Authority Ramping Up Mask Education and Distribution Efforts as More Riders Expected to Return to the Office and School Post-Labor Day 

Robust Outreach Includes Digital Messaging and Public Service Announcements in Stations and Onboard Buses, Subways and Commuter Rails 

Free Masks Available at Subway Station Booths, Onboard Commuter Rail Trains 


Limited Hudson Line Service Targeted for Early Next Week 


150 Track Workers and Inspectors Converged on Areas Impacted by Storm 


The Popular Service Was Halted Due to Covid-19 Pandemic


MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced the South Fork Commuter Connection will be back on track on September 7th. The SFCC, a coordinated rail and bus system, connects LIRR trains with shuttle services and reduces traffic congestion. It gets many teachers, government, hospital and “trade parade” workers to their jobs on the East End, helping to stimulate the South Fork economy.  

Expansion Includes Third Track Addition That Will Reduce Congestion, Expand LIRR Capacity by 50%


MTA Acting Chairman and CEO Janno Lieber appeared live on FOX 5 Good Day New York with Raegan Medgie and Steve Lacy to discuss the impact of Hurricane Ida on the MTA’s service region.

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Steve Lacy: The heavy rain, resulting flooding, putting a massive strain on the entire subway system.

Crews Will be in Place to Monitor Flood-Prone Locations  

Monitor, MYmta App, MTA Agencies on Twitter for Latest Service Information  

Flash Flood Watch Is in Effect for New York City until 2 p.m. on Thursday  


LIRR and Metro-North to Provide Additional Trains on Friday, Sept. 3

Subways, Buses and Staten Island Railway will Operate on a Sunday Schedule on Monday, September 6

Masks Still Required on Trains, Buses and Inside Stations


Governor Hochul: "Let me be very clear. Last night was unacceptable. If you're one of those riders or people relying on safe transport, the system failed you. The MTA is the lifeblood of the city, and a disruption of this magnitude can be catastrophic ... I'm immediately directing a review to find out the root cause of the service issues last night. We need to know why the system broke down and why there's a breakdown of communications between the rail center, the rail control center and the trains."


Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Senator Anthony Palumbo, LIRR President Phillip Eng, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc today announced that the South Fork Commuter Connection (SFCC) service is back by popular demand and will resume on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. SFCC service was initially suspended in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

598-Space Parking Garage Located Steps from New Haven Line Harrison Station;  475 Spaces Dedicated to Metro-North Riders, Increasing Parking Availability by Over 80% 


Project Being Completed With No Capital Cost to MTA