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MTA 2011 Highlights: Improved Technology and More Accessible Information In 2011, the MTA continued to add new technology to provide customers with more readily available real-time service information.
MTA 2011 Highlights: Countdown Clocks and Bus Time In 2011, the MTA focused on delivering on some long-promised benefits for our 8.5 million customers. This is the eighth in a daily series that recaps the best of 2011.
MTA 2011 Highlights: Improvements for Our Bridges and Tunnels Customers In 2011, the MTA focused on delivering on some long-promised benefits for our 8.5 million customers. This is the seventh in a daily series that recaps the best of 2011.
MTA 2011 Highlights: More Service Options for Subway Customers In 2011, the MTA focused on delivering on some long-promised benefits for our 8.5 million customers. This is the sixth in a daily series that recaps the best of 2011.
MTA 2011 Highlights: Select Bus Service Arrives at 34th Street In 2011, the MTA focused on delivering on some long-promised benefits for our 8.5 million customers. This is the fifth in a daily series that recaps the best of 2011.
MTA 2011 Highlights: 511 In 2011, the MTA focused on delivering on some long-promised benefits for our 8.5 million customers. This is the fourth in a daily series that recaps the best of 2011.
'FASTRACK' Coming to the Lexington Avenue Line MTA New York City Transit is set to introduce FASTRACK - a new way of working on the rails
MTA 2011 Highlights: Cell Phone Service Underground In 2011, the MTA focused on delivering on some long-promised benefits for our 8.5 million customers. This is the third in a daily series that recaps the best of 2011.
MTA Launches Email Alert Notification for Elevator and Escalator Status The MTA is now offering customers the opportunity to receive up-to-the-minute updates on the status of elevators and escalators through a new email alert notification system.
MTA 2011 Highlights: Launch of the Weekender In 2011, the MTA focused on delivering on some long-promised benefits for our 8.5 million customers. This is the first in a daily series that recaps the best of 2011.
MTA 2011 Highlights: New M-8 Cars Debut on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line In 2011, the MTA focused on delivering on some long-promised benefits for our 8.5 million customers. This is the second in a daily series that recaps the best of 2011.
MTA New York City Transit Employees Earn Medals of Excellence Awards Honoring our heroic employees
New Harlem River Drive Ramp To RFK Bridge Opens Ahead Of Schedule It's smooth sailing on the brand new $9 million Harlem River Drive southbound ramp to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge which reopened to traffic December 19th ahead of schedule.
LIRR Train Time Debuts on Port Washington Branch The Long Island Rail Road has launched a pilot of LIRR Train Time™, a digital service that provides real-time train arrival status to customers using mobile devices or desktop computers.
NYC's Most Googled in 2011 Guess who was the most googled in 2011. Hint -- it wasn't Kim Kardashian. That's right, it was the MTA.
Take LIRR to See Ten Commandments Discount Package Saves up to 40% on Travel Cost & Tickets to Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit at Discovery Times Square
MTA New York City Transit Runs Special Vintage Buses for the Holidays Don't worry, they accept MetroCards!
Weekend at Work: December 9-12 This weekend, workers replaced panels of track on the N Line near 8 Av in Brooklyn.
MTA's Scenic Henry Hudson Bridge Turns 75 Years The Henry Hudson Bridge, connecting the northern tip of Manhattan to the Riverdale section of the Bronx, turns 75 on Monday, Dec. 12th.
B&T Readies Winter Storm Equipment Bridges and Tunnels' snow and ice fighting arsenal, which includes 9,000 tons of deicer and a fleet of 102 trucks, is ready for the annual winter battle against Mother Nature
Introducing Weekender 1.5 We asked. You suggested. We listened.  Improvements to the Weekender, which takes over the front page of MTA.info each weekend, have made it easier for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.
Metro-North Bolsters Winter Arsenal To prepare for winter, MTA Metro-North Railroad has upgraded its snow-fighting arsenal of specialty equipment and improved customer communications and storm response protocols after last year's record snow falls.
New Fairfield Metro Train Station Opened Monday, December 5: Abundant Parking a Welcome Addition MTA Metro-North Railroad began train service to the newly built Fairfield Metro Station on December 5. Every train that stops at Fairfield now stops at Fairfield Metro and they are in the same fare zone.
LIRR Prepares for the Winter
Slippery Leaves, Slippery Tracks They may be small and light as a feather, but they can cause big problems for a 40-ton railcar.
