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Press Release
October 27, 2014
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MTA Hires First Chief Safety Officer, David L. Mayer, Former NTSB Managing Director

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has named David L. Mayer as the agency’s new Chief Safety Officer. The new position was created to reinforce safety as the top priority for all MTA agencies as they continue to improve work practices and invest in new technology and equipment.

Press Release
October 17, 2014
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William J. Ronan, MTA’s First Chairman, Dies at 101

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is saddened by the death of William J. Ronan, the MTA’s first chairman, who died Wednesday at the age of 101.

Ronan was appointed chairman of the agency – then known as the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Authority – in 1965 by New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. A well-known advocate of public transportation, Ronan was key to the expansion of transit options in the New York metropolitan area during his tenure at the MTA and his later work as head of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Press Release
October 16, 2014
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Gov. Cuomo Outlines Ebola Preparedness Plan for New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today convened New York State agency leadership along with regional hospital and healthcare representatives to outline the State's plans for Ebola preparedness and to assure New Yorkers that the State is taking every precaution to protect their health and safety. The Governor has designated eight hospitals statewide to treat potential patients with Ebola.

Press Release
October 16, 2014
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New York’s Underground Art Museum

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that Monacelli Press is set to publish New York’s Underground Art Museum, a comprehensive book by Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayres with 264 pages in full color and 300 images that detail the stories behind the 250 permanent works of art throughout New York’s transportation network.

Press Release
September 23, 2014
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MTA Proposes 2015-2019 Capital Program

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today published its proposed 2015-2019 Capital Program, which details its plan to ensure safe and reliable service for a growing region by investing in the subway, bus, commuter railroad, bridge and tunnel network.

Press Release
September 19, 2014
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MTA Rejects Advertisement Proposed For City Buses

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has rejected a request by AmericanFreedom Defense Initiative to run advertisements that include the phrase “Killing Jews” on the back of MTA New York City Transit buses.

Press Release
September 16, 2014
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MTA Opens 50th Street Commons
Elected officials and community leaders from Midtown Manhattan today joined officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to formally open a new public space constructed as part of the East Side Access project.  East Side Access will bring Long Island Rail Road trains into a new eight-track station beneath Grand Central Terminal, saving Long Island and Queens commuters to Manhattan’s East Side up to 40 minutes off their daily commutes.
Press Release
September 8, 2014
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MTA Wants to Help Fans Kick Off Football Season
Press Release
September 5, 2014
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MTA Notification: CooCoo Terminating Text Messaging Service
Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road riders who request train schedules, real-time track assignments and train status updates via text message to 266266 are being advised to switch to smartphone apps as an alternative.
Press Release
August 28, 2014
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Reminder: MTA Provides Service Details for Labor Day Weekend

As a reminder, MTA railroads will provide extra service on Friday, August 29, to help customers get a head start on the long holiday weekend. All MTA services will operate on reduced schedules on Labor Day.

Update: MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend construction work at 6 a.m. on Friday, August 29 (not 1 p.m. as previously reported).

Details are below.

Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad

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