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Press Release
January 2, 2017
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Statements from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast will retire from public service in early 2017. Tom’s career with the MTA has spanned more than 25 years. He previously served as president of NYC Transit, president of the Long Island Railroad, and as MTA Chairman and CEO since June of 2013.

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo:

Press Release
January 1, 2017
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Video & Photos: Governor Cuomo and MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast Ride First Regular Service Train on the Second Avenue Subway

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast today rode the first regular service train on the Second Avenue Subway. Before the train left the 96th Street Station, the Governor greeted passengers and thanked the local residents and business owners.

PHOTOS of the Governor greeting the first passengers on the Second Avenue Subway today will be available on the Governor’s Flickr page.

Press Release
January 1, 2017
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Video, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo and Chairman Prendergast Celebrate On-Time Opening of Second Avenue Subway With Inaugural New Year's Eve Ride

Earlier this evening, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo celebrated the on-time arrival of the Second Avenue Subway – the system’s first major expansion in more than 50 years – with the line’s inaugural ride. The new line’s first ride and celebratory party were cohosted by MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast and attended by Second Avenue Subway and MTA workers, local community members, dignitaries, local elected officials and members of President Obama’s Cabinet.

Press Release
January 1, 2017
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B-Roll & Photos: Governor Cuomo and Chairman Prendergast Celebrate On-Time Opening of Second Avenue Subway With Inaugural New Year's Eve Ride

Earlier this evening, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo celebrated the on-time arrival of the Second Avenue Subway – the system’s first major expansion in more than 50 years – with the line’s inaugural ride. The new line’s first ride and celebratory party were cohosted by MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast and attended by Second Avenue Subway and MTA workers, local community members, dignitaries, local elected officials and members of President Obama’s Cabinet.

Press Release
December 31, 2016
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Governor Cuomo and Chairman Prendergast Celebrate On-Time Opening of Second Avenue Subway with Inaugural New Year's Eve Ride

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this evening celebrated the on-time arrival of the Second Avenue Subway – the system’s first major expansion in more than 50 years – with the line’s inaugural ride. The new line’s first ride and celebratory party were cohosted by MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast and attended by Second Avenue Subway and MTA workers, local community members, dignitaries, local elected officials and members of President Obama’s Cabinet.

Press Release
December 30, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Debuts New 86th Street Subway Station and New Entrance at 63rd Street Subway Station

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today debuted the new Second Avenue Subway station at 86th Street, and kicked off an open house in the station that will last from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. today.

Press Release
December 30, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces the Start of Second Avenue Subway Service

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced the details for the start of the Second Avenue Subway’s first regular service train New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2017.

Press Release
December 22, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Debuts New Subway Station at 96th Street and Invites New Yorkers to Open House Ahead of On-Time Opening of the Second Avenue Subway

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today debuted the new station at 96th Street in advance of the historic, on-time opening of the Second Avenue Subway. At the event, the Governor invited New Yorkers to an open house for a preview tour of the station, which features high ceilings, column-free design, vibrant lighting, and world-class contemporary artwork. The open house marks the first time the public will have access to the Second Avenue Subway since the start of construction.

Press Release
December 21, 2016
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MTA Announces Services Details for Long Holiday Weekend

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the upcoming long holiday weekend.  

Press Release
December 20, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Systemwide Installation of Subway Maps Featuring New Second Avenue Subway

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the installation of more than 12,600 new in-car subway maps and approximately 1,000 large station maps featuring the new Second Avenue Subway line. In preparation for the on-time arrival of the Second Avenue Subway on December 31, installation of the new maps featuring the route on the system’s 6,300 cars began over the weekend. The inaugural ride on the Second Avenue Subway will be on December 31 and revenue service will begin at noon on January 1.

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