MTA Prepares for Winter Weather With winter approaching, MTA agencies are making preparations to provide safe service in the event of snow and ice storms.
Preparing for Old Man Winter MTA New York City Transit is once again preparing for winter weather.
<span style="line-height:96%">Quiet Car Pilot Program Begins on the LIRR Far Rockaway Branch during Rush Hours</span> The LIRR has launched a new Quiet Car pilot program on the Far Rockaway Branch. In the pilot, four morning and six evening rush hour trains operating between Far Rockaway and Atlantic Terminal will have a designated quiet car.
LIRR Is Your Route to Holiday Fun in the City The City is decked out for the holiday season. Get to all the festivities by taking the Long Island Rail Road. We offer fast, frequent and convenient service to Penn Station, and a variety of special fares that can save you money too!
Weekend at Work: December 2-5, 2011 This weekend, workers replaced panels of track on the J/Z Line near Hewes St and prepared to replace a track in the Livonia Yard in Brooklyn, which supplies trains to the 3 and 4 Lines.
MTA Asks Public to Vote for Best App What's the most useful transit-related app out there? The MTA needs your help to find out! Through January 11, the public is invited to comment and vote on 42 apps
Weekender Wins Praise This Sunday, The New York Times' design critic Alice Rawsthorn had some praise for The Weekender, our effort to make it easier to find out about planned service diversions on the subway on weekends.
Take the Train to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting The annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center will take place on Wednesday, November 30 and the subway is the best way to get there.
Train Service Resumes on the Port Jervis Line! Thanks to an extraordinary rebuilding effort by Metro-North's employees, full train service resumed on the Port Jervis Line on Monday, Nov. 28
The Holiday Nostalgia Train is Back! Take a ride on a vintage subway
Use Mass Transit for Your Holiday Shopping There's no better way to do your holiday shopping than utilizing the MTA to avoid the traffic and aggravation during these gridlock alert days.
Take the Train to the Parade! There's no better way to get to the Thanksgiving Day Parade than the MTA during these gridlock alert days.
Ride the LIRR to Dickens Festival in Port Jeff The harbor front Village of Port Jefferson will kick off its annual three-day Dickens Festival on Friday, December 2 and MTA Long Island Rail Road is the perfect way for devotees to take in the festivities
Weekend at Work: Nov. 18-21, 2011 This weekend, workers replaced tracks and station components on the upper 1 Line, and repaired tracks on the 2/3, 7, N and J/M/Z Lines.
MTA B&T E-Z-ly Passes Three Billionth Transaction Bridges & Tunnels recently recorded its three billionth E-ZPass transaction confirming that E-ZPass is the easiest and most convenient way to travel across the MTA's bridges and tunnels.
No 7. Line Extension Project Update Structural work at the future 34th Street Station is now complete and the No. 7 Line Extension will be ready for service in December 2013.
Holiday Model Train Show Continues Thru January 16 Grand Central Terminal, in the heart of New York City, is a true holiday destination for commuters and tourists alike.
MTA Recognized for Innovative Programs to Assist Small Businesses The MTA was recognized Nov 17 by the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council for creating and implementing small business development programs.
App of the Week: TravAlarm While you sleep soundly, TravAlarm monitors the MTA's real-time status updates.
Ride the LIRR for Free, and Save $10 Off Admission, to NYC Holiday Winter Shows Catch the exciting New York holiday spirit
MTA Releases Final Proposed Budget for 2012 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has released its November Financial Plan and Final Proposed Budget for 2012.
LIRR Holiday Open House: Wednesday, November 16 at Penn Station The world-famous Radio City Rockettes® will help usher in the holiday magic Wednesday, November 16, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Penn Station's 34th Street Corridor.
Select Bus Service Arrives at 34th Street The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has introduced the first phase of Select Bus Service (SBS) along the 34th Street crosstown bus routes.
Joseph J. Lhota Begins as MTA Executive Director Joseph J. Lhota joined the MTA on Nov. 14 as Executive Director, assuming the responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of the organization.
A Faster, Less Disruptive Way to Do Subway Work It's called the Line Segment Closure Program and will shorten the amount of time riders will have to navigate around construction projects. It's a new pragmatic approach to maintenance while still operating a 24/7 system.
Joe Namath &amp; Other Celebs Get Word Out About New LIRR-MNR Smoking Ban An all-star lineup of local celebrities is pitching in to help the LIRR and Metro-North get the word out about the new state smoking ban on outdoor station platforms.
