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Press Release
November 22, 2013
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Second Avenue Subway Reaches Major Milestones

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that the Second Avenue Subway project, the largest expansion of the New York City subway network in generations, has reached major new milestones in its on-time, on-budget progress to serve customers on Manhattan’s East Side by the end of 2016. All blasting operations for Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway Project are complete and heavy construction to excavate and create the 96th St station reached substantial completion November 5.

Press Release
November 15, 2013
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MTA and NYCEDC Announce Selection of Developer for Large Site on East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that the MTA intends to surrender an approximately 550,000-square foot site at the intersection of East Gun Hill Road and the New England Thruway in the Bronx to Gun Hill Square, LLC, a joint venture between Grid Properties, Inc., and Gotham Organization, Inc., to build a pedestrian-oriented retail destination with 260,000 square feet of leasable space, and, if public financing is available, up to 100 units of senior housing.

Press Release
November 13, 2013
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MTA Releases 2014-2017 Financial Plan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released its Final Proposed 2014 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan. The plan includes the addition of new cost reduction measures and recognizes favorable operating results and tax revenue re-estimates that have taken place since the preliminary budget was released in July. The MTA expects that the combination of increased cost cutting, lower expenses and higher operating revenues will allow the agency to reduce by almost half the previously projected fare and toll increases scheduled for 2015 and 2017. 
Press Release
November 12, 2013
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MTA Customer Satisfaction Remains Steady Despite Disruptions from Superstorm Sandy
Customer satisfaction surveys conducted in June 2013 show essentially stable satisfaction ratings across all services operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Overall ratings for each MTA service either remained steady or changed within the margin of sampling error or by no more than two percentage points.
Press Release
November 1, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Announces Stormproofing and Energy Upgrades to MTA's Primary Office Tower

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is making its energy-efficient office building at 2 Broadway in Lower Manhattan more resilient against extreme storms. The changes will better adapt the building to a changing climate as the MTA consolidates its headquarters personnel there next year. At the same time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has bestowed its Energy Star certification on the building to recognize that MTA’s upgrades there are helping reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that are causing climate change.

Press Release
November 1, 2013
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MTA Police, Nassau DA Rice & Nassau Police Announce Arrests in Investigation of LIRR Ticket Vending Machine Scam

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Queens District Attorney’s Office and Nassau County Police Department Crimes Against Property (CAP) Squad today announced the arrests of four people in connection with a scam discovered two weeks ago that used hidden cameras and bank card “skimmers” to target MTA Long Island Rail Road customers using ticket vending machines (TVMs) at locations in Nassau and Queens counties.

Press Release
October 29, 2013
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Governor Cuomo and MTA Chairman Prendergast Detail Efforts to Harden and Protect New York's Transit Infrastructure After Sandy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, accompanied by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and other officials, today toured Lower Manhattan to see firsthand some of the emerging technologies the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering as part of the agency’s comprehensive hardening and resiliency efforts to protect the system from future storms. The MTA has also been researching and investigating existing flood mitigation and resiliency systems used worldwide for possible adaption in New York.

Press Release
October 15, 2013
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MTA Unveils ‘On Paper/Grand Central at 100’
As part of the grand celebration of Grand Central’s 100th birthday, MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design has unveiled an exhibition, On Paper/ Grand Central at 100, featuring the work of four noted contemporary artists working with the technique of paper-cutting to render their intricate and detailed subject matter.
Press Release
October 14, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Announces MTA Will Expand Participation in Taste NY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will expand its participation in the Taste NY initiative by adding a new Taste NY store in Grand Central Terminal specifically offering food and beverages produced in New York. Taste NY is part of a concentrated effort by the Governor to boost the sales and heighten the profiles of New York State’s food and beverages.

Press Release
October 4, 2013
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MTA’s Arts Programs Receive National Recognition

The MTA’s ever-changing collection of graphic art that brightens the inside of subway cars and stations and a new MTA arts-focused app have received national recognition. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has awarded its 2013 communications grand prize for printed materials, and first prize for electronic media, to MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design.

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