Newsletter Provides Customers Round-Up of Major Service Changes on Subways, Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North Railroad
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the official launch of the “MTA Weekender,” a new newsletter intended to inform customers about major weekend service changes throughout the transit system. The MTA Weekender supplements information already available for customers through the MYmta app or the MTA’s Planned Work tool displaying all major service changes on a given weekend by line in one place.
The MTA Weekender will be sent every Friday to provide customers with information about major changes to subway, Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North Railroad service as well as travel alternatives for affected routes or stops. Last week, more than 2,000 subscribers previewed the MTA Weekender, and the newsletter will officially launch this Friday, Sept. 9.
“Communicating directly with customers about major weekend service changes will allow them to navigate the transit system with certainty every weekend,” said MTA Acting Chief Customer Officer Shanifah Rieara. “Launching the MTA weekender is a game changer in providing new, proactive and creative ways for customers to get informed and travel with confidence. Whether you travel by subway or commuter rail, I encourage all MTA customers to sign up and stay in the loop.”
For more details on how service will be affected on weekdays or on all modes of transit, customers are advised to use the MTA’s Planned Work tool to search for subway, bus, or commuter rail service changes, which are subject to change. Customers should check new.mta.info before their journey — it’s where the latest up-to-the-minute information is available.