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Press Release
May 31, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces New Pilot Programs for MTA Safety Technologies to Launch Later This Year

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that full pilot programs for two new MTA technologies aimed at improving customer and passenger safety – a pedestrian turn warning system and a collision avoidance system – will launch later this year. Based on the successful completion of the pilot programs, the technologies will roll out on a city-wide basis in the fourth quarter of 2016, and be installed on up to 1,600 buses beginning in mid-2018.

Press Release
May 26, 2016
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 30, which means the MTA will add extra trains tomorrow, Friday, May 27, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. On Memorial Day, most MTA services will operate on Sunday schedules. Details are below.

Long Island Rail Road

Press Release
May 25, 2016
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MTA Awards Contracts for Preliminary Engineering Work on Two Stations at Willets Point

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded $7.5 million in contracts for preliminary engineering work at two stations at Willets Point, Queens. The preliminary engineering work, which is expected to be completed within a year, will pave the way for major enhancements at both stations, and prepare the MTA to collaborate with the Port Authority as planning for the AirTrain at LaGuardia moves forward.

Press Release
May 24, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Final Approval of $27 Billion, 5-Year MTA Capital Program, Advancement of Other Key MTA Transportation Initiatives

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the $27 billion 2015-19 MTA Capital Program has received final approval from the Capital Plan Review Board. The passage of this Capital Program marks the largest investment in MTA infrastructure in state history, and outlines five years’ worth of vital investments to renew, enhance and expand the MTA network.

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.

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