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Press Release
February 27, 2019
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MTA LEADERS ANNOUNCE CRITICAL COST REDUCTION AND REFORM INITIATIVES

Announcement Comes on The Heels of Dramatically Improved Service – Subway On-Time Performance at Four Year Best, Demonstrating Success of Subway Action Plan

Reforms Include Consolidation of Back Office Functions, Reduction in Vendor and Contractor Costs, Hiring Freeze, Vast Improvements In Efficiency of Capital Projects 

MTA: We Must Do Our Part to Secure Our Financial Future

Press Release
February 26, 2019
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Statement from Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Acting Chair Fernando Ferrer

“I strongly endorse this proposal from Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio that addresses the fundamental challenges the MTA faces – a need for organization-wide reform, cost cutting, additional revenues, and increased efficiency.  This proposal is a holistic cure for much of what ails the MTA, and I hope to see it enacted swiftly for the benefit of our 8.5 million daily customers.

Press Release
February 24, 2019
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Dramatic and Accelerating Year over Year Improvements in Subway Performance Thanks to Subway Action Plan, New Data Shows

January On Time Performance Was Up 32% Over Last Year, and Major Delays Are Down By 50% – A Four Year Best in Both Categories

New Data Shows The Subway Action Plan, Launched At The Direction of Governor Cuomo and Funded By the Governor, Legislature and City, Is Working

Press Release
February 14, 2019
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Presidents’ Day

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today offered details about service for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 18.

New York City Subways and Buses

Press Release
January 22, 2019
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MTA Police Department Announces Lowest Crime Rate in Agency’s History

The MTA Police Department today announced that crime statistics for 2018 were the lowest in the 20-year history of the MTA Police, besting the all-time low figures reported in 2017. The MTA Police Department patrols the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and the Staten Island Railway.

Press Release
January 22, 2019
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Governor Cuomo Announces Construction of Four Metro-North Railroad Stations in the Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that an agreement has been reached among the MTA, Empire State Development and Amtrak that will lead to four new Metro-North Railroad stations being built along an underutilized rail line in the east Bronx with access to Penn Station. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding allowing the transformative project to move forward, providing a much needed transit option and dramatically reducing commute times for many Bronx residents.

Press Release
January 16, 2019
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MTA Announces Service Details for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21. Details are below.

New York City Subway, Buses and Staten Island Railway

On Monday, January 21, 2019, the New York City Subways and MTA Staten Island Railway will operate on a regular weekday schedules. Customers are advised to use the MYmta app or resources on MTA.info to plan their trips.

Press Release
January 15, 2019
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MTA Holds Emergency Board Meeting to Brief on L Train

At Emergency Meeting, WSP Called to Present Plan and New Recommendations;
WSP Says New Recommendations Enhance Program and Will Avoid Shutdown;

Press Release
January 13, 2019
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MTA to Hold Emergency Board Meeting Tuesday, January 15

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced it will hold an emergency MTA Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 12:00 p.m. to be briefed on matters related to the L Subway Train reconstruction project. At the meeting, which will be open to the public, the Board will be briefed by WSP on the alternative L Subway Train design modifications to the original tunnel restoration plan, also designed by WSP.

Press Release
December 27, 2018
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MTA Details Special Holiday Service for New Year’s Holiday

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the New Year’s holiday weekend, with extra service to help customers enjoy the weekend and celebrate the New Year.

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