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Press Release
April 24, 2015
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Governor Cuomo Announces Federal Railroad Administration Approves $1 Billion Loan to MTA to Improve LIRR & Metro-North Signal System Safety

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Federal Railroad Administration has approved a loan of $967.1 million to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the improvement of the safety of the signal systems used by the MTA's two commuter railroads, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The loan, which is the largest and lowest-cost financing for the MTA, will finance the installment of positive train control, a technology designed to remove the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.

Press Release
April 22, 2015
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MTA Brings Popular Courtesy Counts Campaign to LIRR and Metro-North

Keep Your Feet Off the Seat, Use the Overhead Rack and Take Your Litter With You Are Some of the Reminders Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Customers Will See

You’ve seen it on subways and buses, and now the MTA’s Courtesy Counts, Manners Make a Better Ride poster campaign is coming to a railroad car near you.

Press Release
April 16, 2015
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MTA’s Fulton Center to Host On-Call Poets on Thursday, April 23

Award-winning poets will bring their craft to the crossroads of Lower Manhattan next Thursday as MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America set up poetry booths for the public at the MTA’s Fulton Center. 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.

Press Release
April 10, 2015
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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.

Press Release
April 8, 2015
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MTA to Help Long Island Small Businesses Pursue Millions in Contracts Under 2015-2019 Capital Program

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (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.

Press Release
April 2, 2015
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Take the Train to the Game for the 2015 Yankees Season

It’s been a long wait for spring, but the season is finally here as the New York Yankees get ready for a home opener scheduled for Monday, April 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Ride with the MTA’s direct service on the subway, Metro-North Railroad or bus and enjoy a hassle-free trip to the Stadium. Here are details of game-day service:

New York City Subway

Press Release
April 2, 2015
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Take the Train to the Game: Meet the Mets in 2015!

As the New York Mets gear up for a home opener on April 13, against the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:10 p.m., the MTA is gearing up for your ride. Whether you take the subway, bus, LIRR or Metro-North, Mets fans have lots of hassle-free options to get to Citi Field for the 2015 season. And don’t miss the Mets season opener viewing party on April 6, when they play the Nationals in Washington, D.C., at 4:05 p.m. Here are details of game-day service:

New York City Subway

Press Release
April 1, 2015
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MTA Provides Service Update for Spring Religious Holidays

On Easter Sunday, April 5, all MTA services plan to operate on a normal Sunday schedule. For this Friday, April 3, which is Good Friday and the first night of Passover, the New York City Subway and Staten Island Railway will operate on regular schedules. However, there will be some adjustments to MTA services as noted below.

New York City Buses

On Friday, April 3, Staten Island buses will operate on a reduced weekday schedule. There will be no limited-stop bus service in Staten Island on the S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96 and S98 bus routes.

Press Release
April 1, 2015
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Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center Welcomes 10,000th Visitor

MTA Capital Construction welcomed its 10,000th visitor to the Second Avenue Subway Community information Center (CIC) on April 1st. Alisa Becker, who lives in the 96th Street station area was greeted by MTA Capital Construction President Michael Horodniceanu as she walked in the door. Horodniceanu presented her with a plaque containing a piece of Manhattan Schist attached. The rock was excavated from below Second Avenue where the tunnels and caverns were excavated to construct the subway. She was also guaranteed a spot on a future community tour of the cavern.

Press Release
March 20, 2015
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Reminder: Fares and Tolls Increase This Sunday, March 22

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is reminding the public that previously announced fare and toll increases will go into effect on Sunday. Details of the new fare and toll rates and ways to save are available at MTA.info along with a new MetroCard bonus calculator.

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