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LED Lighting Project Will Reduce Energy Use, Power Costs, Number of Maintenance Closures

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is wrapping up installation of new environmentally friendly LED lights at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the last of the agency’s four suspended spans to upgrade its “necklace” light fixtures that are part of the bridges’ architectural features. Final programing for the controls of the recently installed LED lights is underway, but the view will be worth it when the lights go on permanently (see photo of recent test run).

Turnstyle Opens at Columbus Circle

Turnstyle Opens at Columbus Circle

MTA Announces Second Public Meeting on Reconstruction of L Line’s Canarsie Tunnel

Customers who have concerns about upcoming L train work will have a chance to speak their minds. The MTA has announced the first of two public meetings to discuss future reconstruction work on the Canarsie Tunnel, which carries the [L] train under the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Marcy Avenue Armory at 355 Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn. A Manhattan-based public meeting to be held later in May will be announced soon.

Highest Figures Since 1948

Subway ridership is on an upward trend. Annual subway ridership increased 0.6% from 2014 to 2015 to 1.763 billion, the highest since 1948. Weekday ridership increased by 0.9% to 5.7 million, also the highest since 1948. Forty-nine weekdays in 2015 had over six million riders. Weekend subway ridership declined by 0.7% to 5.9 million, but is still among the highest since two-day weekends became nearly universal in the mid-20th century.

Nassau Co. Executive Mangano, Mayor of Westbury & Local Legislators Attend Ribbon Cutting

A new pedestrian and motor vehicle bridge over Long Island Rail Road tracks is now open to the public. Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski was joined on Friday by State Senator Jack M. Martins, State Assemblyman Michael Montesano, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer and Village of Westbury Mayor Peter I. Cavallaro for the opening of the new Ellison Ave. Bridge in Westbury, a $17.5 million project delivered by the LIRR right on schedule.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 15 - April 18

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 15 - April 18

MTA Long Island Rail Road Providing Extra Service for New York Islanders’ Playoff Games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

The New York Islanders have made it to the postseason once again, and MTA Long Island Rail Road is providing extra service to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. As the Islanders host the Panthers on Sunday, April 17, Wednesday, April 20, and Sunday, April 24 (if necessary) – LIRR will continue to provide extra trains heading to hockey games at Barclays Center.

Laying Down to Track for Metro-North's Future

80,000 Feet of Continuous Welded Rail for the New Haven Line

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 8 - April 11

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 8 - April 11

Treat Yourself to an NYC-Staycation at the Manhattan NYC, an Affinia Hotel

If you’ve been thinking about a little NYC staycation, then Long Island Rail Road has a deal for you at a beautiful, boutique hotel right across the street from Penn Station. Whether it’s a romantic getaway with that special someone or a family outing – Manhattan NYC – Affinia Hotel will make every effort to suit your needs. There’s even an Affinia Junior program that includes “Family Fun” chests filled with board games. Other features include colorable pillows and kid-friendly snacks.