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Press Release
September 27, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Unveils New Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex Including MTA Will Fully Redesign Both LIRR-Connected Subway Stations – the A,C,E and 1,2,3 at 34th Street

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled sweeping plans for the complete transformation of the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub. At the Association for a Better New York, the Governor announced the selection of a developer-builder team including three companies, Related Companies, Vornado Realty LP, and Skanska AB to redevelop the Farley Building, creating a new 255,000 square foot Train Hall to house passenger facilities for the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak.

Press Release
September 8, 2016
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Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road Make it Easy to Catch the Jets and Giants at MetLife Stadium

Calling all football fans! The MTA wants to make it easy for you to get to New York Jets and New York Giants home games at MetLife Stadium all season long, and all other stadium events including college games. Whether you’re coming from Long Island, the Hudson Valley or Connecticut, take the train to the game to avoid traffic and parking hassles, and pay with just one ticket to make the trip.

Press Release
September 3, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Issues Update on Tropical Storm Hermine & Directs Additional Pre-Deployment of Essential Assets to New York City and Long Island

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to prepare for potentially hazardous weather due to Tropical Storm Hermine that is moving up the East Coast, and will impact Southern Westchester, New York City and Long Island – areas which are now both under a Tropical Storm Warning – beginning Sunday through Tuesday. The storm is expected to last longer than initially anticipated across the downstate region. The Governor is activating the State Emergency Operations Center beginning Sunday at noon, and State Emergency Personnel are actively monitoring the storm as it approaches.

Press Release
August 29, 2016
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MTA Provides Service Details for Labor Day Weekend

To help you enjoy the last unofficial weekend of summer, and kick off a long Labor Day weekend, MTA railroads will provide extra service on Friday, September 2. All MTA services will operate on reduced schedules on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Details are below.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

Press Release
August 28, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Special "Subway Reads" Promotion to Celebrate Wi-Fi in More Than 175 Stations

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has partnered with Transit Wireless and Penguin Random House to launch "Subway Reads," a special eight-week long joint promotion celebrating the installation of free wireless connectivity in more than 175 underground subway stations. The promotion will provide customers with access to five free e-shorts, as well as extensive samples from full-length books, to enjoy while on the subway.

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.

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