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New Photography Exhibit Tracks Progress of MTA Capital Projects

MTA Arts & Design has installed “Breaking Ground,” a photography exhibit by Patrick J. Cashin that focuses on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s major infrastructure projects.

Metro-North Railroad Hosts 3rd Annual Blood Drive at Grand Central Terminal

MTA Metro-North Railroad and New York Blood Center (NYBC) encourage commuters to give the gift of life during their commute on Thursday, April 16th by visiting the public donation station in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. The drive will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Metro-North President, Joseph Giulietti, participating. By setting aside less than an hour to donate, MTA employees and commuters can help our region’s blood supply levels stay on track through the spring and save lives.

MTA to Help Long Island Small Businesses Pursue Millions in Contracts Under 2015-2019 Capital Program

The MTA is stepping up efforts to recruit and train small business owners on Long Island, especially those certified as NYS Minority, Women-owned and MTA certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, to bid on MTA contracts totaling billions of dollars that will be awarded under the transportation agency’s 2015-19 Capital Program. Understanding the bidding process for MTA contracts is critical for MWDBE companies to successfully submit bids – and is a tremendous business opportunity given New York’s goal to award an unprecedented 30 percent of state contracts to NYS certified MWBE companies.

Let LIRR Get You to Citi Field to See the Mets This Season

The LIRR is a fast and convenient way to get you to all of this season’s games at Citi Field with direct train service to the ballpark available from Penn Station, Woodside, and all stations on the Port Washington Branch. Those traveling from Long Island or southern Queens on other branches can reach Citi Field by changing trains at Woodside, just a five-minute ride from the stadium. Customers from Eastern Long Island should consult branch timetables for service to Woodside, where transfers can be made to Port Washington Branch trains on Platform B for service to Mets-Willets Point. Fans from NYC or New Jersey can board trains at Penn Station, which is just a quick 19 minutes away on the LIRR. The ballpark is just 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington.

Big Improvements in Metro-North’s Free Train Time App

Metro-North’s new and improved Train Time app delivers convenient, real-time train status with better service alerts, new search fields, a new refresh feature and more. So if you already use Train Time or if you haven’t tried it yet, it’s time to upgrade your travel with Train Time. It’s free!

Which MTA Crossings Opened in Conjunction with Two World’s Fairs?

Which MTA Crossings Opened in Conjunction with Two World’s Fairs?

“Nostalgia Special” Brings Fans to Opening Day Game at the Stadium

A day at the ballpark is fun but why should the good times start only when your team hits the field or the hot dog guy comes around? About 90 minutes prior to Monday’s Yankees Opening Day game against the Blue Jays, MTA New York City Transit will be sending a special “Nostalgia Special” non-stop from Grand Central-42 St to 161 St-Yankee Stadium. The ride up to the Bronx will get fans to the stadium gates in plenty of time for the first pitch at 1:05 p.m.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 3 - April 6

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 3 - April 6

Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center Welcomes 10,000th Visitor

MTA Capital Construction welcomed its 10,000th visitor to the Second Avenue Subway Community information Center (CIC) on April 1st. Alisa Becker, who lives in the 96th Street station area was greeted by MTA Capital Construction President Michael Horodniceanu as she walked in the door. Horodniceanu presented her with a plaque containing a piece of Manhattan Schist attached. The rock was excavated from below Second Avenue where the tunnels and caverns were excavated to construct the subway. She was also guaranteed a spot on a future community tour of the tavern.

Improvements Continue at Stations Along Harlem and Hudson Lines

On the schedule is the completion of improvements that were started last year at Hartsdale, Scarsdale, Purdy's and Croton Falls stations on the Harlem Line. (While our gangs work tirelessly to finish each year's work, it is always subject to weather and logistical challenges.) On the Hudson Line, spruce ups are planned for Spuyten Duyvil, Marble Hill, University Heights and Morris Heights. (The gangs are also venturing to the other side of the Hudson with the intention of shining up Spring Valley Station on our Pascack Valley Line.) This is the fifth year of our Station Enhancement program, with two paint gangs, 2-3 electricians, and 2-3 tin smiths w