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Railroad Reports Significant Ridership Increases in 2015

Ridership is up on MTA Metro-North Railroad. Metro-North reported an all-time record ridership of 86.1 million customers in 2015, an increase of 1.6% over 2014, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the region it serves.

LIRR, Highest Since 1949, Remains Busiest Regional Railroad in Nation

Ridership is up on MTA Long Island Rail Road. Numbers increased significantly on LIRR in 2015, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the Long Island area. The Long Island Rail Road remained the busiest regional railroad in the nation, carrying 87.6 million customers, a 2.1% increase over the prior year and the railroad’s highest total since 1949.

Metro-North at All-Time High; LIRR, Highest Since 1949, Remains Busiest Regional Railroad in Nation

Ridership is up on the MTA's regional rails. Numbers increased significantly on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad in 2015, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the regions they serve. Metro-North reported all-time record ridership of 86.1 million customers, an increase of 1.6% over 2014, while the Long Island Rail Road remained the busiest regional railroad in the nation, carrying 87.6 million customers, a 2.1% increase over the prior year and the railroad’s highest total since 1949.

Ride Free and Save Up to $50 on the LIRR to Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway

Ride Free and Save Up to $50 on the LIRR to Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway

Children’s Book Author, Illustrator Ashley Bryan Creates Latest Graphics Poster for MTA Arts & Design

MTA Arts & Design has released this year's graphics arts poster, and it celebrates music and voices of the Bronx. The artwork is titled “New York Voices,” by artist and children’s book author Ashley Bryan. The piece will be installed in hundreds of subway stations and cars throughout the New York City Transit (NYCT) system. The colorful poster depicts two groups of singers with their arms linked, mouths opened in mid-song. It is based on an original painting by Bryan, who said he was celebrating the variety of voices that create the soundtrack of New York City.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 29 - February 1

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 29 - February 1

MTA Approves Final Major Contract for East Side Access Manhattan Caverns

It's another milestone for East Side Acess as the MTA on Wednesday approved the final major contract for the project, which will build and finish four platforms and eight tracks for the new Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) terminal some 100 feet below Grand Central Terminal. Under another contract awarded last month, a tunnel approach will be built and a bridge rebuilt in Sunnyside, Queens. The total value of both contracts is nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars.

Lithium-Ion Batteries Pose Potential Fire Risk

Hoverboards Not Allowed. That is the new message from the MTA. The Metropolitan Transportation Agency today announced that possession of hoverboards aboard trains or buses or at stations of the New York City Subway, New York City Buses, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, Staten Island Railway or Access-A-Ride is prohibited. The MTA is promoting the ban through a new MTA advertising campaign using the now-famous “bubble people,” with the headline: Hoverboards Not Allowed.

Long Island Rail Road System-Wide Service Restored Tuesday Morning

The Long Island Rail Road will resume service system-wide for Tuesday morning’s rush hour after a concerted effort by thousands of LIRR and state workers cleared the five remaining branches left snow-bound by a weekend blizzard that hit especially hard in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn. Trains will be running again on the Long Beach, Hempstead, Far Rockaway and West Hempstead branches as well as the Atlantic Branch from Jamaica to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.

Recovery Efforts Moving Well Following Blizzard

Almost all outdoor segments of the MTA New York City Transit subway system, including the Staten Island Railway, have reopened this afternoon, and will be prepared to offer normal service for the Monday morning rush. The only exceptions is express service on Brighton Beach Line. There will be delayed express on corridors where trains were stored underground. Customers should monitor www.mta.info for the latest information.

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