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Press Release
May 25, 2017
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MTA Has Special Service Plans for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 29, which means the MTA will add extra trains tomorrow, Friday, May 26, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. Service details are below.

Long Island Rail Road

The Long Island Rail Road is adding 10 extra afternoon trains from Penn Station. The LIRR will operate on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day.

Press Release
May 23, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Challenges MTA to Modernize Subway System with Launch of "The MTA Genius Transit Challenge"

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today challenged the MTA to launch "The MTA Genius Transit Challenge," an international competition seeking groundbreaking and innovative solutions to increase the capacity and improve the reliability of New York City's subway service. During a conference in late June, all participants in the competition will be given comprehensive briefings on the transit system and will be challenged to find solutions that can be implemented with speed and efficiency. Competitors will be presented with the issues, current solutions and best practices.

Press Release
May 23, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Announces Aggressive Plan to Combat Long-Term Crisis at Penn Station

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an aggressive action plan to address New York’s transportation challenges starting with the near-term crisis at Penn Station and the ripple effect it will have on the entire transit system. With derailments and cancellations at Penn Station resulting in costly delays for millions of travelers, the Governor’s plan provides both short and long-term solutions to address the chronic failures at the station which sits at the heart of the region’s transit infrastructure.

Press Release
May 15, 2017
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MTA Announces 6-Point Plan to Restructure Management of the MTA, Improve System Reliability and Service

MTA to Reorganize Senior Management Team; Seek to Advance Legislation to Separate Chairman and CEO Positions

New Improvement Plan Will Expedite Delivery of 750 New Subway Cars, Target Most Frequent Causes of Delays Plaguing More Than 100 Year-Old Transit System

Press Release
May 15, 2017
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MTA Arts & Design Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Music Under New York Auditions with Special Concert

MTA Arts & Design announced today that it will celebrate the 30th annual auditions for Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC) with a special lunchtime concert by inaugural program members during this year’s auditions on Thursday, May 18, when approximately 70 finalists will compete for a spot on the program’s roster in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall.  

Press Release
May 14, 2017
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MTA Launches New Awareness Campaign to Encourage Customers to Offer Pregnant, Disabled and Senior Riders a Seat

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today launched a new awareness campaign to encourage customers to move their feet and offer a seat for pregnant riders, seniors and those with a disability who are seeking seats.

The pilot program, which begins on Mother’s Day and runs through Labor Day, will examine ways to encourage courtesy by helping riders easily identify fellow customers with specialized needs who need a seat.

Press Release
May 8, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Announces Parsons Brinckerhoff Will Lead Preliminary Engineering and Design Process for LaGuardia AirTrain

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selected Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. to conduct preliminary engineering and other planning work for a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia Airport. The firm’s work will take a major step forward in advancing the LaGuardia AirTrain project – which will create a much-needed rail link to the airport. LaGuardia is currently the only major East Coast airport without rail access.

Press Release
April 27, 2017
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MTA Announces Special Off-Peak Service to Belmont for Thoroughbred Racing

Thoroughbred racing returns to Belmont Park on Friday, April 28, as the racetrack’s 2017 Spring-Summer meet gets underway. And once again, the Long Island Rail Road and New York Racing Association (NYRA) have joined together to provide daily train service for racing fans. Fans who ride the LIRR can get $1 off grandstand admission by showing a train ticket or MTA eTix app screen.

Press Release
April 26, 2017
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MTA Calls Climate Change ‘Urgent Reality’ as it Launches New Report on Preparation for Sea Level Rise & Other Coastal Dangers

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority cited the “urgent reality” of climate change in a new report on public transit projects that are preparing for sea level rise, storm surges and other climate-related dangers to this coastal region. MTA Interim Executive Director Ronnie Hakim also reminded tri-state-area residents of the environmental benefits of choosing mass transit, encouraging the public to think about sustainability long after Earth Day, and throughout the year.

Press Release
April 21, 2017
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Directs Investigation into Con Edison Equipment Failure Affecting MTA Subway Service

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the New York State Department of Public Service and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to conduct an immediate investigation into Con Edison’s equipment failure that led to significant delays across MTA New York City Transit subways this morning.

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