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Press Release
April 15, 2020
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MTA Announces Partnership With Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care to Provide COVID-19 Testing for Heroic MTA Workers

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has joined forces with Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care to provide prioritized COVID-19 testing to symptomatic frontline MTA workers at its urgent care facilities throughout the New York metropolitan region. The new partnership with the state’s largest healthcare provider marks the latest in a series of aggressive health and safety measures taken by the MTA to protect its vital frontline workforce and limit the spread of the COVID-19 at no cost to MTA employees.

Press Release
April 15, 2020
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Statement from MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye:

“Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order, all customers will be required to wear a face covering while traveling with us during this pandemic, effective Friday April 17. We commend the Governor for his leadership in ensuring a safe environment for the essential workers riding with us. We remind New Yorkers to stay home and observe social distancing measures whenever possible. Walk down the platform, board a different train car or wait for the next train or bus where possible – we all need to change our behavior to protect each other.

Press Release
April 14, 2020
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MTA, TWU Local 100, SMART, IBT Reach COVID-19 Family Benefits Agreement

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Transport Workers Union Local 100 (TWU), the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 808 (IBT) today reached an agreement on COVID-19 family benefits for transportation workers tragically lost in the pandemic.

Press Release
April 14, 2020
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MTA, Amtrak, NJ Transit, Port Authority and Regional Transit Agencies Launch April 16 #SoundTheHorn Campaign

Trains, Buses and Ferries Will Give Two Horn Blasts at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16

Coalition of Transportation Agencies Join in Solidarity to Honor Transportation Workers Across the Region

Action Advances MTA’s #HeroesMovingHeroes Campaign Paying Tribute to 74,000 Incredible MTA Workers

Press Release
April 10, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears Live on WCBS 880 With Wayne Cabot to Discuss the Agency’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19

MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye appeared on WCBS 880 with Wayne Cabot to discuss the MTA's ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Wayne Cabot: Let's go live on the newsline now at 8:16 on WCBS, MTA Chairman Pat Foye is with us live now. Chairman Foye good morning to you.

Patrick J. Foye: Wayne good morning, thanks for having me.

Press Release
April 9, 2020
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MTA Deploys ‘Temperature Brigade’ To Strategic Locations Systemwide, Testing Thousands of Heroic Frontline Employees Daily

 

Photos and Video of Temperature Testing Available

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has deployed a "Temperature Brigade" consisting of medically trained personnel to check temperatures of heroic employees at 22 strategic locations as they report to work throughout the MTA service region, helping to reduce the spread of illnesses as the organization battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press Release
April 8, 2020
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MTA Issues Letter to The New York Times

To the Editor:

The MTA during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has been grieving over the tragic deaths of many of our colleagues. The one-sided New York Times story “41 Transit Workers Dead: Crisis Takes Staggering Toll on Subways” that ran April 8 only adds to that anguish by ignoring the facts.

Since March 1, when the first case of COVID-19 was identified in New York, the MTA has taken aggressive action to protect the health and safety of our heroic workforce on the frontlines of this crisis.

Press Release
April 8, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Foye Appears on 1010 WINS to Discuss MTA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19

MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye appeared on 1010 WINS with Brigitte Quinn to discuss the MTA’s ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Brigitte Quinn: Joining us right now on the 1010 WINS Newsline, MTA Chairman Pat Foye. Pat, thanks so much for talking with us.

Patrick J. Foye: Well, morning Brigitte.

Press Release
April 8, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Foye Appears on WCBS 880 to Discuss MTA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19

MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye appeared on WCBS 880 with Steve Scott to discuss the MTA’s ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Steve Scott: Joining me now is MTA Chairman & CEO, Pat Foye. First of all, you yourself had been ill with COVID-19, how are you feeling?

Press Release
April 7, 2020
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MTA Continues to Distribute N95 Masks and Other PPE to Heroic Workforce

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