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Press Release
July 2, 2014
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MTA Welcomes Involvement of National Mediation Board in Ongoing LIRR Labor Dispute

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it intends to participate in talks with LIRR unions next Tuesday that have been scheduled by the National Mediation Board.

“We are eager to get back to the bargaining table through the National Mediation Board on Tuesday,” said Anita Miller, MTA Director of Labor Relations. “We are hoping the unions will come prepared to engage in substantive negotiations on our latest fair and generous proposal, which meets the demands of current LIRR employees by offering 17% raises, including $22,000 in average back pay.”

Press Release
July 1, 2014
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MTA Details Service for Fourth of July Holiday
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra railroad service on Thursday, July 3, to allow customers to get a head start a long Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, July 4, subways, buses, the LIRR and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Saturday schedule, and Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule with extra trains added. More details are below.
Press Release
June 24, 2014
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MTA Establishes Transportation Reinvention Commission

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today established its Transportation Reinvention Commission, a special advisory body that will study challenges facing the MTA region in coming decades and recommend strategies to maintain, enhance and expand transportation services in light of growing ridership, shifting demographic trends and a changing climate.

Press Release
June 20, 2014
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Iris Weinshall Joins MTA Board

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that Iris Weinshall will join the MTA Board effective July 1, assuming the seat currently occupied by Mark D. Lebow.

Weinshall was confirmed to the position today by the New York Senate after being recently nominated by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. She had been recommended to Governor Cuomo by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Press Release
June 20, 2014
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LIRR & NYC Transit Are Best Way to Saturday’s Zac Brown Band Concert
If your weekend plans include taking in Saturday’s Zac Brown Band concert – MTA Long Island Rail Road and New York City Transit are the quickest and most convenient ways to get you to Forest Hills Stadium. The three-time Grammy winners will be playing to a sell-out crowd at the Queens-area venue on Saturday, June 20. 
Press Release
June 20, 2014
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MTA Proposes Grand Central Terminal Food Hall Operated by One of World’s Top Restaurateurs
Press Release
June 20, 2014
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Two New Members Join MTA Board
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that two new members are joining the MTA Board. New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg will assume the seat formerly occupied by former New York City Budget Director Mark Page. Neal Zuckerman of the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council will take the non-voting seat formerly occupied by the Council’s Jim Blair.
Press Release
June 13, 2014
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19 Canine Officers Graduate from MTA Police Training
Nineteen canine police officers in the Class of 2014 graduated from MTA Police explosives detection and anti-terrorism training this morning in a ceremony at Grand Central Terminal.  
Press Release
June 12, 2014
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MTA Warns Customers Not to Provide Credit Card Information to Third-Party Websites That Solicit Unofficial Lost Property Reports
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is reminding customers that if they have lost an item on a train or bus, or at a station, they can submit a lost property claim free of charge and directly to the MTA online, by phone, or in person. There is no charge for submitting a lost property claim to the MTA’s lost and found offices. 
Press Release
May 20, 2014
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MTA Announces Getaway Service for Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 26, which means the MTA will add extra trains on Friday, May 23, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. On Memorial Day, all MTA services will operate on Sunday schedules. Details are below. 
New York City Subway 
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, the New York City Subway will operate on a Sunday schedule. Customers are reminded to use the

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