Honoring our Veterans Swipe your MetroCard and head to this year's parade to celebrate and honor our nation's veterans.
Training the Best Bus Operators The safest big-city bus operators in the United States, as determined in a 2009 federal study, perform their duties behind the steering wheels of MTA buses. How did they become the best?
Weekend at Work: Nov. 4-7, 2011 This weekend, workers replaced sections of track on the 7 Line near 33 St-Rawson St and at Court House Sq, south of Wall St on the 2/3 Line, and on the A/C/E Line south of Canal St.
2011 New York City Marathon
It's a Wrap: MTA Plays Key Role in NYC ING Marathon The MTA would like to congratulate all participants in this year's ING NYC Marathon. After running 26.2 miles, we know how you feel. It's been a long couple of days prepping and cleaning up after the race.
Let the MTA Take You to the Marathon There's no better way to catch the action!
Verrazano-Narrows Gets Ready For World-Wide Close-Up It's marathon weekend and MTA Bridges & Tunnels is hard at work preparing to welcome 47,000 runners.
Work Progressing At New RFK Harlem River Drive Ramp Motorists who use the Harlem River Drive can see the progress being made as a brand new ramp from the southbound Harlem River Drive, leading onto the RFK Bridge, is beginning to take shape.
Electrical Upgrade at Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel A $43.5 million Capital Improvement project to replace 1950s-era electrical switches and feeder cables at the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is set to begin in November.
Filming in the Subway Adds Touch of Authenticity to Local Productions Nothing embodies New York City more than an authentic subway car
Digital Video Ad Amazes at Columbus Circle Digital video probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the subway system, but a new ad at Columbus Circle may just be helping to change that.
A Closer Look at the East 180th Street Station in the Bronx Few stations in our subway system have histories as long and rich as East 180th Street on the No. 2 and 5 lines in the Bronx.
MTA Prepared for Winter Storm Customers Urged to Use Caution, Check MTA.INFO or call 511 Before Traveling
MTA Winter Storm Service Advisory With a winter storm moving through the region, the MTA urges all of our customers to take extra care when travelling. The MTA has taken preparations to ensure safe travel across the region, with extra personnel and equipment at the ready, but due to heavy wet snow and high winds in parts of our service territory customers should anticipate possible delays, disruptions and cancellations.
App of the Week: iTransitBuddy Wondering how many minutes until your next scheduled LIRR or Metro-North train? iTransitBuddy, our App of the Week, has the answer in a convenient format for Android and iOS devices.
MTA Boutique Arrives at Macy's Herald Square We've opened a boutique in The Cellar of Macy's Herald Square featuring a unique collection of MTA-themed products developed especially for Macy's.
The New York City Subway System Celebrates 107 Years Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to our subway, happy birthday to you...
Remembering the 9th Avenue El The 9th Avenue El opened its doors on April 20th, 1871 as the first-ever elevated railway in New York City.
Full Port Jervis Line Service Resumes November 28th -; a Month Early Flood repairs are ahead of schedule and below the earlier cost estimate due to an extraordinary, ongoing rebuilding effort on the line.
Joseph Lhota Tapped by Governor Cuomo to Head MTA Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will nominate Joseph J. Lhota to serve as MTA Chairman and CEO. Lhota will need to be confirmed to the post by the New York State Senate.
Remembering the Myrtle Avenue El 1969 was a big year. Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon and the MTA ran its last antique wooden train on the now-defunct Myrtle Avenue El Line.
App of the Week: MetroCalc If you've been carrying around an old, forgotten MetroCard that has less than a ride's worth of money on it, our App of the Week, MetroCalc, can help you put that MetroCard back to use.
Weekend at Work: Oct. 14-17, 2011 This weekend, workers rehabilitated tracks near Canal St on the A/C/E and near Borough Hall on the 2/3, replaced track panels on the J/M/Z near Flushing Av., and continued rehabilitating the E. 180 St 2/5 Station.
Metro-North Railroad Wins Prestigious International Design Award The Triennial Brunel Award for Overall Excellence in Railroad Design
Permanent Lane Closure Lifted At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge As the fall and winter holiday season gets underway there is good news for motorists who use the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge.
Two Stations on the No. 6 line Reopened as Rehab Work Continues Customers on the Pelham line in Bronx now have two more things to smile about....newly rehabbed stations.
