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Press Release
June 7, 2019
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MTA Announces Service Details for Puerto Rican Day Parade, Belmont Stakes and 116th Street Abrazo Fraternal Festival

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is gearing up for an event-filled weekend June 8-9 with tens of thousands of customers expected to take the train to Belmont Stakes and 116th Street Abrazo Fraternal Festival on Saturday, and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday.

With extra service being offered on the LIRR and traffic congestion anticipated, New Yorkers are encouraged to take mass transit to all the events.

As in past years, the MTA Police remind customers that they will enforce a system wide alcohol ban for the duration of the weekend.

Press Release
May 31, 2019
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MTA Launches Public Pilot For OMNY Contactless Fare Payment System – First New Payment System In 25 Years
Sixteen Stations Along Lexington Avenue 456 Line and All MTA Staten Island Buses Now Equipped With OMNY 
 
Press Release
May 30, 2019
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33 New Performers Invited to Join MTA’s Music Under New York Program

MTA Arts & Design announced today that 33 musical acts have been added to its Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC) following a highly competitive application process and auditions held earlier in May at Grand Central Terminal.  

Press Release
May 24, 2019
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Kick Off Your Summer With MTA: The Best Way to the Beach

NYCT's Rockaway Shuttle Will Extend to Meet All a Trains on Weekends Starting May 25, Giving Subway Riders Easier Access to the Atlantic Ocean

Press Release
May 21, 2019
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MTA Details Service Plans for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 27, which means the MTA will add extra trains on Friday, May 24, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. On Memorial Day, trains and buses will operate on reduced schedules in accordance with ridership well below normal weekday levels. For details on getaway service for the long weekend, and for service on Memorial Day, please see below.

Long Island Rail Road

Press Release
May 19, 2019
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MTA Announces Continued and Dramatic Improvements in Service on Subways – At 79.8%, Best On-Time Performance in Over Five Years

Subway On-Time Performance Was 79.8%, the Highest Since October 2013; Weekday Trains Delayed Decreased 35% Compared to Last April, Reaching the Lowest Level Since December 2013

Press Release
May 15, 2019
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MTA Arts & Design to Host 32nd Annual Auditions for Music Under New York

MTA Arts & Design announced today that its 32nd annual auditions for the Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC) is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall.

Press Release
May 1, 2019
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Statement by MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye on Investigation Into Dramatically Increased Overtime Payments

The recent reports on excessive overtime payments throughout our system are extremely concerning.  Some overtime is to be expected at any public transit agency, in order to keep up with critical repairs and maintenance, especially at a time of extraordinary work being done around the system. But the accumulation of so many hours of overtime raises serious questions, including potential safety issues such as exhaustion. 

Press Release
April 29, 2019
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MTA Arts & Design Celebrates National Poetry Month with First Interactive Guide for Poetry in Motion Program

MTA Arts & Design is celebrating April as National Poetry Month by launching a user-friendly interactive guide for Poetry in Motion, providing Metropolitan Transportation Authority riders with a handy way to view a comprehensive collection of poems in the program and learn about the poets and artists behind the poetry cards they see in New York City Transit subways and buses. 

Press Release
April 26, 2019
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Next Phase of L Project Construction Starts Tonight – Much of Tunnel Construction Work is Well Underway

New and Improved Plan Keeps Service Uninterrupted for 90 Percent of L Customers, Drastically Reduces Demolition, Provides Enhanced Structural Integrity Through Innovative Methods, and Cuts Costs

 MTA Encourages Riders To Take Advantage Of Robust Alternative Service Options – Additional Subway & Bus Service Available

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