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Press Release
January 21, 2014
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MTA Railroads to Change Service After 8 p.m. Tonight Because of Winter Storm Snow Accumulation
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that its railroads – Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road – are changing service after the evening rush hour tonight as snow accumulations make operating trains difficult. Reducing the number of trains is aimed at preventing trains from becoming stranded in accumulated snow, and to allow personnel to concentrate resources on trains that will continue to operate. 
Press Release
January 17, 2014
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The MTA is Your Key to the First Mass Transit Super Bowl and Super Bowl Boulevard, Jan. 29-Feb. 1
When Super Bowl XLVIII comes to the New York region on Sunday, February 2 – and during the week of events leading up to the big game – the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s network of subways, railroads and buses is the best way to get to and from all game-related events. To make it easier to get around, the MTA will add service at selected times, will suspend most track and road work, and is providing visitors with special maps, station wayfinding and extra personnel who will make it easier to navigate connections between transit services in New York and New Jersey. 
Press Release
January 17, 2014
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MTA Service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20. Details are below.
New York City Subway, Buses and Staten Island Railway
On Monday, January 20, 2014, the New York City Subway and Staten Island Railway will operate a regular weekday schedule.
Press Release
January 10, 2014
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MTA Adds Real-Time Train Arrivals to Weekender App

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that its official Weekender™ app for iOS 7.0 and Android has received a major upgrade.

Press Release
January 3, 2014
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Governor Cuomo Announces MTA Service Update

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday evening updated New Yorkers on the latest status of the MTA’s regional transportation network in the wake of the winter storm that brought heavy snow and bitter cold to the region.

“The storm may be over, but temperatures will be dropping overnight, and icy conditions can form quickly and can be difficult to see,” Governor Cuomo said. “I urge all New Yorkers to use extra caution when entering and exiting trains and buses, and when walking on station platforms, walkways and staircases.”

Press Release
January 2, 2014
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Governor Cuomo Announces LIRR to Operate On a Weekend Schedule and Metro-North to Operate on a Saturday Schedule
Press Release
December 23, 2013
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Raymond Diaz Named MTA Director of Security

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced today that Raymond Diaz, former chief of the New York City Police Department Transit Bureau, is joining the MTA as Director of Security, effective January 6, 2014.

Press Release
December 19, 2013
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MTA Releases Free Apps for LIRR and Metro-North Customers and Expands LIRR Train Time™ to All Branches and Stations
MTA Releases Free Apps for LIRR and Metro-North Customers and Expands LIRR Train Time™ to All Branches and Stations
Customers Can Get Quick, Easy Access to Real-Time Train Arrival Information, Maps, Fare Information, Station Details, Service Alerts and More
 
Press Release
December 13, 2013
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MTA Prepares for Weekend Storm

MTA New York City Transit, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are preparing for the arrival of a winter storm this weekend that has the potential to blanket the metropolitan area with anywhere from two to ten inches of snow.  Customers are urged to use caution while walking on outdoor platforms and stairs.

Press Release
December 13, 2013
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LIRR & Metro-North Impose 24-Hour Ban on Alcohol from Noon Saturday Until Noon Sunday to Ensure Safe Travel during SantaCon Celebration

To maintain orderly travel during this weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains and stations from 12 noon on Saturday, December 14 through 12 noon on Sunday, December 15.

MTA Police Officers will be on duty at Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station and at train stations and on trains to enforce this restriction. The police will confiscate illegal liquor and issue summonses carrying fines up to $50 or 30 days imprisonment or both. Violators may also be subject to ejection from the train or station by police.

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