'Fall' in Love with NYC This Season With a crisp nip to the air and a fresh pace on the streets, autumn is a special time in New York City.
A Weekend at Work: Oct. 7-10, 2011 This weekend, workers restored electrical components on the 7, rehabilitated track on the A/C/E, replaced sections of track on the 1 and continued rehabilitating Dyckman St, Elder Av and E 180 St.
Remembering the Third Avenue El The Third Avenue El ceased to operate in 1973, but still remains a part of New York City's history.
Metro-North Anticipates Delays This Morning Due To Power Problems Metro-North anticipates delays during this morning's rush due to power problems. Weekend maintenance work in the Park Avenue Tunnel is taking longer than expected to restore full electric power to all four tracks. This will reduce capacity in the tunnel during the morning rush hour. Metro-North must reduce the number of trains that can occupy the tracks at the same time.
Select Bus Service Coming to 34th Street The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is set to introduce the first phase of Select Bus Service (SBS) along the 34th Street crosstown bus routes in November.
Take the LIRR to the Oyster Festival MTA Long Island Rail Road has extra trains going to the 28th Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, L.I. the weekend of October 15-16, and
So, About Those Subways Signs... New York City subway signs are iconic - the white-on-black type with the Helvetica font signs are one of the most universally recognized design schemes in the transit world.
App of the Week: RailTime RailTime, our App of the Week, can help Metro-North commuters, and their loved ones, keep track of upcoming trains with ease.
Queens Firm Awarded $50 Million Contract For Verrazano-Narrows Toll Plaza Project A Queens contractor was awarded a $50 million contract for the final phase of the Verrazano-Narrows toll plaza improvement project.
Only One Number to Call: 511 We've taken the guesswork out of reaching the MTA. Where there used to be an array of 117 customer service phone numbers, now we're down to one: 511.
A Weekend at Work: Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2011 This weekend, workers replaced track panels near 33 St on the 7 Line, replaced track south of Canal St on the A/C/E Line, and installed new platform concrete topping and a rubbing board on the southbound 2/5 platform at E 180 St.
LIRR Statement on Sept. 29 Service Disruption The LIRR apologizes for the service suspension last night that left many of our customers without a regular means of getting home and that stranded some passengers on trains between stations.
LIRR Operating Near Normal Service The MTA Long Island Rail Road is operating near-normal on Friday, September 30 after lightning struck crucial switching equipment in Jamaica on Thursday afternoon and damaging the signal system that controls the operation of trains into and out of Jamaica. LIRR employees, working non-stop around-the-clock, restored the signal system in time for the morning rush.
LIRR Resumes Service MTA Long Island Rail Road has resumed hourly service between Penn Station and Jamaica and points east on all branches. However, the signal system that controls the operation of trains into and out of Jamaica is still not fully functional. Service was suspended Thursday afternoon after lightning struck this crucial switching equipment in Jamaica.
Take the Train to the Playoffs! The Yankees are making their record 50th playoff appearance against the Detroit Tigers in the American League Division Series. The easiest way to get to the series is on the MTA's trains and buses...
E-ZPass On The Go Sales Hit 5,000 Mark In Cash Lanes At Henry Hudson Bridge Three months after a pilot program to sell E-ZPass On The Go in cash lanes at the Henry Hudson Bridge began more than 5,000 electronic tags have been sold
Chatting Underground New York City subway riders now have cellphone, text, and data service at six underground stations.
A Weekend at Work: Sept. 23-26 This weekend, workers rehabilitated stations on the 1 Line in the Bronx.
Amtrak to Begin Track Replacement in East River Tunnels This work will improve reliability for LIRR customers following an Amtrak derailment in May.
Port Jervis Line Damage Assessment is Complete; Rail Service Resumes in December An engineering assessment released Monday calls for massive repairs and 150,000 tons of stone to restore Port Jervis Line train service by the end of the year
MTA Continues Efforts to Capture Maximum Value From Real Estate The MTA plans to sell or lease nine parcels of MTA-controlled real estate in New York City, including 370 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn.
Until Metro-North Tracks Are Fixed, Buses Drive to the Rescue True inter-agency teamwork between Metro-North Railroad and MTA Bus is allowing Port Jervis customers to get to where they need to go.
Tunneling for Second Avenue Subway Complete A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has reached the Lexington Ave-63rd St. station breaking into the existing tunnel and marking a major milestone in the $4.45 billion project.
