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Press Release
December 11, 2013
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MTA Announces New Photography Exhibition: ‘Intersection’

Seven large-scale photographs showing thrilling and unique views looking down at brightly colored Manhattan intersections are now on display in the Bowling Green subway station. The exhibit is the latest installation of MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design’s large-scale photography exhibitions, which are posted four times a year within New York’s public transportation system. 

Press Release
December 9, 2013
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MTA Announces Availability of Six Sites for ‘Pop-Up Stores’

Seeking to build on the enthusiastic response of retailers and subway customers alike, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released a list of six locations within the New York City Subway system that are available immediately to host “pop-up stores.”

Press Release
November 22, 2013
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Four-Day Thanksgiving Weekend

Trains and buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate on special schedules on Wednesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 1, to accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend. During the same time period, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend maintenance at its nine crossings to facilitate increased travel.

Details for each of the MTA’s services follow.

New York City Subways and Buses

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.

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