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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 1 - July 5

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 24 - June 27

MTA and US Green Building Council Unveil Plaque Honoring the Transportation Hub as First Subway Hub to Receive Prestigious LEED® Rating

Aside from its beauty and accessibility, Fulton Center has another feature to be proud of. On Tuesday, MTA officials joined representatives from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to unveil a plaque honoring the Fulton Center as the first New York City subway hub to receive a LEED® rating for sustainability and design.

Innovative Program Sets Safety Standard for Railroad Industry

Metro-North continues to set safety standards for the railroad industry as it has received the highest safety award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The commendation, known as the Gold Award for Safety, was given to Metro-North for developing a state-of-the art employee protection system that other railroads could consider replicating. The system, known as the Enhanced Employee Protection System (EEPS), was implemented in 2014. It adds a layer of protection for employees who work along and near railroad tracks, further enhancing the railroad’s efforts to safeguard against worker injuries and fatalities.

Large-Scale Mosaic for New Subway Station, Stop-Motion Film Named as Best Public Art

A soaring mosaic artwork that welcomes customers to MTA New York City Transit’s newest subway station and MTA Arts & Design’s first commission of a stop-motion short film are among 2015’s best public art as recognized by the Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit foundation devoted to advancing art and art education. Xenobia Bailey’s “Funktional Vibrations,” which is featured at the new 34 St-Hudson Yards station on the Flushing 7 Line, and Red Nose Studio’s animation, “The Blowing Bowler,” were named with 36 other art projects created in 2015 as outstanding by the foundation’s Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program. MTA Arts & Design has been recognized in the past four years by the Year in Review.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 17 - June 20

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 17 - June 20

Change Allows More Transfers, Faster Commutes for Brooklyn Customers

MTA New York City Transit today announced it will extend late night [R] service to lower Manhattan in order to improve subway connectivity for customers traveling between Manhattan and the southwestern end of Brooklyn. Late night [R] service currently operates as a shuttle between Bay Ridge-95 St and 36 St in Brooklyn. Customers coming from Bay Ridge and Sunset Park must transfer between the [R] shuttle and [D] [N] trains in order to travel to other parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The proposed service extension would shift the northern final stop of the late-night [R] shuttle from 36 St to Whitehall St-South Ferry.

1906 Electrification of Grand Central Terminal Designated as Historic Milestone By Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

It's Metro-North with the Bronze! The Railroad announced on Wednesday that it accepted an award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for the 1906 electrification of Grand Central Terminal. The award, known as the IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing, is a bronze plaque to be mounted on a wall at Grand Central Terminal. It was presented to Joseph Giulietti, President of Metro-North, by IEEE Past President, Dr. Howard Michel, at a ceremony at the Terminal

Three Ways to Save on this Summer’s Biggest Events

ake a free ride on the Long Island Rail Road and see some of this summer’s hottest shows – featuring lots of legs and lots of legends. Customers can use special promo codes for single round-trip fares to New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, Cagney the Musical and various concerts at Forest Hills Stadium.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 10 - June 13

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 10 - June 13

Saturday’s Big Race Highlights 3-day Belmont Stakes Fest That Starts Thursday

The 148th running of the Belmont Stakes is this coming Saturday, June 11, but the only sure thing about the big race is that the MTA Long Island Rail Road is the best way to get to Belmont Park. Coming off a stellar performance at last year’s Belmont Stakes when the LIRR moved more than 50,000 customers in and out of a newly modernized Belmont Park Station in record time, the nation’s busiest commuter rail line is once again primed and ready for the big event.