This Day In History: Remembering Famed Engineer Othmar Amman Famed structural engineer Othmar Amman, who designed four of MTA's seven bridges, passed away on Sept. 22, 1965.
App of the Week: One Touch Train Metro-North and LIRR commuters: our App of the Week, One Touch Train, can help you get rid of paper timetables if you use an Android, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
New Photography Exhibition at Grand Central Dining Concourse MTA Arts for Transit has posted a new photography exhibition at Grand Central Terminal entitled EAT, showing color images from roadside America
MTA New York City Transit Restores Full A, B, C, and D service Crews from various NYC Transit Department of Subways Divisions worked into the early hours this morning to restore service on the A, B, C, and D lines.
MTA Introduces New On the Go! Touch-Screen Travel Station The On the Go! Travel Station — a new interactive touch-screen that offers MTA travel information and a whole lot more -; is up and running at the Bowling Green station.
A Weekend at Work: Sept. 16-19 This weekend, workers from MTA New York City Transit rebuilt piers and replaced drain pipes on the South Channel Bridge, rehabilitated switches in the Pitkin Yard, and replaced track panels on the N Line.
Water Main Break Impacting A, B, C, and D Train Service Customers using A, B, C and D train service should expect severe service disruptions due to a water main break in the vicinity of 110th Street and Central Park West. In addition, due to a switch problem in the vicinity of the Queens Plaza station, service on the F and M lines continues to be impacted.
Introducing 'The Weekender' The MTA has launched "The Weekender," a new feature of MTA.info intended to transform the way riders navigate the subway system on weekends.
MTA Awards Contract to Build 2nd Ave Subway Station at 86th St. The MTA has awarded a contract to excavate the cavern that will house the 86th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway, and build the station's basic structure.
Port Jervis Line Update Train Service has resumed between Port Jervis & Harriman
LIRR Gets You to Meadowlands for Giants & Jets Football Ready for football? The LIRR is again offering a special, one-ticket ride from Long Island to the Meadowlands to see the Giants and the Jets and other select stadium events.
Work to Begin Under Last Major Contract Needed to Extend the 7 Subway Line Work will begin this September on the last major contract needed to extend the 7 subway line to the Far West Side of Manhattan.
New LIRR Timetables In Effect Monday, Sept. 12 Service Enhancements and Track Maintenance Work Means Schedule Changes for Trains on Main Line, Long Beach, West Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Montauk & Far Rockaway Branches
A Weekend at Work: Sept. 9-12 This weekend, workers from MTA New York City Transit replaced track panels at Bay Pkwy on the N Line and Newkirk Av on the B/Q Line.
LIRR 'Fall Getaways' Offer Great Deals for Attractions on Long Island The LIRR is introducing some new Long Island Getaways to its fall lineup of escorted sightseeing tours, travel packages and deals this year, offering more unique ways to enjoy the fall season.
A Decade After 9/11 -; A More Secure System The MTA has dramatically expanded efforts security since the attacks.
A Decade After 9/11 -; First Responders Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the MTA reflects on a decade that began with rescue and heroism, and finished with rebuilding and growth.
A Decade After 9/11 -; Rebuilding Lower Manhattan The MTA worked quickly to restore service after 9/11 and has been crucially important to lower Manhattan's rebuilding and revitalization.
LIRR'S 'Belmont Special' Is Off and Running for Fall Racing The thoroughbreds are back from Saratoga and the LIRR's "Belmont Special" is off and running to beautiful Belmont Park for the fall racing season starting Saturday, Sept. 10.
Cortlandt St. R Station Re-Opens The MTA reopened the southbound side of the Cortlandt Street R subway station on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in time, as promised, for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
A Weekend at Work: Sept. 2-6 This Labor Day weekend, MTA crews fanned out throughout the subway system to replace track, build switches and renew stations.
Ride the LIRR to Long Beach to See the World's Best Surfers Compete Surfing in Long Beach is a time-honored tradition for Long Islanders and MTA Long Island Rail Road is the best way to get to the first major professional surfing tournament on the East Coast getting underway in the popular seaside city.
Emergency Powers Invoked to Rebuild Port Jervis Line While service has resumed across the rest of the MTA system, Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line has sustained catastrophic damage. The MTA has invoked emergency powers to cut through red tape and access necessary funding to begin work immediately.
