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Press Release
June 20, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES CONFIRMATION OF TOM PRENDERGAST TO SERVE AS MTA CHAIRMAN AND CEO
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the confirmation of Thomas F. Prendergast to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) by the New York State Senate. Mr. Prendergast served for more than three years as president of MTA New York City Transit, which runs the subway and bus system in New York City, and for six years as the President of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). He has served as the MTA Interim Executive Director since January 1, 2013. He replaces Joseph Lhota.
Press Release
June 13, 2013
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MTA Awards Final Contract to Build Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded a contract for the station finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ancillary buildings and entrances for the 86th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway. The contract, valued at $208,376,000 was awarded to the 86th Street Constructors Joint Venture, a joint venture of Schiavone Construction Co. LLC and John P. Picone, Incorporated. This is the tenth and final contract to be awarded for Phase 1. 

Press Release
June 11, 2013
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MTA Takes Home Three Inaugural APTA Rail Safety & Security Awards

Two MTA agencies, MTA New York City Transit and MTA Long Island Rail Road, walked away last week with three prestigious awards from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).  NYC transit was cited for its innovative, new FASTRACK maintenance program as well as for the work of its EAGLE TEAM to prevent subway cars falling victim to graffiti vandals.  The employees of the Maintenance of Equipment Department of MTA Long Island Rail Road were also awarded the first Rail Safety & Security Excellence Award by APTA at the group’s annual convention in Philadelphia.

Press Release
June 5, 2013
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Temporary Closures of Two Subway Tubes Not Expected to Have a Material Impact on MTA Finances
Press Release
June 3, 2013
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Second Avenue Subway Project Receives Silver Award from American Council of Engineering Companies for Community Outreach

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the Second Avenue Subway Community Outreach Program has been selected to receive a Silver Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York.   

Press Release
May 29, 2013
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25 Performers and Groups Chosen for MTA’s Music Under New York
Press Release
May 22, 2013
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Memorial Day 2013: MTA Service Plans and Getaways

 

Memorial Day is 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. All MTA services will operate on Sunday schedules on Memorial Day.  Details are below.

 

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Press Release
May 17, 2013
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MTA Statement on Metro-North Train Collision in Bridgeport, Conn.
Press Release
May 16, 2013
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MTA Delivers Update On Superstorm Sandy Recovery And Rebuilding Efforts

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced several Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) initiatives to permanently repair damage from Superstorm Sandy, flood-proof major sections of the New York City subway system and begin the planning process to fortify the region’s mass transit network.

 

Press Release
May 13, 2013
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MTA Holds 26th Annual Auditions for Music Under New York

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