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Press Release
March 8, 2002
IMMEDIATE
Statement of Katherine N. Lapp, Executive Director NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority

We have received the Appellate Division's decision, issued yesterday, regarding public hearings and the hours of operations for token booths. The court held that the MTA's plan to change the hours of operation of certain part-time token booths could only be effected after solicitation of the views of the public and a vote of the MTA Board.

Press Release
February 28, 2002
IMMEDIATE
Statement of Peter S. Kalikow Chairman of the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority On the Approval by The Capital Program Review Board of the MTA's New Bond Resolutions

We are very grateful to Governor Pataki and the members of the MTA Capital Program Review Board for their leadership in helping us secure the resources needed to fund our $17.1 billion capital program. Their approval of the restructuring plan we sent them two weeks ago demonstrates the State's continued commitment to our five-year program and to its primary goal of improving the MTA's regional transportation system for our eight million daily customers.

Press Release
February 15, 2002
IMMEDIATE
MTA Announces Award to Reconstruct 1/9 Subway Lines

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow and MTA New York City Transit President Lawrence Reuter today announced the award of a contract to reconstruct portions of the 1 & 9 subway lines that were destroyed by the terrorist acts of September 11>th>. The 1 & 9 lines serve the west side of lower Manhattan and connect it to critical intermodal facilities such as the Penn Station to the north and the Staten Island Ferry to the south.

Press Release
January 15, 2002
IMMEDIATE
Katherine N. Lapp named Executive Director of MTA

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today announced Katherine N. Lapp as his choice for Executive Director of the MTA. Ms. Lapp will replace Marc V. Shaw, who resigned to become Deputy Mayor of Operations in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration.

Ms. Lapp will be the first woman to serve as Executive Director since the MTA's creation in 1968. Previously, she served for four years as New York State Director of Criminal Justice and Commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Press Release
November 20, 2001
IMMEDIATE
Louis Anemone named Director of MTA Security

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today announced the appointment of Louis R. Anemone as MTA Deputy Executive Director and Director of Security, a new position.

Mr. Anemone is a 34-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, serving in every uniformed rank from police officer trainee until his retirement in 1999 as Chief of the Department. He currently serves as Deputy Director of Governor George E. Pataki's Office of Public Security.

Press Release
November 9, 2001
IMMEDIATE
MTA Adds Bus Service To Battery Park City

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today announced additional bus service to Battery Park City that will begin on Monday, November 12, adjusting three bus routes that serve lower Manhattan in order to provide critical surface transportation to southern Battery Park City.

Mr. Kalikow said, "The need to restore transit service to the people of Battery Park has been a major priority of Governor George Pataki and the MTA since the events of September 11th. We are pleased to restore as much service as possible, as soon as possible, to this important downtown area."

Press Release
November 7, 2001
IMMEDIATE
Times Square Subway Mural Unveiled

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Arts for Transit program today announced the unveiling of a new installation designed by the artist Jacob Lawrence at the Times Square subway station.

Press Release
November 6, 2001
IMMEDIATE
MTA Announces New Name for Website

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today announced a new address for the MTA's website: www.mta.info.

Chairman Kalikow proposed renaming the site earlier this fall in order to simplify the current www.mta.nyc.ny.us, address which was long and difficult to remember. The domain name ".info" has recently been created to supplement the more familiar domains of .com, .org, and .net.

Press Release
September 14, 2001
IMMEDIATE
Advisory regarding cancellation of MTA police physical fitness screening test scheduled for Saturday, September 15, at 8:00 a.m. at York College

The MTA Police Department Physical Fitness Screening Test scheduled for Saturday, September 15, at 8:00 a.m. at York College has been canceled. All those invited to attend will be notified when a new date has been scheduled.

Press Release
June 4, 2001
IMMEDIATE
Advisory regarding federal funding proposals for capital projects for the remainder of 2001 and 2002.

[[Wednesday, June 6, 4:30 PM]]

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold a public hearing regarding federal funding proposals for capital projects for the remainder of 2001 and 2002 at MTA Headquarters Board Room, 5th floor, 347 Madison Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets. Registration to speak closes at 6 p.m.

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