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Press Release
June 23, 2017
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28 Acts Invited to Join to MTA Arts & Design’s Music Under New York Program

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that 28 groups and soloists have been chosen to join MTA Arts & Design’s Music Under New York following the program’s 30th annual auditions and its most competitive to date.  

Press Release
June 20, 2017
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MTA Announces LIRR Fare Reductions During Amtrak Construction at Penn Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today responded to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s call for a discount for Long Island Rail Road riders as a result of Amtrak’s summer service cuts at Penn Station. The Long Island Rail Road will offer on average, a 25% fare reduction for all passengers traveling to Hunterspoint Avenue and Atlantic Terminal during Amtrak’s repair work. The discounts apply to all passengers traveling to Atlantic Terminal and Hunterspoint Avenue - including those on trains diverted to these stations from Penn Station.

Press Release
June 12, 2017
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MTA Announces Comprehensive Transportation Plan to Prevent Major Disruptions to New Yorkers’ Commutes During Amtrak-Forced Summer Service Cuts

LIRR Maintains Passenger Capacity into Penn Station by Adding New Trains to Schedule, Adding Cars to Existing Trains

New Bus and Ferry Network Created for LIRR Commuters from July 10 – Sept. 1 to Increase Capacity to/from Manhattan Above Current Levels; Free Morning Rush Transfers for LIRR Riders to Subways During Summer Construction Period

Press Release
June 8, 2017
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Transit Wireless, the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Library Announce "Subway Library" Promotion that will Offer Free E-books in Underground Subway Stations

Special Promotion Gives Subway Riders Access to Hundreds of Free E-Short Stories, E-Books, and Extensive Excerpts from E-Books  

Transit Wireless Launches Special “Subway Library” Social Media Contest

2017’s Summer Reading Starts on the Subway

Press Release
May 25, 2017
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MTA Has Special Service Plans for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 29, which means the MTA will add extra trains tomorrow, Friday, May 26, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. Service details are below.

Long Island Rail Road

The Long Island Rail Road is adding 10 extra afternoon trains from Penn Station. The LIRR will operate on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day.

Press Release
May 23, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Challenges MTA to Modernize Subway System with Launch of "The MTA Genius Transit Challenge"

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today challenged the MTA to launch "The MTA Genius Transit Challenge," an international competition seeking groundbreaking and innovative solutions to increase the capacity and improve the reliability of New York City's subway service. During a conference in late June, all participants in the competition will be given comprehensive briefings on the transit system and will be challenged to find solutions that can be implemented with speed and efficiency. Competitors will be presented with the issues, current solutions and best practices.

Press Release
May 23, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Announces Aggressive Plan to Combat Long-Term Crisis at Penn Station

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an aggressive action plan to address New York’s transportation challenges starting with the near-term crisis at Penn Station and the ripple effect it will have on the entire transit system. With derailments and cancellations at Penn Station resulting in costly delays for millions of travelers, the Governor’s plan provides both short and long-term solutions to address the chronic failures at the station which sits at the heart of the region’s transit infrastructure.

Press Release
May 15, 2017
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MTA Announces 6-Point Plan to Restructure Management of the MTA, Improve System Reliability and Service

MTA to Reorganize Senior Management Team; Seek to Advance Legislation to Separate Chairman and CEO Positions

New Improvement Plan Will Expedite Delivery of 750 New Subway Cars, Target Most Frequent Causes of Delays Plaguing More Than 100 Year-Old Transit System

Press Release
May 15, 2017
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MTA Arts & Design Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Music Under New York Auditions with Special Concert

MTA Arts & Design announced today that it will celebrate the 30th annual auditions for Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC) with a special lunchtime concert by inaugural program members during this year’s auditions on Thursday, May 18, when approximately 70 finalists will compete for a spot on the program’s roster in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall.  

Press Release
May 14, 2017
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MTA Launches New Awareness Campaign to Encourage Customers to Offer Pregnant, Disabled and Senior Riders a Seat

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today launched a new awareness campaign to encourage customers to move their feet and offer a seat for pregnant riders, seniors and those with a disability who are seeking seats.

The pilot program, which begins on Mother’s Day and runs through Labor Day, will examine ways to encourage courtesy by helping riders easily identify fellow customers with specialized needs who need a seat.

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