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Press Release
September 17, 2007
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MTA Launches Sustainability Initiative

Sustainability Commission to Outline Blueprint by Earth Day

NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the formation of a Sustainability Commission charged with outlining a sustainability master plan for the agency by Earth Day 2008. The master plan will quantify the MTA's ecological footprint and identify recommendations to reduce it.

Press Release
August 27, 2007
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MTA statement on DiNapoli report

We are grateful that Comptroller DiNapoli has acknowledged both the MTA's record ridership and the $6 billion in projected deficits we face over the next four years. These two factors dictate the fiscally responsible path we have proposed, which calls for internal belt tightening and contributions from all of our funding partners to address these deficits before they threaten service. The plan introduces stability and predictability to the fare structure by calling for biannual cost-of-living increases instead of much larger increases in crisis situations.

Press Release
August 8, 2007
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MTA Evening Update

The following is our anticipated service for the evening rush hour as of 3:45 p.m.:

NYC Transit
Due to severe flooding throughout the subway system earlier today, there are still extensive delays on some subway lines. We are working to restore full service to all the affected subway lines. Customers are advised when at all possible to use bus service. This is the current status of subway operations:

Press Release
August 7, 2007
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MTA Statement on Comptroller Report

We appreciate the Comptroller's work on this matter and his report's acknowledgement of the vital infrastructure funding needs and $6 billion in deficits we face over the next four years. We have proposed a preliminary plan to close these gaps and address the longer term funding needs. Based on his findings, we hope the Comptroller will partner with us in advocating for the appropriation of this critical funding in Albany and at City Hall.

Press Release
July 25, 2007
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MTA Releases 2008-2011 Preliminary Financial Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today released its Preliminary Financial Plan for 2008-2011, which kicks off a five-month period of public discussion about the MTA's finances and budget proposals. This process includes public hearings that will be held throughout the MTA's 5,000-square mile region. A final plan will be considered by the MTA Board in December.

Press Release
July 19, 2007
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MTA Statement Regarding Congestion Pricing Agreement^Elliot G. Sander, Executive Director and CEO

"The MTA is thrilled that an agreement has been reached to advance
congestion pricing, which is critical to funding the long-term needs of
the transportation system. We look forward to working with the City, USDOT
and the commission to pursue the goals of reducing congestion, protecting the
environment and investing in public transportation."

Press Release
July 17, 2007
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MTA's "See Something, Say Something" Campaign Expands to TV

Anti-terrorism program yielded almost 2,000 tips last year, imitated globally.

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Press Release
July 16, 2007
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MTA NYC Transit Adds Bus Service from Staten Island to Hudson Bergen Light Rail, Advances MTA Commitment to Seamless Regional Transportation

Groundbreaking Partnership with NJ TRANSIT Anticipated to Allow Joint Ticketing; Port Authority to Contribute Vital Funding for Buses.

Press Release
July 3, 2007
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MTA Issues Response to PTSB Report on Platform Gap

The MTA today issued its response to the Public Transportation Safety Board's (PTSB) report on "Best Practices on Managing the Gap". The MTA concurs with the PTSB's recommendations. The response outlines many of the recommended actions that are already being implemented by Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, as well as additional gap mitigation measures that being planned or studied.

Press Release
July 2, 2007
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MTA Makes Personnel Changes^To Address Multiple Organizational Needs

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced a series of personnel changes designed to strengthen the organization's management team. Three senior New York City Transit (NYCT) officials — Barbara Spencer, Millard "Butch" Seay and Ralph Agritelley — will be leaving NYCT to fill critical leadership roles at other MTA agencies, and will be replaced by talent from within the MTA family.

The personnel moves are as follows, effective immediately:

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