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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Prepared For Winter

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is ready to battle winter weather this year with 98 trucks in its snow and ice-fighting arsenal and 9,180 tons of anti-corrosive deicer on hand. The snow fleet, made up of regular maintenance trucks that are turned into snow plows and conveyors during winter months, includes 44 vehicles equipped with ground temperature sensors that let the operator and bridge managers know if the roadway is in danger of freezing.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 28 - December 1

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 28 - December 1

Amazon Holiday Gift Guide on the On The Go Travel Station

During the holiday shopping season, 90 On The Go kiosks will showcase Amazon’s Consumer Electronics Holiday Gift Guide featuring transactional ads from the online retail giant. The campaign will create the first network of Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) storefronts in the nation’s busiest transit system.

Ride the LIRR Free & Save $10 on Tickets to “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” at The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Ride MTA Long Island Rail Road for free and get $10 off your ticket to see “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The special deal is available for 10 select performances from December 5 through December 28.

Transportation Reinvention Commission Calls For MTA Improvements: Report Recommends Seven Strategies To Meet Challenges Ahead

The MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission has released it's final report outlining seven strategies. The group of 24 experts, convened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to address challenges facing the regional transportation network, recommends the MTA take significant steps to re-engineer its way of doing business and make its system more resilient, while all those who benefit from the MTA’s services must contribute to reliable long-term funding to continue to drive the region’s prosperity.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels Prepares for Winter Storm

Motorists may have to take it slow if the area sees significant snowfall, but MTA Bridges and Tunnels is prepared to get you home or wherever your destination may be this Thanksgiving holiday. MTA Bridges and Tunnels has 98 pieces of snow-fighting equipment and 9,180 tons of roadway deicer on hand. All drains on agency property and those that are just off-property and prone to flooding have been checked and cleared of debris.

Metro-North Prepares for Winter Storm

Metro-North wants riders to get home safely and swiftly for the Thanksgiving holiday despite possible inclement weather. The Railroad is operating 22 extra trains departing from Grand Central Terminal between 1 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday.The trains are noted in current timetables and will be included in the Metro-North Train Time app.

LIRR Prepares for Possible Winter Storm

The LIRR will operate nine extra afternoon eastbound trains from Penn Station between 1:46 p.m. and 4:06 p.m. to handle the expected holiday rush. Station waiting rooms will remain open throughout the night on Wednesday, resuming normal waiting room hours on Thursday.

MTA Prepares for Possible Winter Storms

The MTA is closely monitoring weather forecasts and readying its forces to keep the region’s network of subways, buses, railroads, bridges, tunnels and paratransit operating in the event of significant snowfall.

Three Promising Teams Win App Quest 3.0 Developer Day

Nearly 40 app developers worked this past Saturday to generate concepts for the next generation of apps for MTA customers. The developers were participating in App Quest 3.0 Developer Day, a day-long workshop hosted by NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in Downtown Brooklyn that marks the first leg in the three-month, $50,000 app challenge.