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Press Release
November 2, 2007
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MTA Names 3 Executive Officers

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the appointment of three new members of its leadership team. The appointments will allow the MTA to pursue innovative projects while finding cost effective ways to maintain and expand reliable and environmentally friendly service. The new appointees are as follows:

Press Release
November 1, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA Statement On TWU Local 100 Dues Restoration

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) last night served papers opposing Transport Workers Union Local 100's motion before the Kings County Supreme Court for reinstatement of the right to dues deductions directly from member paychecks. This right was forfeited indefinitely on June 1, 2007, as a result of the illegal December 2005 transit strike. MTA is opposing full restoration given the disruption caused by the strike and the union's reluctance to commit to comply with the Taylor Law.

Press Release
October 11, 2007
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MTA Statement on Rail Yards Proposals

The deadline for submitting development proposals for the MTA's Eastern and Western Rail Yards was today at 5:00 p.m. The following bids were received (listed in random order):

1. Extell Development Company
2. Brookfield Properties Developer LLC
3. The Related Companies
4. TS West Side Holding, LLC (A Joint Venture of Tishman Speyer and Morgan Stanley)
5. Hudson Center East LLC and Hudson Center West LLC (A Joint Venture of Vornado Realty Trust and The Durst Organization, Inc.)

All five bidders submitted proposals for both the Eastern and Western Yards.

Press Release
October 9, 2007
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MTA Announces Dates and Locations for Public Hearings on Fare and Toll Changes
Press Release
September 30, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA Begins Improved Security and Emergency Response Training

NYC Transit first of 28,000 MTA front-line employees to be trained to spot suspicious behavior, communicate in a crisis

Press Release
September 24, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA to Expand Public Participation Process

Interactive Public Forum and Webinar Supplement Mandated Fare Hearings

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced plans to expand its dialogue with the public by holding a unique public forum allowing MTA customers to weigh in on proposed fare/toll increases and ideas for the future of the nation's largest transportation network. The forum, which will also include an online component, or webinar, will be held in November as a supplement to the public hearings required on the proposed increases.

Press Release
September 20, 2007
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MTA Takes Action to Improve Storm Performance

Report to Governor Spitzer Identifies Improvements in Operations, Engineering and Communications

Partnerships with City and State Agencies Key to Planning for Future.

Download the Storm Report 2.7MB PDF

Water Diversion Conceptual Designs

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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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:

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