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Press Release
August 15, 2019
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Statement in Response to Cohen Report on Overtime Practices from MTA spokesman Maxwell Young

"This report makes important and well thought-out recommendations that will help us address the significant problem of excessive overtime, which is particularly important in light of our severe financial condition. We are already implementing substantial parts of these recommendations, including the installation of biometric timekeeping devices; standardizing our time and attendance system agency-wide; and instituting new practices for controlling overtime.

Press Release
August 13, 2019
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MTA Marks Millionth OMNY Tap

Public Pilot Started May 31 at 16 Subway Stations, Staten Island MTA Buses;

Press Release
July 30, 2019
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MTA Announces Plan to Test Innovative Solutions to Bus and Subway Challenges

Four Companies Chosen for MTA Pilot Projects Through the Transit Tech Lab 

Press Conference Streamed Live at youtube.com/MTAinfo

Press Release
July 26, 2019
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MTA Announces Chair and Members Of Train Speed and Safety Task Force To End Unnecessary Slowdowns Across the MTA System

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the chair and members of a new task force to safely address longstanding and unnecessary train slowdowns across the system. The task force, which will be chaired by former Administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Jane Garvey, will review the posted civil speed restrictions, improperly calibrated signal timers, and overall operations to ensure trains do not continue to operate slower than safety and best practice dictates.

Press Release
July 24, 2019
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MTA Board Approves Transformation Plan – Agency to Be Reorganized for First Time Since Its Creation Half Century Ago

MTA Announces Targeted Deadlines and Milestones for Major Agency Priorities and Reorganization

 

Press Release
July 17, 2019
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MTA Releases Transformation Recommendations from AlixPartners – Agency to Be Reorganized for First Time Since its Creation Half Century Ago

Builds on the Success of Subway Action Plan, Allowing MTA to Provide Customers with the Modern, Efficient System They Deserve

 

Report Outlines Means and Methods for MTA to Improve Service, End Cost Overruns and Project Delays, Reduce Waste and Duplication

 

Recommendations Could Result in an Estimated Cost Savings of $370M - $530M

Press Release
July 12, 2019
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MTA Releases AlixPartners’ Preliminary Transformation Recommendations – Agency Will Be Reorganized for First Time Since Its Creation 50 Years Ago

Transformation Will Build on the Success of Subway Action Plan, Allowing MTA to Provide Customers with the Modern, Efficient System Customers Deserve

Reorganization Mandated as Part of FY2020 State Budget and Ensures MTA Is Prepared to Effectively Use New Revenue Generated by Central Business District Tolling and Other New Revenue Sources

Press Release
July 9, 2019
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Getting to the U.S. Women’s World Cup Victory Parade With MTA

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced guidance for commuters to Lower Manhattan and visitors to the ticker-tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday, July 10 at 9:30 a.m. to honor and celebrate the United States Women’s National Soccer Team for its historic run to a second straight World Cup title.

Press Release
July 2, 2019
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MTA Police Department Canine Teams Deemed 'Top Dogs' at United States Police Canine Association Competition

The MTA Police Department’s canines are officially the top dogs in New York State. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced that the MTA Police Department’s Canine Unit earned multiple top awards, including first place for overall department teams, at the United States Police Canine Association’s Certification (USPCA) competition held in Albany, New York, last month.

Press Release
July 1, 2019
IMMEDIATE
MTA Announces Extra Service for Fourth of July Travel

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra rail service on Tuesday, July 3, to help customers to travel to Fourth of July holiday activities. On Thursday, July 4, the MTA’s railroads, subways and buses will operate on weekend schedules.

More details are below.

Wednesday, July 3: Get Away With the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway

The LIRR and Metro-North will provide additional early-afternoon service from Manhattan on Tuesday, July 3, for customers planning an early getaway.

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