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Press Release
March 29, 2017
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Billy Collins Pens ‘Subway’ for New Second Avenue Line

A poetic homage to the workers who dig subway tunnels, written for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by the former U.S. Poet Laureate and former New York State Poet Laureate Billy Collins, is the newest addition to MTA Arts & Design’s Poetry in Motion program as the MTA continues to celebrate the opening of the new Second Avenue Subway this year.

Press Release
March 27, 2017
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MTA Board to Convene For a Special Meeting on Monday, April 3

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that its Board will convene for a special meeting on Monday, April 3, at 9:30 a.m.

Like all Board meetings, next Monday’s special meeting will be held at the MTA’s headquarters building at 2 Broadway in lower Manhattan, will be open to the public, and will be broadcast live at YouTube.com/mtainfo and on the MTA’s website, at service.mta.info/webcastplayer.

Press Release
March 24, 2017
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MTA Hosts Grand Central Terminal “Poetry in Motion” Event on April 7

Come enjoy some personalized poetry written just for you!

On Friday, April 7, MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America will celebrate National Poetry Month with “Poetry in Motion” by offering specialized poems for the traveling public.

Furnished with a typewriter and their talents, award-winning poets will craft original poems for visitors to their desks at Grand Central while musicians from MTA’s Music Under New York program play throughout the day.

Press Release
March 24, 2017
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Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road Offer Special Getaway Deals to NY International Auto Show

You don’t have to get “on the road again” to travel to the New York International Auto Show - just ride the rails. The future of automobile design and technology is here, and it’s an easy train ride away on either Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North. Both railroads are offering special discount packages to the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center, April 14 to 23, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday April 16 and 23).

Press Release
March 16, 2017
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MTA Announces St. Patrick’s Day Service Changes

With New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Friday, March 17, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) reminds customers that alcohol will be banned from the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, and several other service changes will be in place for the day. Details follow.

Alcohol Banned From Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

Press Release
March 14, 2017
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Metro-North to Suspend Service at Noon; Other Service Cancellations, Suspensions Possible Throughout the Day

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is advising commuters to stay home, with service cancellations increasing as the storm conditions continue to worsen.

Metro-North Railroad will be suspending all service at noon because of increasing winds and heavy snow accumulations; the last trains will arrive at Grant Central Terminal and other terminals at approximately noon. Customers should check www.mta.info for exact schedules.

Press Release
March 13, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency Beginning at Midnight Across New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency across all 62 counties in New York ahead of the extreme winter storm expected to bring heavy snowfall and high winds. The Governor also directed non-essential state employees impacted by the winter storm to stay home from work on Tuesday without having to charge accruals.

Press Release
March 7, 2017
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MTA Appoints NY State DOT Veteran Phil Eng as Chief Operating Officer

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Interim Executive Director Ronnie Hakim and Acting Board Chairman Fernando Ferrer today announced the appointment of New York State Department of Transportation veteran Phil Eng to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the MTA.

As COO, Eng will oversee major operating initiatives at all MTA agencies including the delivery of new fare payment systems and mobile ticketing apps, advertising contracts, technology integration, overall procurement strategy, oversight of best practices used across all agencies, and other key MTA priorities.

Press Release
March 6, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Announces MTA Police Charge Man With Hate Crimes for Graffiti Incidents at Penn Station

Governor Cuomo today announced that a man suspected of multiple incidents of bias graffiti at Pennsylvania Station was arrested and charged for committing a series of hate crimes, reinforcing that New York has zero tolerance for bigotry or discrimination in any form. The arrest and charges highlight the aggressive actions the state is undertaking to combat the growth of hate crimes and anti-Semitism.

Press Release
February 15, 2017
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Presidents’ Day

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today offered details about service for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, and for the long holiday weekend that begins on Friday, February 17.

New York City Subways and Buses

On Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, New York City subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule with some planned subway service changes:

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