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Press Release
April 2, 2014
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Poetry in Motion Springfest

On Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, in celebration of National Poetry Month, MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design presents Poetry in Motion Springfest, in partnership with the Poetry Society of America, the nation’s oldest poetry organization. The program was inspired by New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe, Arts for Transit’s de facto Poet in Residence, who is dedicated to bringing poetry to everyone in the metropolitan area.

Press Release
March 27, 2014
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Take the Train to the Game to Catch the Yankees in 2014!

It may be cold and snowy this March, but the surest sign of spring is here: The New York Yankees are about to play ball, with a home opener scheduled for Monday, April 7. All season long, getting to the stadium is stress free when you ride the subway, Metro-North Railroad, or MTA buses. Here are details of game-day service.

New York City Subway

Press Release
March 21, 2014
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MTA Announces Sandy Recovery and Resiliency Contract Opportunities Conference for Small Businesses
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it plans to hold a conference on Friday, March 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for small businesses, especially minority-owned, women-owned and certified disadvantaged businesses (MWDBEs) that hope to bid for MTA construction projects intended to rebuild and fortify infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  
Press Release
March 21, 2014
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Train Monitoring Systems Planned for Metro-North Railroad and LIRR
Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road plan to install monitoring equipment designed to detect defective or overheated wheels and loads of freight trains that operate on publicly owned tracks and convey that information in real time to the railroads’ control centers.
“This specialized equipment will improve safety and reduce wear and tear on our tracks,” said Thomas F. Prendergast, Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, parent agency of the two railroads. “They are intended to identify faults before they cause problems.”
Press Release
March 19, 2014
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MTA Moves Forward with Video Cameras on Trains
MTA Metro-North Railroad, on behalf of itself and MTA Long Island Rail Road, intends to move forward on a plan to install outward- and inward-facing video and audio recorders on its trains, following up on a recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Press Release
March 19, 2014
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Governor Cuomo Announces Advances in MTA Real-Time Digital Communications
Press Release
March 13, 2014
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New Hi-Def Screens Bring Added Revenue to the MTA

Novel forms of advertising continue to be introduced in the subway as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) efforts to increase revenue from ad space. The latest, which went live on March 3, are ten digital advertising screens placed at ten stations in Manhattan.

Press Release
March 11, 2014
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MTA Railroads to Provide Special Service on St. Patrick’s Day
The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will operate extra trains to help those traveling to New York City for the 253rd St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Monday, March 17. 
Customers are advised not to bring alcoholic beverages, open or closed, on trains, platforms and stations through 5 a.m. on March 18. Alcoholic beverages will be confiscated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Police. Bar carts at Grand Central and Penn Station will not operate this day.
Press Release
February 24, 2014
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MTA Announces New Initiatives To Ensure Passenger and Worker Safety
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today anounced a series of initiatives to improve safety throughout its operations by strengthening reporting responsibilities, emphasizing management oversight and installing automatic speed protections.
Press Release
February 13, 2014
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MTA Prepares For Challenging Friday Commute

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is preparing for challenging Friday morning commute as another wave of storms dumps more wet snow on the New York area overnight. Most MTA services will operate with reduced schedules Friday morning, but the weather forecast is still uncertain. Service remains subject to change at any time, including temporary suspensions on some portions of the MTA network.

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