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Press Release
September 8, 2014
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MTA Wants to Help Fans Kick Off Football Season
Press Release
September 5, 2014
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MTA Notification: CooCoo Terminating Text Messaging Service
Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road riders who request train schedules, real-time track assignments and train status updates via text message to 266266 are being advised to switch to smartphone apps as an alternative.
Press Release
August 28, 2014
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Reminder: MTA Provides Service Details for Labor Day Weekend

As a reminder, MTA railroads will provide extra service on Friday, August 29, to help customers get a head start on the long holiday weekend. All MTA services will operate on reduced schedules on Labor Day.

Update: MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend construction work at 6 a.m. on Friday, August 29 (not 1 p.m. as previously reported).

Details are below.

Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad

Press Release
August 27, 2014
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Blue Ribbon Panel Recommends Steps To Improve MTA Rail Safety
A Blue Ribbon Panel of transportation experts studying safety and maintenance practices at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) three railroad operations – Metro-North Railroad, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and New York City Transit – has released its final recommendations for improvement, including creating better data systems to monitor track conditions, adjusting schedules to provide more time for track work, and bolstering the safety culture at Metro-North.
Press Release
August 26, 2014
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MTA Provides Service Details for Labor Day Weekend
MTA railroads will provide extra service on Friday, August 29, to help customers get a head start on the long holiday weekend. All MTA services will operate on reduced schedules on Labor Day. Details are below.
Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad
Press Release
July 28, 2014
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MTA to Invest in Additional Safety Measures
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced a series of new and enhanced safety initiatives to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees. The safety investments are based on new mandates; recommendations by governmental bodies; compliance with existing laws, policies and procedures; and new MTA initiatives such as those supporting New York City’s “Vision Zero” initiative.
Press Release
July 28, 2014
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MTA’s Proposed 2015 Budget and Four Year Financial Plan Maintain Fare and Toll Increases at Projected Levels
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released its Proposed 2015 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan, which includes budget projections through 2018. The plan assumes an average $260 million annual increase to labor costs as a result of recent labor settlements, but the plan proposes to pay for those costs without increasing the previously announced 2015 and 2017 fare and toll increase proposals, which in February were reduced by nearly half to the rate of inflation. 
Press Release
July 16, 2014
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MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission Meeting Tomorrow
As a reminder, the MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission is meeting tomorrow with public meetings open to the press.  Two 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:
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. 

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