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Press Release
April 12, 2007
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The Train of the Future Now a Museum Piece

Nearly 60 years ago, the New York City Board of Transportation purchased a prototype ten-car subway train for the Second Avenue Subway. The cars boasted a sleek, modernist design clad in stainless steel and employing the latest in rapid transit car technology.

Press Release
April 12, 2007
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Second Avenue Subway History

Proposals to build a north-south subway line along Second Avenue date back to 1929, preceding the demolition of the elevated trains. Several detailed plans were proposed in the following decades.

Early History

Press Release
April 12, 2007
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Second Avenue Subway Line Provides New Opportunities to Conserve Energy

A major benefit of designing and building a completely new subway line, from the roadbed up, lies in the ability of engineers to take advantage of a variety of fresh, new sustainable technologies. Some of these methods can help hold down operating costs and conserve scarce resources while others contribute to customer comfort in the underground environment.

Press Release
April 11, 2007
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Second Ave. Subway Groundbreaking Live on NY1

Historic Event to be Shown on Big Screen at MTA HQ

Tomorrow morning's historic groundbreaking ceremony for the Second Avenue Subway can be seen by all New Yorkers live on NY1, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place in one of the subway tunnels built under Second Ave. in the 1970s but never used. Due to the limited capacity of the tunnel, the MTA arranged for the live broadcast with NY1 and will open its board room at 347 Madison Avenue for members of the public to join MTA staff for a public viewing and celebration.

Press Release
April 10, 2007
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MTA Picks Howard Roberts to Head NYC Transit

West Point Grad Returns to Run City's Subways and Buses

Press Release
March 30, 2007
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MTA Statement

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today reached tentative agreements with unions representing 17 of the 18 classifications of employees at Metro North Railroad. These agreements cover approximately 4200 maintenance, operating, clerical, supervisory and administrative personnel. About 560 Maintenance of Way employees represented by Local 808, Teamsters, have not reached agreement and negotiations with them continue.

Press Release
March 27, 2007
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MTA Statement Re: Attorney General Inquiry

The MTA has carefully reviewed the recent Opinion issued by the Attorney General concerning health benefits of board members of public authorities and is revising its health benefit practices to conform to that Opinion.

Press Release
March 22, 2007
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MTA Police Officers' Quick Response Helped to Save the life of a Sick Passenger on Metro North Railroad
Press Release
March 21, 2007
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MTA Police Partner with Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement to Dramatically Increase Police Presence on Commuter Railroads

MTA boosts train patrols and welcomes partner agencies in unprecedented effort; TSA officers to board trains for first time

Press Release
March 20, 2007
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First Construction Contract Signed for Second Avenue Subway

Work to Begin in April

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the signing of the first contract for construction of the Second Avenue Subway. The contract allows work to begin on construction of the first phase of the subway, which will run from 96th to 63rd streets before connecting to existing train service to provide access to the west side and Brooklyn.

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