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Verrazano-Narrows Workers Save Wayward Falcon Chick

A young peregrine falcon, one of the four hatched in May atop the Verrazano-Narrow Bridge, was scooped up and brought to safety after the fledgling recently made an unscheduled pit stop on the bridge’s upper level center median. MTA Bridges and Tunnels Maintainers Ed Sheehan and Asif Subhan were in a sweeper truck doing routine cleaning near the Brooklyn tower in the early morning hours of June 17 when they spotted something on the small strip of curbing adjacent to the center median, which divides east and west bound traffic. William McCann, MTA Bridges and Tunnels Director of Bridges South, said employees at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge are accustomed to dealing with all types of creatures that get onto MTA property from time to time but this was a bird of a different feather.

MTA Establishes Transportation Reinvention Commission

Growing ridership, shifting demographic trends and a changing climate are certain to have an impact on transportation in the coming decades. In order to keep up with these transportation challenges, the MTA has established a special advisory board of 22 experts who will be make up the Transportation Reinvention Commission.

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.

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