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LIRR Beach Getaways Packages Include Round-trip Rail Plus Bus, Taxi and Ferry Travel

No need to brave the beach traffic when LIRR has your ride to the world-class beaches of Long Island’s South Shore. As you plan your day in the sun, make your first stop the 2016 Long Island Rail Road Beach Getaways guide. Copies of the full-color brochure can be found at LIRR terminals and stations and the details are also available at the MTA LIRR website www.mta.info/lirr/getaways/. You’ll find that the Railroad’s day-trip packages have all the ingredients for a truly unforgettable summer day filled with sun bathing, swimming, waterfront restaurants, fishing and more.

NYC Transit's Bus Facilities Chief Wins City Public Service Award

George Menduina, head of New York City Transit’s bus facilities, won the prestigious Sloan Public Service Award for his 39 years of exemplary public service.

Mix of Soloists, Ensembles Chosen from MTA Arts & Design Music Under New York May 2016 Auditions

Twenty-seven musical acts now have the honor of performing throughout the MTA's transit and rail system. MTA Arts & Design has invited the more than two dozen groups and performers to join the Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC) following a competitive applications process and auditions that were held in May.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 27 - May 30

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 27 - May 30

Service Plans for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 30, which means the MTA will add extra LIRR, Metro-North trains on Friday, May 27, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. MTA Staten Island Railway will operate its Early Departure Get Away schedule on Friday, May 27. This schedule means extra SIR trains will be added earlier in the afternoon beginning at 2:30 p.m. from the St. George Ferry Terminal. There will be one express train and one local train awaiting every boat until 7:50 p.m.

MTA LIRR Adding 10 Extra Eastbound Trains Friday Afternoon to Serve Customers Leaving Work Early for Holiday Weekend

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide 10 additional early-afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, May 27, for customers planning an early start to the Memorial Day Weekend. The LIRR will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday and on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day.

Metro-North Provides Early Getaway Trains on Friday, May 27

To help you get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend - the unofficial start of summer - Metro-North Railroad has extra early getaway service on Friday, May 27, and plenty of trains to get you to your destination during the long holiday weekend.

Enjoy Summer Splendor with Metro-North’s Discount Getaway Packages

As we welcome the warmer weather and sunny days ahead, Metro-North is offering perfect packages for those who want to enjoy outdoor adventures or choose to explore indoor spaces. Whether you’re looking for some physical activity or a day filled with culture and relaxation, the Railroad has your perfect getaway to scenic New York City, Hudson Valley and the shores of Connecticut.

MTA Adds Service to Area Beaches to Kick Off the Summer Season

MTA Adds Service to Area Beaches to Kick Off the Summer Season

Governor Cuomo’s $121 Million Modernization Now on Fast Track for Completion in Less Than 2 Years

Governor Andrew Cuomo has put the planned $121 million modernization of the Long Island Rail Road’s aging Hicksville station on the fast track, announcing the LIRR and the prime contractor have agreed to complete the job in 22 months, 13 months sooner than planned. “Hicksville station is the LIRR’s third busiest station – topped only by Penn and Jamaica - and it’s a key transfer point for customers on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches,” Governor Cuomo said. “To have such an important transportation hub encumbered by construction for three years was out of the question. In order to speed up the process both the LIRR and the contractor have worked out a unique construction methodology shortening the total construction time from 35 to 22 months.”

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