stoppage starting on or after Sunday, March 13. Customers should stay informed throughout the duration of any event by signing up for service alerts at MyMTAAlerts.com, monitoring Service Status on MTA.info, or following the MTA’s social media feeds listed at web.mta.info/social.

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

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

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