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Press Release
April 28, 2014
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MTA Expedites Positive Train Control Installation Efforts
In a move to enhance the safety of Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road signaling systems sooner, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board committees today approved the expansion of a contract with a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation/Siemens Rail Automation by an additional $11.3 million. The Bombardier/Siemens joint venture is serving as the MTA’s Positive Train Control system integrator under a $428.5 million contract awarded last November. The contract amendment goes to the full MTA Board for consideration on Wednesday.
Press Release
April 28, 2014
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MTA Advances Contract to Develop Ticketing Apps For Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road Customers
Committees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board today registered their approval of a contract to launch a mobile ticketing program that for the first time would enable Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to buy and display train tickets on their smartphones and tablets. The contract, with Masabi, LLC, moves to the full MTA Board for final consideration on Wednesday. 
Press Release
April 25, 2014
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MTA Hosts Two-Year Vanadium Battery Demonstration Project at Energy Star-Certified Headquarters in Lower Manhattan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that it will host a two-year demonstration of a vanadium battery module designed to help manage energy use at the MTA’s headquarters in downtown Manhattan.
The project is a partnership between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and American Vanadium Corp., which is providing the vanadium battery called a CellCubeTM. The company markets and sells the CellCubeTM Vanadium Flow Battery technology in North America.
Press Release
April 22, 2014
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Governor Cuomo Announces MTA Testing Solar-Powered Kiosks with Real-Time Service Information
Press Release
April 16, 2014
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MTA Awards Contracts for East Side Access Manhattan Tunnels and Caverns
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded two contracts valued at $627.79 million to contractors who will line more than 10,000 linear feet of newly excavated tunnels with permanent structural concrete walls, and install complex communications systems in Grand Central Terminal’s future Long Island Rail Road concourse. 
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.

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