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The Long Island Rail Road has completed work to lengthen the platforms at Forest Hills and Kew Gardens. The platforms are 50% longer than they were previously, allowing six cars of a train to meet the platform instead of four as previously.
WTC Cortlandt subway station opened on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on September 6, 2018, announced Penn Station will now feature a new entrance at 33rd Street and 7th Avenue providing direct access to the Long Island Rail Road Main Concourse and the New York City Subway. The announcement also included the expansion of the Long Island Rail Road corridor at Penn Station to improve safety, security and passenger flow, as well as significant milestones in the on-time, on-budget construction of the Moynihan Train Hall. In addition, the Long Island Rail Road Main Concourse between 7th and 8th Avenues will be roughly doubled in size and the ceiling will be raised by up to 11 feet. The improvements are part of the Governor's overarching vision to completely remake this transportation hub located at the heart of the New York's regional rail network.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on September 5, 2018, that the Long Island Rail Road is breaking ground on the historic Third Track. The $2.6 billion expansion effort includes 50 projects to modernize 9.8 miles along the congested Main Line of the LIRR between Floral Park and Hicksville. Those projects include adding a third track, eliminating all seven street-level grade crossings within the project corridor, adding new power substations and parking, and modernizing track and signal infrastructure. Forty percent of LIRR riders pass through the Main Line.
MTA New York City Transit reopened the Cathedral Pkwy-110 St subway station over the Labor Day weekend after less than five months of structural repairs and functional improvements to the station’s steel and concrete structure, mezzanine, walls, stairs, and platforms.
MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
MTA New York City Transit today announced that regular scheduled A Subway and Rockaway Park S Subway shuttle service will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 4, following the on-time, on-budget completion of two phases of flood protection work in the Rockaways to fortify A Subway and S Subway subway infrastructure against future storms and to improve service on the peninsula.
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Transit Wireless and Literacy Partners today announced the launch of the third annual "Subway Reads" campaign, a special six-week joint promotion to provide e-short stories, poems, essays and extensive excerpts from full-length books for riders to enjoy on their commutes. Subway Reads celebrates the availability of free wireless connectivity in all underground subway stations, the historic relationship between riding the subway and reading, and the important work that Literacy Partners does throughout New York City to advance family reading.
MTA New York City Transit today announced that a project to bring full accessibility to the Greenpoint Av g station will begin this summer, the second Brooklyn subway station in as many months to begin a major elevator installation project as NYC Transit works to improve accessibility for subway customers.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to move forward with the development of a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to provide faster travel along Staten Island’s North Shore to and from the St. George Ferry Terminal for more than 12,000 people.
MTA New York City Transit is set for the launch for the newly redesigned Staten Island express bus network on Sunday, Aug. 19, with Transit President Andy Byford, senior Transit officials and a significant amount of customer ambassadors at key locations across Staten Island and Manhattan to monitor and help ensure a smooth rollout.
NYC Transit is hosting its first town hall on the Fast Forward modernization plan in Queens, on August 21 at York College.
MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
MTA New York City Transit unveiled its inaugural Customer Commitment today, a new quarterly document that will deliver time-bound, customer-focused improvements throughout the system. The Customer Commitment will be released four times a year, with each issue setting forth clear goals for which customers can hold NYCT accountable. This report builds upon the work set forth in the Subway Action Plan in addition to introducing entirely new improvements based upon areas that customers want to see improved. NYCT President Andy Byford spearheaded a similar endeavor during his time leading the Toronto Transit Commission.
The LIRR has launched a new service -- LIRR Care -- that will serve as a customer assistance program for people with mobility issues who need assistance accessing or navigating the railroad system.

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