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Press Release
October 21, 2015
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Nineteen Dogs Graduate from MTA Police Training

Nineteen canine police officers in the Class of 2015 graduated from MTA Police explosives detection and anti-terrorism training this morning in a ceremony at Grand Central Terminal.

The dogs and their human partners trained on a 72-acre rural campus in Stormville, N.Y., in Dutchess County. A new canine training academy built on the site is almost completed and will soon be dedicated.

Press Release
October 16, 2015
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MTA Ready to Serve Baseball Fans Headed to National League Championship Series

With the New York Mets getting ready to take on the Chicago Cubs in the 2015 National League Championship Series, MTA trains and buses are ready to serve fans headed to Citi Field for Games 1 and 2, which are scheduled to start at 8:07 p.m. tomorrow, October 17, and Sunday, October 18. The MTA will also provide service to Games 6 and 7, if they are necessary, on Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25.

To avoid waiting in lines after the game, the MTA recommends customers buy round-trip LIRR tickets or MetroCard fares in advance.

New York City Subway

Press Release
October 10, 2015
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Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and MTA Chairman Prendergast Announce Agreement on Funding for MTA Capital Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast today announced that an agreement has been reached on the remaining funding for the MTA Capital Program. New York State has committed to provide $8.3 billion, and New York City has committed to provide $2.5 billion. The program, which totals $26.1 billion, outlines the next five years’ worth of vital investments to renew, enhance and expand the MTA network. This marks the largest investment in MTA infrastructure in history.

Press Release
October 10, 2015
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Three Winners Drive to Victory in MTA Second Avenue Subway Simulator Tournament

MTA Capital Construction held the championship round of its Second Avenue Subway simulator tournament at the Community Information Center on Saturday. Six finalists competed as virtual train operators (two each from the 8-12, 13-20, and 210-plus age groups) to see who clocked the fastest time while providing the safest, smoothest ride for their virtual passengers.

Press Release
October 1, 2015
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Governor Cuomo Directs State Agencies to Prepare for Prolonged Heavy Rains and Tropical Storm Conditions

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Albany to monitor severe weather that is anticipated to impact southern parts of New York State beginning today and potentially lasting through this weekend. This weather is expected to include heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding as Hurricane Joaquin makes it way up the east coast. Local power outages in hard-hit areas are also anticipated.

Press Release
September 24, 2015
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MTA Urges Customers to Prepare for Service Changes and Crowding During Pope Francis’ Visit to New York City

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is urging customers to prepare for service changes and potential crowding on New York City Buses, Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road during Pope Francis’ visit to New York beginning this evening through Saturday morning.

Press Release
September 23, 2015
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MTA Marks Climate Week NYC with UN Caring for Climate MetroCard

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is highlighting its continuing efforts toward a greener world with a special edition MetroCard asking customers to work together for climate action.

Press Release
September 11, 2015
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Statement From MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast

“Last night, a subway train derailed in Brooklyn when it came in contact with a deteriorated section of bench wall next to the track. MTA New York City Transit’s Office of System Safety is investigating the root cause of why the wall reached into the path of the train and any contributing factors, and will publicly release those findings once it reaches a conclusion.

Press Release
September 10, 2015
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Governor Cuomo Announces Additional Transit Service for Pope Francis' Visit to New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced there will be an increased number of trains and buses to support the expected amount of travelers during Pope Francis' visit to New York later this month. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Port Authority will add extra service and will have additional crew on hand to coincide with the papal events.

Press Release
September 9, 2015
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MTA Is Your Best Bet to Reach the Fall Races at Belmont Park

With American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown victory a recent memory, this is a great time to catch the train or the bus to Belmont Park for this fall’s horse racing season. The Long Island Rail Road is adding two round trips to Belmont Park on all racing days, and the MTA is extending two Queens bus routes to Belmont Park. Both bus routes connect to the New York City Subway at stations in Jamaica.

Long Island Rail Road Service to Belmont Park

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