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Press Release
May 20, 2015
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 25, which means the MTA will add extra trains on Friday, May 22, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. On Memorial Day, most MTA services will operate on Sunday schedules. Details are below.

Long Island Rail Road

Press Release
May 12, 2015
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70 Groups, Performers Vie to Join MTA’s Music Under New York Program

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that Music Under New York’s 28th annual auditions will be held on May 19, 2015, in Grand Central Terminal, setting the stage for a day of great performances featuring local talent in Vanderbilt Hall.

Seventy soloists and groups are expected to participate in the auditions for Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC). MTA Arts & Design administers the MTA MUSIC program, which presents more than 7,500 performances annually within the subway and MTA commuter railroad environment.

Press Release
May 11, 2015
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MTA’s Transportation Revenue Bond Credit Rated “AA+”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that bonds issued through its Transportation Revenue Bond (TRB) credit have been rated AA+ by the Kroll Bond Rating Agency in its inaugural assessment. AA+ is among the rating agency’s highest possible measures of debt creditworthiness, and it is an indication that MTA bonds have been “determined to have minimal risk of loss due to credit-related events,” and that MTA bonds “are deemed very high quality.”

Press Release
May 6, 2015
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Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Finalization of $1 Billion Federal Loan to Finance MTA Implementation of Positive Train Control

“Today we are taking an important step toward making the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road safer for all riders,” Governor Cuomo said. “With the support of our partners in the federal government, New York is transforming our transit system for the better. By implementing positive train control, the Metro-North and LIRR systems will be smarter and more innovative than ever before, and that will help to actually save lives in the future.

Press Release
April 27, 2015
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Ridership Rises Again on MTA’s Railroads in 2014

The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad both welcomed rising numbers of customers in 2014, new Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) ridership figures show, making them respectively the busiest and second-busiest passenger railroads in the country.

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.

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