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Subway Ridership Surges 2.6% In One Year

Subway ridership in New York City has reach the highest annual ridership in more than 65 years. According to new MTA New York City Transit figures, ridership grew 2.6% to 1.751 billion customers in 2014. Some 5.6 million customers rode the subway on an average weekday and 6 million customers on an average weekend. Weekday ridership rose by more than 132,000 last year, and by more than 500,000 over the last five years. At its busiest, the subway system carried more than 6 million customers on 29 weekdays in the last four months of 2014 – a level not seen since the post-World War II boom.

See What We've Accomplished During L Train Weekend Work

Weekend at Work: Crews replaced and repaired track on the L line on the weekend of April 17-20, 2015. Photos: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

Changes to New Haven Line Waterbury Branch Service Begin April 25

Changes to New Haven Line Waterbury Branch Service Begin April 25

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 17 - April 20

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 17 - April 20

MTA’s Fulton Center to Host On-Call Poets on Thursday, April 23

Folks traveling through Fulton Center can soon catch more than a train...they can catch an earful of poetry. On Thursday, April 23, MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America will set up poetry booths for the public at the downtown transit hub. The event, Poetry in Motion: The Poet Is In, celebrates National Poetry Month with more than a score of poets writing poems on the spot for anyone who wants one. The concept was inspired by the booth where Lucy van Pelt from the Peanuts comic strip gave advice.

New Metro-North Schedules Began Sunday, April 26

New Metro-North Schedules Begin Sunday, April 26

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.