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Press Release
July 28, 2015
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MTA Chairman Urges Mayor To Invest In Capital Program

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast today sent the following letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio:

July 28, 2015

Dear Mayor de Blasio:

I am writing in response to your comments regarding the appropriate level of City support for MTA capital needs.

Press Release
July 23, 2015
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MTA Chairman Suggests Resolution For Capital Program Funding

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast today sent the following letter to New York State Budget Director Mary Beth Labate and New York City First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris:

Dear Director Labate and First Deputy Mayor Shorris:

Press Release
July 23, 2015
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RUSH TRANSCRIPT: Governor Cuomo Responds to Letter from MTA Chairman Prendergast Regarding MTA Capital Plan

This evening, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called in to NY1 to respond to a letter from MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast regarding the MTA’s Capital Plan. A rush transcript of that NY1 interview is available below:

QUESTION: Tom Prendergast sent a letter detailing how the city and state can better meet the MTA’s multi-billion dollar funding needs. Governor, how do you respond to that letter and can you walk us through what the MTA is looking for now?

Press Release
July 22, 2015
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MTA Financial Plan Generates New Capital Program Funding

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that its July 2015 Financial Plan will generate up to $2.4 billion worth of new funding for the 2015-19 Capital Program, thanks to unanticipated revenues, greater cost savings and more efficient operations.

This self-funded investment allows the MTA to reduce the $14 billion funding gap in the $32 billion Capital Program, which outlines the next five years’ worth of vital investments to renew, enhance and expand the MTA network.

Press Release
July 9, 2015
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MTA Is Your Best Way to Get to the US Women’s Soccer Ticker-Tape Parade

New York City will hold a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team to celebrate their World Cup victory last Sunday, and the MTA's network of railroads, subways and buses will be the best way to get there. The parade will start in front of the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, near Broadway and Battery Pl. traveling north on Broadway to Worth Street, then to Lafayette Street, and concluding with ceremonies at City Hall at about 1 p.m.

New York City Subway

Press Release
June 29, 2015
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MTA Details Service for Fourth of July Holiday

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra railroad service on Thursday, July 2, to allow customers to get a head start a long Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, July 3, subways, buses, Metro-North and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Saturday schedule, and the LIRR will operate on a regular Friday schedule. More details are below.

Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad

Press Release
June 25, 2015
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MTA Awards 20-Year, $70 Million Contract to Rochester-Based Firm

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today announced it had approved a 20-year, $70.7 million contract to the Harris Corporation of Rochester for the design, construction and maintenance of an enhanced radio system for the MTA Police Department.

Funding for this security-sensitive initiative is coming from the MTA’s 2010-2014 Capital Program.

Press Release
June 17, 2015
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MTA Enters Partnership to Pursue Rail Crossing Safety

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Operation Lifesaver, Inc., today formed a partnership to promote safety at Metro-North and LIRR railroad crossings and announced that their first initiative was an advertising campaign at the movies, on television, in newspapers, online and on outdoor signs to begin appearing tomorrow. The MTA also launched a new safety-focused section of its website, web.mta.info/safety, and social media hashtag #MTASafety.

Press Release
June 15, 2015
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26 Musical Acts Join MTA Art & Design’s Music Under New York Program

MTA Arts & Design has accepted 26 groups and performers into the Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC). The musicians were chosen from approximately 70 acts that performed before a panel of judges on May 19, 2015, at the program’s 28th annual auditions in Grand Central Terminal.

Press Release
June 12, 2015
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MTA Arts & Design Recognized for 2 Art Projects in Fulton Center

MTA Arts & Design has been honored by Americans for the Arts’ 2015 Year in Review for two projects in the newly opened Fulton Center: the one-of-a-kind cable-net sculpture “Sky Reflector-Net” and the large-scale video installation “New York Minute.”

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