New $12.4 Million Southbound Harlem River Drive Ramp Being Built Street Detours And Temporary Ramp In Place Through December
MTA Service Details for Labor Day Weekend <p><strong>Extra Getaway Services on Friday, Sept. 2, Will Start the Weekend</strong></p> <p>The MTA is providing extra service on Friday, Sept. 2, so you can get a head start on the long holiday weekend. All services will operate on a reduced schedule on Labor Day. ...<a href="/news/stories/?story=365">more</a></p>
App of the Week: Tell Me Where the Next Bus Is You don't need an iPad or iPhone to use our App of the Week. In fact you don't need a computer. All you need to use the app called "Tell Me Where the Next Bus Is" is a touch-tone telephone.
Recovery Efforts Continue While service has resumed across much of the MTA system, other areas were hit extremely hard by Hurricane Irene. Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line has sustained catastrophic damage that will require months to repair. Shorter-term recovery efforts are underway to restore a number of other LIRR and Metro-North branches. <a href='/pj/index.html'><strong>Alternate Service Information</strong></a>
LIRR Offers Frequent Service to U.S. Open Tennis, Aug. 23-Sept. 12 The LIRR is serving up aces with its frequent service to the U.S. Tennis Open. Trains will stop at the Mets-Willets Point Station for the qualifying rounds through the finals -; including the Men's finals, which has been rescheduled to Monday, September 12 at 4 PM.
Recovery Efforts Continue While service has resumed across much of the MTA system, other areas were hit extremely hard by Hurricane Irene. Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line has sustained catastrophic damage that will require months to repair. Shorter-term recovery efforts are underway to restore a number of other LIRR and Metro-North branches.
LIRR 'Summer Getaways' Offer Great Deals for Attractions on Long Island New Destinations Include Polo Matches, Oyster Bay Village Tour, and the North Fork's Hallockville Fall Festival
System Shutdown to Begin at Noon Tomorrow <strong>Hurricane Warning</strong><br> <strong>August 26, 2011</strong><br><br> Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this morning directed MTA officials to begin immediately implementing a hurricane plan designed to protect the safety of New Yorkers before, during and after the expected impacts of Hurricane Irene, with latest forecasts showing dangerous conditions reaching the area as early as Saturday evening.
System Shutdown to Begin at Noon Tomorrow <strong>Hurricane Warning</strong><br> <strong>August 26, 2011</strong><br><br> Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this morning directed MTA officials to begin immediately implementing a hurricane plan designed to protect the safety of New Yorkers before, during and after the expected impacts of Hurricane Irene, with latest forecasts showing dangerous conditions reaching the area as early as Saturday evening.
MTA Statement on Hurricane Irene
MTA Statement on Hurricane Irene
Update to Metro-North's Response to Heat-Related Incidents on the New Haven Line Metro-North President Howard Permut outlines the railroad's response to customer concerns about on-board communications with an open letter and action plan based on customer forum last week
Update on Earthquake <p>There have been no earthquake-related service disruptions on the MTA network. Operating personnel have conducted preliminary inspections and have not observed any immediate indications of damage. Out of an abundance of caution, field engineers have begun a more thorough inspection process that will focus on elevated structures and tunnels and is expected to last into the overnight hours.</p>
LIRR Offers Frequent Service to U.S. Open Tennis, Aug. 23-Sept. 11 The LIRR is serving up aces with its frequent service to the U.S. Tennis Open. Trains will stop at the Mets-Willets Point Station for the qualifying rounds through the finals.
A Weekend at Work: August 19-22, 2011 Workers from MTA New York City Transit renewed a section of track near Hoyt-Schermerhorn in Brooklyn and replaced sections of track at the Burke Av. station on the 2 and 5 line in the Bronx.
MetroCard Summer: The Bronx Zoo The latest in a series throughout the summer highlighting how you can use your MetroCard to enjoy all that New York has to offer brings us to the world's largest urban zoo.
Verrazano-Narrows Tower Legs Getting Fresh Paint The Verrazano-Narrows towers are getting a "leg lift," thanks to a two-year, nearly $19 million project.
LIRR Gets You to Meadowlands for Giants & Jets Football Ready for football? The LIRR is again offering a special, one-ticket ride from Long Island to the Meadowlands to see the Giants and the Jets and other select stadium events.
Metro-North's Hartsdale Station Is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Historic news from MTA Metro-North Railroad!
Metro-North Prepares for Customer Forum Metro-North Railroad has reviewed its actions in response to a number of heat-related incidents on July 22, 2011 on the New Haven Line. The results of that review are in this report.
