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Press Release
November 20, 2014
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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 26, through Sunday, November 30, 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 and Buses

Press Release
November 17, 2014
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MTA Announces Limited Fare and Toll Proposals
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today unveiled proposals to increase fares and tolls by 4% over the next two years. Despite rising operational costs, the MTA’s continued budget discipline and increased ridership allow the MTA to limit fare and toll increases to the equivalent of 2% a year.
Press Release
November 14, 2014
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MTA Reports Results of 2014 Customer Satisfaction Surveys

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released results of its annual customer satisfaction surveys showing a continuation of a gradual increase in satisfaction with the New York City Subway that has been underway since 2010, when the MTA began tracking satisfaction for all MTA services using the same rating scale for the first time.  Overall satisfaction with New York City Buses, the Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels remains essentially unchanged in comparison with recent years.

Press Release
November 14, 2014
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MTA Reports Results of 2014 Customer Satisfaction Surveys

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released results of its annual customer satisfaction surveys showing a continuation of a gradual increase in satisfaction with the New York City Subway that has been underway since 2010, when the MTA began tracking satisfaction for all MTA services using the same rating scale for the first time.  Overall satisfaction with New York City Buses, the Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels remains essentially unchanged in comparison with recent years.

Press Release
November 12, 2014
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MTA and AT&T Launch Challenge to App Developers: App Quest 3.0
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), AT&T, Transit Wireless, the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and ChallengePost today announced the opening of App Quest 3.0, the third annual challenge seeking to generate the best transportation-related apps for New Yorkers using MTA data. App developers will be able to compete for a total of $50,000 in prize money being contributed by AT&T.  
Press Release
November 10, 2014
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MTA Arts & Designs Inaugurates Digital Arts Program with a Large-Scale Video Installation at Newly Opened Fulton Center

MTA Arts & Design today announced the premiere of New York Minute by new media artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo at the newly opened Fulton Center, marking the inauguration of Arts & Design’s new digital arts program.

Press Release
November 10, 2014
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Fulton Center Opens

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today unveiled the Fulton Center, located at the crossroads of Lower Manhattan on Broadway between John and Fulton Streets. The fully digital transit and retail hub will serve as New York City’s next great public space and integrates architectural ingenuity that fuses history, art, and sustainable engineering.

Press Release
November 5, 2014
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MTA Arts & Design Installs New Photography Exhibit of Botanical Designs

MTA Arts & Design announced today the installation of a new photography exhibit that brightens the 42 St-Bryant Pk B Subway Line IconD Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconM Subway Line Icon station with vibrant, blooming flowers.

Press Release
November 3, 2014
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Brooklyn Nets Celebrate 2014-2015 Season with MetroCard Branding

The Brooklyn Nets are getting a jump start to the 2014-2015 NBA basketball season with a new branded MetroCard. The team has become the first professional sports organization to purchase space on MetroCards as the Nets celebrate their home opener at Barclays Center tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee previously purchased advertising space on MetroCards to commemorate Super Bowl XLVIII, which was held in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area in February 2014.

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.

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