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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

Press Release
August 27, 2014
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Blue Ribbon Panel Recommends Steps To Improve MTA Rail Safety
A Blue Ribbon Panel of transportation experts studying safety and maintenance practices at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) three railroad operations – Metro-North Railroad, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and New York City Transit – has released its final recommendations for improvement, including creating better data systems to monitor track conditions, adjusting schedules to provide more time for track work, and bolstering the safety culture at Metro-North.
Press Release
August 26, 2014
IMMEDIATE
MTA Provides Service Details for Labor Day Weekend
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. Details are below.
Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad
Press Release
July 28, 2014
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MTA to Invest in Additional Safety Measures
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced a series of new and enhanced safety initiatives to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees. The safety investments are based on new mandates; recommendations by governmental bodies; compliance with existing laws, policies and procedures; and new MTA initiatives such as those supporting New York City’s “Vision Zero” initiative.
Press Release
July 28, 2014
IMMEDIATE
MTA’s Proposed 2015 Budget and Four Year Financial Plan Maintain Fare and Toll Increases at Projected Levels
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released its Proposed 2015 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan, which includes budget projections through 2018. The plan assumes an average $260 million annual increase to labor costs as a result of recent labor settlements, but the plan proposes to pay for those costs without increasing the previously announced 2015 and 2017 fare and toll increase proposals, which in February were reduced by nearly half to the rate of inflation. 

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