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Press Release
August 9, 2016
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MTA Statement on Death of Robert R. Kiley

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is saddened by the death of Robert R. Kiley, the fifth chairman of the MTA, who died Tuesday at the age of 80.

Kiley was appointed chairman of the MTA by then-New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo in 1983.

He was the longest serving MTA chairman, serving for more than seven years from November 1983 to January 1991, and was a principle catalyst of the system’s remarkable transformation — from a symbol of urban decay to today’s modern, safe and vital economic engine.

Press Release
August 4, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Testing Begins on New countdown clocks and digital screens for mta subways and buses

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the MTA will begin testing on countdown clocks for lettered-subway lines and digital screens for MTA buses. Later today, the MTA will begin its 90-day test of countdown clocks in eight subway stations along the N, Q and R lines, with the aim of installing the clocks in all 269 lettered-line stations. In addition, the MTA today awarded three contracts to perform a pilot program on 131 buses for the installation of digital information screens – to ultimately be installed on a total of 3,600 buses.

Press Release
August 2, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Directs Department of Health and MTA to Take Aggressive Action to Prevent Zika Virus in New York City Subway System

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a series of new aggressive initiatives to combat the Zika virus in New York State. At the Governor’s direction, the state Department of Health, in partnership with the MTA, is deploying larvicide tablets to standing water within the subway system to decrease the prevalence of potential breeding grounds for the albopictus mosquito.

Press Release
July 27, 2016
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MTA Releases Preliminary 2017 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released its preliminary 2017 budget and four-year financial plan, continuing to raise targets for administrative and managerial cost savings across all agencies and making a number of investments to improve service quality and customer experience. The agency now expects to identify additional annual recurring savings of $50 million per year starting in 2017, pushing total annual recurring savings to nearly $2 billion by 2020.

Press Release
July 27, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Request for Propopsals for New, Reimagined Subway Cars Released

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has issued a Request for Proposals for 1,025 new and redesigned subway cars. The RFP sets in motion the process to order and deliver the cars in the most cost-effective and innovative way possible. As part of the RFP process, proposers will be required to submit a U.S. Employment Plan outlining the number and description of U.S. jobs that would be created and/or retained, as well as access to available jobs in connection with certain requirements of the contract.

Press Release
July 22, 2016
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MTA eTix App Coming to Metro-North Harlem Line on Monday

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that MTA eTix, the ticketing app that allows Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to buy train tickets anytime, anywhere on their smartphone, will be available for travel on Metro-North’s Harlem Line starting at 4:26 a.m. this Monday, July 25, when the Harlem Line’s first train of the week departs from its first station.

Press Release
July 19, 2016
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MTA Music Under New York Celebrates Mozart

MTA Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC) celebrates the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a series of special performances that will be streamed online, a first for MTA MUSIC presentations, thanks to a collaboration with Lincoln Center.

Press Release
July 18, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Unveils Design of Reimagined MTA Subway Cars and Details Ambitious Plan to Enhance Subway Stations

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the design features of 1,025 new and reimagined subway cars – including vital enhancements to the exteriors and interiors of regular cars, wider doors, as well as the addition of up to 750 “Open Car End” designed-cars, which will reduce wait times and increase capacity. The Governor also previewed key elements that will be featured in the renovation of 31 subway stations throughout the New York Metropolitan Area, and announced that the first of several Requests for Proposals will be issued this week.

Press Release
July 5, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Accelerated Rollout of the MTA eTix Mobile Ticketing App

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the accelerated rollout of MTA eTix, a free MTA app that will allow Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere with their mobile devices. The app, which was scheduled for completion by the end of 2016, will now be available to all riders of both railroads by the end of this summer.

Press Release
June 30, 2016
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MTACC Welcomes 20,000th Visitor as it Unveils Latest SAS Exhibit

MTA Capital Construction unveiled its latest exhibit entitled Second Avenue Subway: Phase 2 and Beyond, at the Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (CIC), shortly before the facility’s 20,000th visitor crossed the threshold.

The new exhibit gives an in-depth look into the next phase of the Second Avenue Subway. Highlighting the history, the construction process, and the connectivity to the existing system, this exhibit illustrates how important Phase 2 is, not only for Manhattan, but for the entire NYC Metropolitan area.

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