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Press Release
April 22, 2019
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MTA Launching New Solar Roof Initiative to Generate Green Energy and New Revenue

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that it is launching a new initiative that will generate clean, emission free, solar electricity as well as begin to open up a new frontier of previously untapped revenue: the leasing of potentially millions of square feet of industrial roof space to companies interested in generating solar power.

Press Release
March 29, 2019
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Statement from MTA President Patrick Foye

"As a lifelong rider – and a daily customer – of the MTA, I can think of no higher honor or more important challenge than serving at the helm of an agency that connects millions of people each day to their jobs, schools, families, and friends. There is no question that we have a great deal of work ahead of us, to bring truly innovative and meaningful reform to the agency and provide the service and system New Yorkers deserve.

Press Release
March 13, 2019
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MTA Announces St. Patrick’s Day Service Changes

With New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, March 16, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) reminds customers that alcohol will be banned from the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The LIRR and Metro-North will offer extra trains to help customers get to the parade and subway and bus service changes will be in place for the day. Details follow.

Press Release
February 27, 2019
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MTA Board Adopts New Fares and Tolls, Holds Base Subway, Bus & Paratransit Fare Flat – Follows Newly Announced Reforms, Cost Cutting Measures and Dramatically Improved Performance
Press Release
February 27, 2019
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MTA LEADERS ANNOUNCE CRITICAL COST REDUCTION AND REFORM INITIATIVES

Announcement Comes on The Heels of Dramatically Improved Service – Subway On-Time Performance at Four Year Best, Demonstrating Success of Subway Action Plan

Reforms Include Consolidation of Back Office Functions, Reduction in Vendor and Contractor Costs, Hiring Freeze, Vast Improvements In Efficiency of Capital Projects 

MTA: We Must Do Our Part to Secure Our Financial Future

Press Release
February 26, 2019
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Statement from Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Acting Chair Fernando Ferrer

“I strongly endorse this proposal from Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio that addresses the fundamental challenges the MTA faces – a need for organization-wide reform, cost cutting, additional revenues, and increased efficiency.  This proposal is a holistic cure for much of what ails the MTA, and I hope to see it enacted swiftly for the benefit of our 8.5 million daily customers.

Press Release
February 24, 2019
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Dramatic and Accelerating Year over Year Improvements in Subway Performance Thanks to Subway Action Plan, New Data Shows

January On Time Performance Was Up 32% Over Last Year, and Major Delays Are Down By 50% – A Four Year Best in Both Categories

New Data Shows The Subway Action Plan, Launched At The Direction of Governor Cuomo and Funded By the Governor, Legislature and City, Is Working

Press Release
February 14, 2019
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Presidents’ Day

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today offered details about service for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 18.

New York City Subways and Buses

Press Release
January 22, 2019
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MTA Police Department Announces Lowest Crime Rate in Agency’s History

The MTA Police Department today announced that crime statistics for 2018 were the lowest in the 20-year history of the MTA Police, besting the all-time low figures reported in 2017. The MTA Police Department patrols the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and the Staten Island Railway.

Press Release
January 22, 2019
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Governor Cuomo Announces Construction of Four Metro-North Railroad Stations in the Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that an agreement has been reached among the MTA, Empire State Development and Amtrak that will lead to four new Metro-North Railroad stations being built along an underutilized rail line in the east Bronx with access to Penn Station. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding allowing the transformative project to move forward, providing a much needed transit option and dramatically reducing commute times for many Bronx residents.

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