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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

MTA Proposes Grand Central Terminal Food Hall Operated by One of World’s Top Restaurateurs

Grand Central is about to get even more enticing food options -- and the venture is to be operated by a world-renowned restaurateur. The MTA board on Wednesday approved a proposal for a 16,000-square-foot food hall, restaurant and take-out venue the Terminal to be operated by Claus Meyer, who with a young Rene Redzepi as headchef and partner, created Noma, in Copenhagen, ranked “Best Restaurant in the World” in annual surveys by Restaurant magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.

Have Fun this Summer with LIRR and Save!

Long Island’s warm weather possibilities are plentiful and LIRR has your deals to get to the summer’s best attractions. Whether you’re looking to soak in the sun on the shores of Long Beach, head down a water slide at Splish Splash or take a scenic bike ride in Bethpage – the Railroad provides a convenient and comfortable, air-conditioned ride.

FASTRACK Comes to 2 3 4 in Park Slope June 23 - 27

FASTRACK runs on 2 3 4 lines in Brooklyn between Bergen St & Grand Army Plaza June 23 - 27

Fourth Ave N R FASTRACK A Success

A wrap of work activities that took place during FASTRACK on Fourth Ave N R lines in Brooklyn, June 16-20, 2014

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 20 - June 23

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 20 - June 23

Port Washington Pedestrian Bridge Extension To Be Installed This Summer

A temporary extension to an existing pedestrian bridge will be installed this summer on the Haven Avenue side of the Port Washington station to restore platform access for customers under a solution proposed by the LIRR and agreed to by Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth.

New Lower Level Ramp Opens At Verrazano-Narrows

The first new ramp added to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge since it was built in the 1960s is now open to traffic. The two-lane lower level connector ramp, which begins on the Staten Island Expressway and leads to the Brooklyn-bound lower level of the bridge, is part of MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ $50 million toll plaza improvement project. The ramp is expected to immediately improve traffic flow through the busy I-278 corridor by accommodating more traffic from the Staten Island Expressway, said MTA Bridges and Tunnels Engineer Project Manager Piv Lim. “We expect motorists will notice this positive change right away,” Lim said.

70 Additional Subway Stations to Get New State-Of-Art Intercom Devices

New York City Transit is getting ready to install more station intercoms to enhance customer safety and security. NYCT will seek MTA Board approval next week to install the new Help Point Intercoms at 70 additional stations. The devices enable direct communication with station agents and the Rail Control Center. These high-tech devices will serve as a welcome beacon to worried customers and lost tourists alike and is part of the MTA’s ongoing efforts to bring the subway system into the 21st century.