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LIRR Service to Belmont Park Resumes on Friday, September 5

The thoroughbreds are back from Saratoga and the MTA Long Island Rail Road's 'Belmont Special' is at the starting gate and ready for the fall racing season at beautiful Belmont Park. The LIRR is partnering with The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) again this year to provide regular train service for racing fans for the start of the Fall Meet Friday, September 5, and continuing through October 26. Through the partnership, NYRA is subsidizing the cost of operating the LIRR Belmont service for racing fans.

RFK Bridge $50-Million Ramp Finished Ahead of Schedule

It will be smoother riding for motorists heading from Manhattan to Queens on the newly reconstructed Robert F. Kennedy Bridge ramp that was finished a month ahead of schedule. The successful design/build project, which began in 2012, was done with minimal impact to customers. The two-lane ramp, used by most to drive from Manhattan across the bridge’s Queens bridge span, now has a smoother riding surface, safety shoulders, and drainage improvements. It also meets the latest design requirements, including seismic improvements.

MetroCard Gets First-Time Ad Buys from Medical Facilities

Subway and bus riders may notice something a little different, yet familiar on some new MetroCards. That's because wo medical facilities in New York City have purchased advertising space on MetroCards, becoming the first hospitals to promote their services on the fare card. A print run of 50,000 cards for Mount Sinai’s Urgent Care site was the first of the two to be made available last week, with distribution at the 116 St-Columbia University [1] station and 96 St [1][2][3] station.

G trains Roll Between Greenpoint and Long Island City After Five-Week Absence

[G] Line service was restored on Tuesday, September 2 in time for the post Labor Day morning rush. The five-week suspension between Court Sq and Nassau Av began July 25 and gave MTA New York City Transit maintenance crews the opportunity to make Fix&Fortify resiliency repairs to the tubes, flooded and badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago.

21 Extra Departures on Friday, August 29 Among Service Changes for Holiday Weekend

Metro-North doesn’t want you to work hard to celebrate Labor Day! Metro-North has plenty of train service to get you where you need to go for the entire holiday weekend starting Friday, August 29, and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

Long Island Rail Road Labor Day Weekend Service Includes 8 Early Afternoon Eastbound Trains on Friday, August 29 to Speed Your Getaway for the Labor Day Weekend

Long Island Rail Road customers have more reasons to make an early getaway and hang onto the last days of summer. The LIRR will provide eight additional early-afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, August 29, for customers planning to get an early start to he Labor Day Weekend. There will be three extra Babylon trains, three extra Port Jefferson Branch trains, one extra train on the Port Washington Branch and one extra train to Far Rockaway.

Extra Getaway Services on Friday, August 29, Start the Weekend

The LIRR and Metro-North will provide 27 additional early-afternoon trains from Manhattan on Friday, August 30, for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day Weekend. For more information, please see the attached press releases from the LIRR and Metro-North. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule, and the LIRR will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule.

$4.9 Million in Enhancements Planned for Routes in All Five New York City Boroughs

New routes, extensions and stops are among the bus enhancements customers will get to use on Sunday, August 31. One example will be the M12 route on the Far West Side of Manhattan to meet a demand for public transportation in an area of Manhattan that has experienced significant residential and commercial growth.

Special Service Advisory for “We Will Not Go Back” March in Staten Island on Saturday, August 23

The MTA has a service plan to help Staten Island customers who may be impacted by potential street closures in and around the vicinity of the St. George Ferry Terminal due to tomorrow’s planned march,

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 22 - August 25

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 22 - August 25