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Press Release
May 21, 2019
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MTA Details Service Plans for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 27, which means the MTA will add extra trains on Friday, May 24, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. On Memorial Day, trains and buses will operate on reduced schedules in accordance with ridership well below normal weekday levels. For details on getaway service for the long weekend, and for service on Memorial Day, please see below.

Long Island Rail Road

Press Release
May 19, 2019
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MTA Announces Continued and Dramatic Improvements in Service on Subways – At 79.8%, Best On-Time Performance in Over Five Years

Subway On-Time Performance Was 79.8%, the Highest Since October 2013; Weekday Trains Delayed Decreased 35% Compared to Last April, Reaching the Lowest Level Since December 2013

Press Release
May 15, 2019
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MTA Arts & Design to Host 32nd Annual Auditions for Music Under New York

MTA Arts & Design announced today that its 32nd annual auditions for the Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC) is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall.

Press Release
May 1, 2019
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Statement by MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye on Investigation Into Dramatically Increased Overtime Payments

The recent reports on excessive overtime payments throughout our system are extremely concerning.  Some overtime is to be expected at any public transit agency, in order to keep up with critical repairs and maintenance, especially at a time of extraordinary work being done around the system. But the accumulation of so many hours of overtime raises serious questions, including potential safety issues such as exhaustion. 

Press Release
April 29, 2019
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MTA Arts & Design Celebrates National Poetry Month with First Interactive Guide for Poetry in Motion Program

MTA Arts & Design is celebrating April as National Poetry Month by launching a user-friendly interactive guide for Poetry in Motion, providing Metropolitan Transportation Authority riders with a handy way to view a comprehensive collection of poems in the program and learn about the poets and artists behind the poetry cards they see in New York City Transit subways and buses. 

Press Release
April 26, 2019
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Next Phase of L Project Construction Starts Tonight – Much of Tunnel Construction Work is Well Underway

New and Improved Plan Keeps Service Uninterrupted for 90 Percent of L Customers, Drastically Reduces Demolition, Provides Enhanced Structural Integrity Through Innovative Methods, and Cuts Costs

 MTA Encourages Riders To Take Advantage Of Robust Alternative Service Options – Additional Subway & Bus Service Available

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

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