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Press Release
July 16, 2014
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MTA Asks LIRR Unions to Return to Bargaining Table
The MTA remains committed to resolving this dispute at the bargaining table. As Governor Cuomo said, a strike would disrupt families and business across the New York metropolitan region, and the only way to prevent a strike is for both sides to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement at the bargaining table. We have asked the LIRR unions to resume negotiations immediately.
 
Press Release
July 15, 2014
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MTA Releases LIRR Contract Offer to New Yorkers
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will release its latest Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) contract offer to New Yorkers in newspaper and radio advertisements beginning Wednesday, July 16. 
Press Release
July 15, 2014
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MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission Meetings Today and Tomorrow
As a reminder, the MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission is meeting this week with public meetings open to the press.  All meetings will take place at 347 Madison Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets, and will be live webcast at this link: http://web.mta.info/mta/webcasts/ 
Schedule:
Today, Tuesday, July 15
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.:  Remarks to the Commission by Invited Transportation Experts
Press Release
July 14, 2014
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MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission Needs Public Input
The MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission, a special advisory body studying challenges facing the MTA and investment needs to meet those challenges, will hold a series of public input sessions July 15-17 that will provide transportation experts and members of the public alike the opportunity to identify challenges and recommend strategies that will preserve and enhance mobility for the region in the coming decades.  
Press Release
July 11, 2014
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July MTA Board and Committee Meetings Rescheduled as a Precaution to Avoid Conflict with any Potential LIRR Disruption
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today the July MTA Board and Committee meetings have been rescheduled in order to avoid any conflict with a potential strike impacting the Long Island Rail Road.  Committee meetings previously scheduled for Monday, July 21 have been rescheduled for the following Monday, July 28 at the following times:
8:00 a.m.
Joint Metro-North & LIRR Committee Mtg.
9:30 a.m.
Press Release
July 11, 2014
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MTA Announces Details of Contingency Transportation Actions in Case of Labor-Related LIRR Service Disruption
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced plans to provide limited transportation to New Yorkers in the event Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) service is disrupted by a labor action as early as July 20. Buses, ferries and park-and-ride lots would all be mobilized to help New Yorkers travel in the event trains stop running.
Press Release
July 10, 2014
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MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission to Meet Next Week
The MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission is soliciting ideas on how to improve New York’s transportation system for the coming century from the general public as well as invited experts at meetings of the Transportation Reinvention Commission scheduled for next week.
The Commission was established last month at the recommendation of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to study the region’s mass transit system in light of challenges expected over the coming decades, such as changing demographics, increased rider expectations and the growing threat posed by climate change. 
Press Release
July 9, 2014
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MTA Begins Communications Blitz to Alert Riders to Possible Service Disruption
With MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast in Washington, D.C., briefing members of Congress on the possibility that a labor action could result in the loss of LIRR service, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today began a communications blitz aimed at alerting New Yorkers to the potential for a service disruption as early as July 20. 
Press Release
July 8, 2014
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MTA Chairman to Meet With Congress About Looming LIRR Strike
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast today sent a letter to the leaders of Congress asking whether they intend to intervene in the ongoing labor dispute at the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). Eight unions representing 5,400 LIRR employees have threatened to walk off the job as early as Sunday, July 20, and only Congress has the authority to prevent those unions from paralyzing the nation's largest regional economy.
Press Release
July 7, 2014
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MTA Arts for Transit Recognized for Grand Central Centennial Events
MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design has been honored by Americans for the Arts’ 2014 Year in Review for two special events commemorating last year’s centennial of Grand Central Terminal. Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit foundation, is the only organization that recognizes outstanding public art in the United States and Canada. 

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