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Press Release
May 19, 2016
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Metro-North to Restore Regular Train Service for Friday, May 20

Metro-North Railroad today announced that, as expected, it will return to its regular weekday schedule for Friday, May 20. The railroad has completed major but temporary repairs to a small section of the railroad’s Park Avenue Viaduct that was damaged in a massive fire at a street-level business at E. 118th Street on Tuesday evening.

The return to a full schedule was made possible by round-the-clock work on the part of dedicated employees who on Thursday safely completed the installation of six temporary steel columns to brace a column damaged in Tuesday’s fire.

Press Release
May 17, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces 75 State-of-the-Art Buses Hit the Streets in Queens

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the arrival of the first of 75 new buses that are being deployed into service this year as part of a concentrated effort to address overcrowding and modernize the MTA. In March, the Governor announced the addition of 2,042 buses, equipped with Wi-Fi and USB charging ports, to the MTA fleet over the next five years, replacing 40 percent of the current fleet.

Press Release
May 9, 2016
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70 Acts to Compete at 29th Annual MTA Music Under New York Auditions

MTA Arts & Design announced today that it will host auditions for the Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC) this year at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, as it seeks to add to the program’s roster of talented local acts for performances within the MTA network.

Press Release
April 26, 2016
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Cyclists: Ride with the MTA to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour

This Sunday, May 1, New York City will host the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, attracting more than 30,000 cyclists from around the region and beyond. The MTA is the best way to get to the ride safely and on time.

The New York City Subway, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad all allow bicycles year-round. But special accommodations are made for this tour once a year. Street closures will mean some changes for buses and motorists. Tips and details are below.

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Press Release
April 22, 2016
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MTA Reduces Carbon Emissions and Moves Forward With Earth-Friendly Efforts

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is taking small steps to make a big difference by reducing the region’s carbon footprint. The MTA continues to use cleaner fuels, more efficient engines, and energy-saving methods across its operations. Perhaps more importantly, as ridership grows and more New Yorkers choose to use mass transit they are helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) throughout the region.

Press Release
April 19, 2016
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Governor Cuomo and Senator Schumer Announce Expanded Sleep Apnea Screening for MTA Employees

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the expansion of a successful sleep apnea testing program for MTA employees. Testing was first begun as a pilot program in January 2015 to screen Metro-North Railroad train engineers, and now the MTA will make the program permanent at Metro-North and bring it to other agencies in the MTA family, including the Long Island Rail Road.

Press Release
March 31, 2016
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Governor Cuomo and Legislators Agree to Funding $27 Billion for MTA

“The landmark financial commitment agreed to today by Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Heastie is a monumental win for the people of New York. This $27 billion agreement marks the largest investment ever made in the MTA. It is an important victory not only for New York City and its suburbs but for all the communities across New York State.

Press Release
March 30, 2016
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Kick Off Baseball Season with ‘Train to the Game’ Service

As March ‘goes out like a lamb’ the surest sign of spring arrives -- baseball season is about to begin. The New York Yankees home opener is scheduled for Monday, April 4 and the New York Mets open their season at home on Friday, April 8. All season long, getting to the stadiums are stress-free when you ride the subway, MTA’s railroads or MTA buses. Here are details of game-day service for Yankee and Mets fans, alike.

New York City Subway

Yankees Fans

Press Release
March 23, 2016
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MTA Provides Service Update for Good Friday and Easter

On Good Friday, March 25, the New York City Subway and Staten Island Railway will operate on regular weekday schedules, and the Long Island Rail Road will offer 10 extra trains departing Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. A normal Sunday schedule will be in effect on Easter Sunday, March 27. However, there will be some adjustments to MTA services as noted below.

New York City Buses

On Good Friday, March 25, Staten Island buses will operate on a reduced weekday schedule.

Long Island Rail Road

Press Release
March 21, 2016
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New Yorkers Re-Launch a Familiar MTA Public Safety Campaign And Add a New Slogan: ‘New Yorkers Keep New York Safe’

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today re-launched its long-running “If you see something, say something” public safety campaign by incorporating real stories from real New Yorkers who have reported suspicious packages or activities. An advertising campaign that launches today adds a new slogan for the first time, “New Yorkers Keep New York Safe,” and features MTA customers who describe the scenarios they experienced that prompted them to report suspicious packages or activities.

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