Use Your Credit/Debit Card to Purchase Tickets Aboard Select LIRR Trains LIRR has launched a pilot program using hand-held Ticket Issuing Machines that allow customers to purchase tickets on board trains with all major credit and debit cards.
LIRR Offers Tour To Long Island's North Fork Wine Region LIRR Wine Country Getaway tour this Saturday, August 6
MTA Capital Program Ensuring reliable service, building for the future, and creating economic growth in New York State.
Metro-North's Newest Maintenance Shop Wins International Award for Design Excellence The Croton-Harmon Locomotive and Coach Shop was designed for employee safety and comfort, as well as energy and operational efficiency. Now it has been recognized as the best in the world. more
MetroCard Summer: Summer Streets The latest in a series throughout the summer highlighting how you can use your MetroCard to enjoy all that New York has to offer focuses on "Summer Streets."
Dyckman Street Station Rehabilitation Project Switches Sides No.1 Line customers using the Dyckman Street Station should take note that the downtown platform will be closed beginning Monday, August 15.
Full F, Q Service Restored to Coney Island Following the replacement of track panels, sections of fiberglass walkway and wood track ties damaged in a signal room fire at the W. 8th St station, crews were able to restore full F and Q service between the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Terminal and the Avenue X and Brighton Beach stations.
Take the MTA to the West 125th Street Farmer's Market Getting there is only a MetroCard swipe, or dip away. The farmers market is easily reachable by the 2, 3, A,B,C and D trains or the M2, M3, M7, M10, M60, M100, M101 and Bx15 buses, or Metro-North Railroad to Harlem-125th Street.
Governors Island If you have yet to visit historic Governors Island...well, you should.
Improvements Coming to the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
A Weekend at Work: July 29 - August 1, 2011 Another busy weekend of subway system maintenance work wraps up
New Entrance at Fulton Street Opens The Fulton Street Transit Center continues to take shape with the opening of a new entrance at 135 William Street.
Customers Snapping Up On The Go Tags
Time to Hit the Beach! The latest in a series throughout the summer highlighting how you can use your MetroCard to enjoy all that New York has to offer brings us to the City's beaches.
MTA Releases 2012 Preliminary Budget
Tunnel Boring Machine Finds Final Resting Place Its work complete, one of two 200-ton, 22-foot-tall tunnel boring machines digging the tunnels and caverns that will bring Long Island Rail Road trains into Grand Central Terminal is being buried this week, 14 stories below Park Avenue.
App of the Week: myBus NYC Our App of the Week is myBus NYC, which was launched in June to help bus riders find bus stops, route info and upcoming schedules.
A Weekend at Work: July 22-25, 2011 This weekend, workers replaced track panels on the 2/5 Line at Jackson Avenue, and replaced rails north of 57th Street on the N/Q/R Line.
Randall's Island The latest in a series throughout the summer highlighting how you can use your MetroCard to enjoy all that New York has to offer brings us to Randall's Island.
Making Every Dollar Count in Capital Program We have announced plans to generate a total of $4 billion in savings for the current five-year Capital Program while maintaining its benefits.
A Weekend at Work: July 15-18, 2011 This weekend, workers replaced sections of track at West Farms Sq.-E. Tremont Av. on the 2/5 Line in the Bronx and contractors replaced cables along the L Line in Brooklyn.
Take the LIRR to Long Island's Famous North Fork Wine Region First of four LIRR Wine Country Getaway tours offered this Saturday, July 16
Got an E-ZPass Yet? It's One of the Best Things About America! E-ZPass has just made Fortune magazine's top 100 list of Great Things About America, coming in at No. 66.
Batter Up! Hot dogs, green grass and a great atmosphere for families -- use your MetroCard to get to the ballpark for affordable minor league baseball and some breathtaking ocean views.
MTA Seeking the Next Great App Attention tech developers! Got an idea for an app that will help your fellow transit riders? Put your expertise to work through our MTA App Quest challenge.
Urban Canvas Adds to Second Avenue Landscape
A Weekend at Work: July 8-11, 2011 Workers restored tracks on the B/C line at 103rd Street in Manhattan and on the G at Hoyt-Schermerhorn in Brooklyn.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels Wins Award B & T was honored by Intelligent Transportation Society of America with a Smart Solution Spotlight award for two travel time programs that help drivers avoid congestion.
