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Press Release
November 21, 2016
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Four-Day Thanksgiving Weekend
Trains and buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate on special schedules on Wednesday, November 23, through Sunday, November 27, to accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend. During the same time period, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend maintenance at its nine crossings to facilitate increased travel.
 
Details for each of the MTA’s services follow.
 
New York City Subways
 
Press Release
November 16, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Progress in MTA Subway Station Enhancement Initiative

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced two major milestones in the initiative to create new and improved subway stations throughout the New York metropolitan area as a part of his plan to reimagine the MTA for the 21st century. The MTA will award a contract this month for the first three stations, all located on the R Subway line in Brooklyn, and the Authority will issue a Request for Proposals this week for the second group of stations.

Press Release
November 16, 2016
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MTA Announces Fare and Toll Proposals

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today unveiled two options for needed increase to fares and tolls over the next two years by less than 4 percent – or an average of 2 percent annually, consistent with the financial forecast made in July. The MTA’s continued discipline in keeping costs down has resulted in the lowest increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule to keep adjustments as small and predictable as possible.

Press Release
October 4, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces New Payment Options for MTA eTix

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the addition of Apple Pay and Masterpass digital wallet technology to MTA eTix, the mobile ticketing app that enables Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to purchase their tickets anywhere, anytime. Starting tomorrow morning, customers of these services will be able to use both services to purchase one way, round trip, ten trip, weekly, CityTickets -- as well and monthly passes —through MTA eTix.

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
IMMEDIATE
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.

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