Metropolitan Transportation Authority logo


Subscribe to RSS - News

Daytrip to New York City for Less This Holiday Season with Metro-North’s Getaway Packages

Whether you’re planning to stay warm inside, or enjoy some outdoor holiday fun, don’t head to New York City without your discount rail and admission Getaway packages. There’s so much to do in New York City this time of year and Metro-North’s has your savings to the top attractions and tours.

Verrazano-Narrows Celebrates 50 Years with 50-Gun Salute

A ceremony complete with a 50-gun salute marked Friday's celebration of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 50th anniversary. A fireboat water display with the bridge itself serving as a spectacular backdrop also helped to kick off the festivities.

Nostalgia Trains & Buses Return for the Holidays

Once again this holiday season, the MTA will offer nostalgia lovers the opportunity to the ride back into the past with rides on vintage buses and subway trains. There’s no better way to get around while doing your holiday shopping! Dating back to the early part of last century, the Nostalgia Train is made up of subway cars in service along the lettered lines between the early1930s to the mid-1970s. Equipped with ceiling fans, padded seats and incandescent light bulbs, the R/1 through R/9 cars served the IND and later some BMT lines. Customers will have the opportunity to hop on board as it operates along the Sixth Avenue [M] Line.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 21 - November 24

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 21 - November 24

History of Verrazano-Narrows Dates To 1880s

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was the last major bridge built by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) and the last major bridge built in New York City. When it opened on November 21, 1964, its 4,260-foot main suspension span was the world’s longest. Its construction completed the regional highway system and became a catalyst for the rapid development of Staten Island and Northern New Jersey.

MTA Celebrates Re-opening of Mother Clara Hale Depot With Ribbon-Cutting

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, New York City Transit officials, union representatives, and community and elected officials celebrated the re-opening of the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Harlem on Thursday, November 2

Ride LIRR Free & Save $10 on Tickets to “Christmas Spectacular”at Radio City Starring “The Rockettes”

Ride MTA Long Island Rail Road for free and get $10 off your ticket to see the annual Christmas Spectacular at Radio City®, where once again The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and shine with the joy of the season.

Take LIRR ‘Getaway Package” to Holiday Fest at Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park this Saturday, November 22

You can ride the Long Island Rail Road free to Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park, L.I this Saturday, November 22 for a fun-filled holiday festival featuring music, entertainment and special guests, and the best shopping on Long Island. Headlining this special event is pop star Jesse McCartney, the Radio City Rockettes and Santa Claus himself.

MTA Buses and Subways Gear Up for Winter Weather

MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bus Company are ready for winter operations.

Hunts Point Av 6 Station Becomes the 84th Fully ADA Accessible Subway Station

Taking the [6] at Hunts Point Av station is now fully accessible for disabled riders. Customers can now use three new ADA-accessible elevators to reach the platforms from the street level to both northbound and southbound platforms. The elevators went into service today and make the Hunts Point Av [6] station the 11th ADA Key Station in the Bronx and the 84th ADA Key Station system-wide.