Saddle Up Partner! Equestrian enthusiasts don't have to travel far to hop on a horse.  Use your MetroCard to get to some of the best horse-riding and equine centers in the City.
App of the Week: Dadnab This week's App of the Week, Dadnab, provides point-to-point travel directions on any phone that offers SMS text messaging.
MTA's Flagship Robert F. Kennedy/Triborough Bridge Celebrating 75 Years Despite being a septuagenarian, MTA's flagship bridge, the Robert F. Kennedy/Triborough Bridge is ready for a celebration!
City Island
Independence Day Edition
App of the Week: Brayne Trainz: Metro-North You'll be able to stow away your paper Metro-North timetables if you use Brayne Trainz: Metro-North, our App of the Week.
Camping in the Big City The first in a series throughout the summer highlighting how you can use your MetroCard to enjoy all that New York has to offer brings us to Floyd Bennett Field.
E-ZPass On The Go Has Successful Debut At Henry Hudson Bridge Cash Lanes Customers are embracing the ease of picking up an E-ZPass On The Go tag in cash lanes at the Henry Hudson Bridge. On Monday, the first day they were offered, 70 tags were sold.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels Ready for July Fourth Weekend Traffic The MTA will suspend routine maintenance work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning Noon Fri., July 1st through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, July 5th.
A Weekend at Work: July 2, 2011
A Weekend at Work
"It's Happening in Harrison"
App of the Week: MTA Information
Fulton Street Transit Center is Taking Shape
This Date in History
Clearwater's Great Hudson River Festival Revival
App of the Week: HopStop
Extending the No. 7 Line
App of the Week: MyCiti<sup>app</sup>
Long Island Getaway Deals
New Transfer at Court Square
Oh Baby!
App of the Week: InTime NYC
On This Day in 1974
MTA Wishes A Safe Holiday Weekend To All
MTA Wishes Drivers A Safe Memorial Day Weekend
MTA Wishes Drivers A Safe Memorial Day Weekend
App of the Week: Bus New York City
MTA Security Efforts Earn Top Industry Award
Welcome to the New MTA Website!
Weekend Construction Vital to Keep Subways Running
Special Delivery at the Verrazano
App of the Week: RailBandit
Take Metro-North to Rye Playland
New LIRR Timetables In Effect Monday, May 16
LIRR Operating Full Peak Service
LIRR Operating Reduced Rush Hour Service
LIRR To Operate Reduced PM Service
Reduced LIRR Rush Hour Service To Continue
"If You See Something, Say Something"
App of the Week: iTrans
Verrazano-Narrows Gets Ready For Cyclists
App of the Week: TheNextTrain
Belmont Park Train Service Resumes
More MTA = Less CO2
Let Us 'Drive' You to the Auto Show
MetroCard and LIRR Deals for Mets Fans
App of the Week
Experience the Magic of Harry Potter
B&T Replacing 1.2 Million E-ZPass Tags This Year
Darryl Irick Named Head of MTA's Bus Divisions
Help Points Debut at Two Subway Stations
LI Bus Service Reductions Averted
Real Travel Time Information for Motorists
Dynamic Advertising to Increase MTA Revenue
Tunneling for Second Avenue Subway Continues
MTA Police Capture Bank Robbery Suspect
23rd Street-Ely Avenue Station becomes Court Square
Take the LIRR to St. Patrick's Day Parades
Weekend Work Restores Full Flushing Line Service
Weekend No. 7 Service Disrupted
Countdown Clocks Go Express.....or Local
New Traffic Pattern on the Throgs Neck Bridge
New M-8 Cars Debut on the New Haven Line
POMPEII - Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius
President's Day Service
Enjoy a Winter Break with an LIRR NYC Getaway...
Metro-North is Going CooCoo
Second Avenue Is Open For Business
MTA Bus Time Hits Brooklyn
Bundling Up For Cold Commute
From the B&T Archive: The Robert Moses Building Robert Moses is one of New York&#39;s most iconic figures. Moses left his mark throughout the metropolitan area, but one piece of history located on Randalls Island seems to fly under the radar: the Robert Moses Building, constructed in 1937.
MTA Schedules for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
(Cashless) All-Electronic Tolling Pilot Moves Forward
Rebuilding the Culver Viaduct
Vicki Trepicione is LIRR's Most Senior Engineer
Looking Good! Throgs Neck Bridge Turns 50
Take the LIRR to See the King Tut NYC Exhibit
Winter Weather & How it Affects Your Commute