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Press Release
June 28, 2016
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MTA Details Service for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra railroad service on Friday, July 1, to allow customers to get a head start a long Fourth of July weekend.  OnMonday, July 4, subways, buses and Metro-North will operate on a Saturday schedule. The Long Island Rail Road and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. More details are below.

Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad

Press Release
June 17, 2016
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2 MTA Arts & Design Projects Recognized Nationally

A soaring mosaic artwork that welcomes customers to MTA New York City Transit’s newest subway station and MTA Arts & Design’s first commission of a stop-motion short film are among 2015’s best public art as recognized by the Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit foundation devoted to advancing art and art education.

Press Release
June 8, 2016
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MTA Police Department Opens Premier Canine Training Center

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today opened the MTA Police Department’s innovative Canine Training Facility in Stormville, New York, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by MTA and MTA Police officials.

Press Release
June 6, 2016
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Celebrate the NY Transit Museum's 40th Anniversary

On July 4th, 1976, a group of New York City Transit employees opened the “New York Transit Exhibit” as part of the United States Bicentennial year celebrations. Housed in the decommissioned Court Street Station, the exhibit allowed visitors to climb aboard fifteen vintage subway and elevated cars and explore a variety of exhibits dedicated to the rich and sprawling history of mass transportation in New York City. Only scheduled to be open for two months, the exhibit was so popular that its run was continually extended – for the next thirteen years.

Press Release
June 3, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Award of Key Contracts in LIRR Double Track Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that two design-build contracts have been awarded for work that will significantly advance the Long Island Rail Road’s Double Track project. When completed, the project will dramatically increase capacity of the Ronkonkoma Branch along 18 miles between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma. The addition of the second track will allow the LIRR to provide more frequent off-peak service to the Ronkonkoma Branch in both directions and will increase flexibility and reduce delays associated with service disruptions.

Press Release
June 1, 2016
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MTA Arts & Design Adds 27 Acts to Music Under New York Program

MTA Arts & Design has invited 27 groups and performers to join the Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC) following a competitive applications process and auditions that were held in May.

These 27 musical acts join a roster of more than 350 performers and groups that are hosted at select high-traffic areas in the New York City Transit system and at MTA commuter rail stations.

Press Release
May 31, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces New Pilot Programs for MTA Safety Technologies to Launch Later This Year

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that full pilot programs for two new MTA technologies aimed at improving customer and passenger safety – a pedestrian turn warning system and a collision avoidance system – will launch later this year. Based on the successful completion of the pilot programs, the technologies will roll out on a city-wide basis in the fourth quarter of 2016, and be installed on up to 1,600 buses beginning in mid-2018.

Press Release
May 26, 2016
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 30, which means the MTA will add extra trains tomorrow, Friday, May 27, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. On Memorial Day, most MTA services will operate on Sunday schedules. Details are below.

Long Island Rail Road

Press Release
May 25, 2016
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MTA Awards Contracts for Preliminary Engineering Work on Two Stations at Willets Point

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded $7.5 million in contracts for preliminary engineering work at two stations at Willets Point, Queens. The preliminary engineering work, which is expected to be completed within a year, will pave the way for major enhancements at both stations, and prepare the MTA to collaborate with the Port Authority as planning for the AirTrain at LaGuardia moves forward.

Press Release
May 24, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Final Approval of $27 Billion, 5-Year MTA Capital Program, Advancement of Other Key MTA Transportation Initiatives

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the $27 billion 2015-19 MTA Capital Program has received final approval from the Capital Plan Review Board. The passage of this Capital Program marks the largest investment in MTA infrastructure in state history, and outlines five years’ worth of vital investments to renew, enhance and expand the MTA network.

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