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Press Release
January 21, 2016
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MTA Prepares for First Winter Storm of the Year

With a wintry blast that may dump as much as 12 inches of snow in parts of the metropolitan region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is hard at work to ensure safe, reliable service this weekend. MTA New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are once again preparing. Personnel will be ready to drop salt and clear platforms and stairs of snow but customers are urged to use extreme caution while navigating the system, especially on outdoor platforms and stairs.

Press Release
January 20, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Adoption of Regulation Cracking Down on Repeat Toll Violators

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the adoption of a regulation to take action against motorists who persistently evade paying tolls and fees on New York's roadways. The regulation allows the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend the registration of motorists who fail to pay five tolls, fees, and other charges resulting from violations on different days, within a period of 18 months, and ignore toll authorities' repeated notices.

Press Release
January 12, 2016
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MTA Announces Service Details for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. Details are below.

New York City Subway, Buses and Staten Island Railway

On Monday, January 18, 2016, the New York City Subway will operate on regular weekday schedule with minor timing changes. Customers are advised to allow additional travel time. The Staten Island Railway will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

Press Release
January 8, 2016
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New, Rapid Approach to Station Redevelopment Will Expedite Transformative Renovations at 30 Stations Across the System and Cut Timeframe for Work by More Than 50 Percent

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the eighth signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: modernize and fundamentally transform the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, dramatically improving the travel experience for millions of New Yorkers and visitors to the metropolitan region.

Press Release
December 22, 2015
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MTA Announces Services Details for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday period to optimize service for the special holiday travel patterns. Details follow for each MTA service, organized by day.

Press Release
December 17, 2015
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MTA Arts & Design Debuts Stop-Motion Film at Fulton Center

MTA Arts & Design has installed a new stop-motion animated short film by animator and illustrator Chris Sickels at Fulton Center as Arts & Design expands its audience by presenting new, innovative work to MTA customers.

Press Release
December 9, 2015
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LIRR and Metro-North to Impose Alcohol Ban for 2015 SantaCon Event

To maintain orderly travel and safe station and terminal operations during this weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad trains and in stations Saturday, December 12 through Sunday, December 13.

Alcohol will not be permitted on Long Island Rail Road trains and in stations from 11 p.m. on Friday, December 11 through noon on Sunday, December 13. The Long Island Rail Road’s event-specific ban partially coincides with the LIRR’s usual ban on alcohol between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Press Release
December 7, 2015
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MTA Reaches Two Milestones on East Side Access Megaproject

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the substantial completion of two significant contracts on East Side Access, the megaproject that will bring Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Terminal.

Press Release
December 4, 2015
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Photography Exhibit at Grand Central Offers Contemporary Look at Beams of Sunlight

MTA Arts & Design announced today a new photography exhibit at Grand Central Terminal by photographer Penelope Umbrico in an expansion of her similarly themed artwork that was part of the terminal’s centennial celebration in 2013.

Press Release
December 3, 2015
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MTA, NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak Launch Public Safety Awareness Campaign at Penn Station for Holiday Shopping Season

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak today are launching a new public safety campaign offering safety tips for customers traveling through New York’s Penn Station. The campaign includes advertisements using the animated green and red “bubble people” already made famous in courtesy campaigns on New York City subways and buses, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. In images used in the campaign, individuals doing careless things are depicted in red, while others are depicted in green.

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