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Press Release
March 27, 2020
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MTA Announces Distribution of 75,000 Masks to Heroic Frontline Workforce

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the agency has secured 75,000 masks to be distributed to its workforce. The supply, which will be distributed to New York City Transit, MTA Bus Company, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels, is expected to increase allowing weekly replenishment. The plan for distribution of masks is being finalized in coming days. Medical guidance continues to be that masks are not recommended as protection against COVID-19, however, masks will be made available to employees who choose to wear them.

Press Release
March 27, 2020
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Statements from MTA and TWU on March 27 Fatal Incident

MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye, and TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano, issued the following statements today.

Statement from MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye:

Press Release
March 24, 2020
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MTA Implements “NY Essential Service Plan” to Move Healthcare Workers, First Responders and Other Essential Personnel on Frontlines of the COVID-19 Crisis
Press Release
March 23, 2020
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Coaliton of US Transit Agencies Issue Letter Demanding at Least $25B in Federal Aid as Congress Debates Relief Package

A coalition of US transit agencies including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Kings County Metro in Seattle, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), MARTA in Atlanta, NJ Transit, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), SFMTA in San Francisco, and Washington  Metropolitan Area Transit Authority today issued a letter to Congressional leaders urgently requesting

Press Release
March 23, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on 1010 WINS with Susan Richard to Discuss MTA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19
Press Release
March 23, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on WCBS 880 with Steve Scott to Discuss MTA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye appeared live by phone on WCBS 880 with Steve Scott to discuss the MTA’s ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the rear-door boarding policy on all MTA buses, and the fundamental role that MTA’s transit workers are playing in bringing first responders, and essential workers to and from their jobs during the pandemic. 

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Press Release
March 23, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on Pix11’s “Morning News” to Discuss MTA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye appeared live by phone on Pix11 “Morning News” with Betty Nguyen and Dan Mannarino to discuss the MTA’s ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the rear-door boarding policy on all MTA buses.

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Betty Nguyen: It’s looking a lot different today than last week, of course, fewer people out there taking the subway system.

Press Release
March 23, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on FOX 5’s “Good Day New York” to Discuss MTA’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye appeared live by video on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” with Lori Stokes to discuss the MTA’s ongoing safety precautions in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the rear-door boarding policy on all MTA buses.

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Press Release
March 18, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on NY1 to Discuss the MTA’s Urgent Request for Federal Funding
Press Release
March 17, 2020
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MTA Issues Letter to New York Congressional Delegation Requesting Robust Federal Aid

MTA Chairman and CEO Chairman Patrick J. Foye today sent a letter to the New York Congressional Delegation urgently requesting more than $4 billion in federal aid as it continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

The full text of the letter is available below and in PDF format at the link at bottom of this release.

Members of the New York State Congressional Delegation:

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