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Press Release
April 6, 2020
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MTA Announces Virtual Board Meeting to Be Held on April 22

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it will hold a one-day, virtual joint monthly meeting of the MTA Board and the Board’s committees on Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m.

MTA Chairman Patrick J. Foye will convene a joint meeting of the MTA Board and the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, New York City Transit, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Finance, Safety, and Capital Program Oversight committees. New Yorkers are encouraged to visit new.mta.info/virtualboardmeeting to view the meeting online.

Press Release
April 4, 2020
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MTA Distributes N95 Masks to Heroic Workforce

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced it will be distributing N95 masks to essential operating employees across New York City Transit, MTA Bus Company, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and Bridges and Tunnels. N95 masks will be distributed beginning today as follows:

Press Release
April 3, 2020
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MTA and Transit Innovation Partnership Announce Signaling Challenge Virtual Demo Day

The MTA and Transit Innovation Partnership hosted the Signaling Challenge Virtual Demo Day on April 2, a digital event in which 17 leading technology companies presented proposals to MTA officials for modernizing New York City’s century-old subway signaling system, via more than 150 video conference presentations and Q&A sessions. 

Press Release
April 2, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on WCBS 880 with Michael Wallace to Discuss MTA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19
Press Release
April 2, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on 1010 WINS with Larry Mullins to Discuss MTA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19
Press Release
April 2, 2020
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MTA Secures and Distributes Additional 100,000 Masks Per Week to Heroic Front Line Workforce

Agency Has Already Issued 240,000 Masks, 3.2 Million Gloves Since March 1

Press Release
April 2, 2020
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MTA and City of New York Announce Agreement to Dedicate 347 Madison Avenue Redevelopment Proceeds to MTA Capital Program

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the City of New York today announced an agreement on a site-specific value capture strategy to jump-start development of 341-7 Madison Avenue, the site of the MTA’s former headquarters East Midtown. Real estate taxes and other revenue generated from the future ground lease for the redevelopment of the property will be dedicated to the MTA capital program.

Press Release
March 31, 2020
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Statement from MTA Chief Safety Officer Pat Warren on the MTA’s Pandemic Plan

“The MTA's long-standing pandemic plan, which is updated regularly, is a blueprint that guides the agency's response in accordance with federal, state and local authorities and enables us to quickly adapt to the dynamic nature of these emergency situations in real time. The plan includes stockpiling appropriate resources.

Press Release
March 31, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on WCBS 880 with Lynda Lopez to Discuss MTA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19
Press Release
March 31, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on MSNBC with Ayman Mohyeldin to Discuss MTA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19

Ayman Mohyeldin: This morning from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on the “Today Show”, more than 900 people here have died as a result of the coronavirus and that includes five more members of the world's largest mass transit system. Eight MTA workers in total have died in less than a week. More than 3,000 workers have been ordered quarantine at home, nearly 600 have tested positive for COVID-19 and that includes MTA Chairman and CEO, Pat Foye. Mr.

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