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Press Release
December 17, 2015
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MTA Arts & Design Debuts Stop-Motion Film at Fulton Center

MTA Arts & Design has installed a new stop-motion animated short film by animator and illustrator Chris Sickels at Fulton Center as Arts & Design expands its audience by presenting new, innovative work to MTA customers.

Press Release
December 9, 2015
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LIRR and Metro-North to Impose Alcohol Ban for 2015 SantaCon Event

To maintain orderly travel and safe station and terminal operations during this weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad trains and in stations Saturday, December 12 through Sunday, December 13.

Alcohol will not be permitted on Long Island Rail Road trains and in stations from 11 p.m. on Friday, December 11 through noon on Sunday, December 13. The Long Island Rail Road’s event-specific ban partially coincides with the LIRR’s usual ban on alcohol between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Press Release
December 7, 2015
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MTA Reaches Two Milestones on East Side Access Megaproject

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the substantial completion of two significant contracts on East Side Access, the megaproject that will bring Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Terminal.

Press Release
December 4, 2015
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Photography Exhibit at Grand Central Offers Contemporary Look at Beams of Sunlight

MTA Arts & Design announced today a new photography exhibit at Grand Central Terminal by photographer Penelope Umbrico in an expansion of her similarly themed artwork that was part of the terminal’s centennial celebration in 2013.

Press Release
December 3, 2015
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MTA, NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak Launch Public Safety Awareness Campaign at Penn Station for Holiday Shopping Season

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak today are launching a new public safety campaign offering safety tips for customers traveling through New York’s Penn Station. The campaign includes advertisements using the animated green and red “bubble people” already made famous in courtesy campaigns on New York City subways and buses, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. In images used in the campaign, individuals doing careless things are depicted in red, while others are depicted in green.

Press Release
November 29, 2015
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MTA Music Under New York Celebrates Centennial of Billy Strayhorn in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Transit Museum

On the centennial of Billy Strayhorn's birth, MTA Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC) collaborated on a day of musical performances to celebrate the jazz composer's legacy with the help of Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Transit Museum.

Press Release
November 23, 2015
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Governor Cuomo Announces New Efforts in New York State to Help Fight Terrorism

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced two new efforts to enhance the New York State's ability to fight terrorism. The new "See Something, Send Something" campaign encourages New Yorkers to report suspicious activity through a simple mobile app on their smart phone. The app is available for download here. Additionally, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hire 46 more Police Officers to increase counterterrorism capabilities at Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station and throughout the Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road and Staten Island Railway systems.

Press Release
November 20, 2015
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Four-Day Thanksgiving Weekend

Trains and buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate on special schedules on Wednesday, November 25, through Sunday, November 29, to accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend. During the same time period, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend maintenance at its nine crossings to facilitate increased travel.

Details for each of the MTA’s services follow.

New York City Subway

Press Release
November 18, 2015
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MTA Presents Final Proposed Budget for 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today presented its 2016 Final Proposed Budget and its 2016-19 Financial Plan, in which a relentless emphasis on cutting costs will allow the MTA to invest $242 million in new service, maintenance and operations initiatives over the next four years, while limiting fare and toll increases to the rate of inflation.

Press Release
November 12, 2015
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Statement from MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Prendergast on Second Avenue Subway

“Today I met with federal, state and city elected officials to discuss ways to advance and accelerate bringing the Second Avenue Subway to 125th Street. This is a prime goal for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), for the state of New York and for the hundreds of thousands of people who will benefit from its construction. The MTA is fully committed to beginning work on the East Harlem extension even before the first segment to the Upper East Side opens by the end of next year.

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