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Press Release
February 18, 2003
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Advisory on Cancellation of Public Hearing

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow announced that due to inclement weather, tonight's MTA Fare Hearing scheduled to be held at the Bronx County Building has been cancelled. It is being rescheduled for Thursday, February 27th, at the same time and location - 4 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY.

Press Release
January 24, 2003
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Statement By MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow Regarding City Council Comments On MTA Surplus

Councilman Liu simply cannot understand financial statements. He is, in essence, suggesting that the MTA sell its bridges, tunnels, subways, buses and trains, to raise $4.4 billion in cash. But New Yorkers would not have a mass transit system.

The MTA reported a cash surplus of $78 million in 2001, or 1% of its annual $7.2 billion budget. This has been in the record for months.

Press Release
January 23, 2003
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Statement from MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow Regarding TWU Contract Ratification Vote

I'm gratified by the membership's acceptance of the agreement negotiated in the collective bargaining process, which I fully support.

Press Release
January 9, 2003
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Statement From MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow Regarding Retirement Of Kenneth J. Bauer, President of LIRR

Ken has shown time and time again over his 30-year career at the MTA that he is an effective and talented manager. I'm indebted to Ken for making the Long Island Rail Road one of the greatest commuter railroads in the nation during the last three years while he served as its president. His announcement today will give us ample time for an orderly transition. He will be greatly missed.

Press Release
October 29, 2002
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New Headhouse Opens at West 72nd Street

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and MTA New York City Transit today announced the opening of the new West 72nd Street subway station headhouse for the No. 1, 2, 3, and 9 lines, which services more than 31,000 subway riders daily.

The new masonry and glass building, situated on the north side of West 72nd Street adjacent to Verdi Park, is part of a $59 million renovation project at the station.

Press Release
October 28, 2002
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MTA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Long Island Bus Natural Gas Bus Program

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow and MTA Long Island Bus President Neil S. Yellin today celebrated the tenth anniversary of the MTA Long Island Bus natural gas program and its success in helping to maintain the quality of Long Island's environment.

Joining them were New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Senator Carl Marcellino, Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli and Robert B. Catell, Chairman and CEO of KeySpan Corporation.

Press Release
October 9, 2002
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MTA Announces Historic Restructuring

Peter S. Kalikow, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, today announced a restructuring of the Authority, designed to further improve services to its customers. The initiative, with the most sweeping changes in the Authority's 37-year history, will result in the merging of various umbrella agencies into five distinct companies under the MTA, each with a single transportation mission.

The restructuring, which will begin immediately and be phased in over a two-year period, will result in the creation of the following companies:

Press Release
September 5, 2002
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Roy Lichtenstein's Times Square Mural Unveiled in New York's Busiest Subway Station

[[Corresponding Gallery Exhibition on view September 5 - October 19]]

As part of the MTA's Arts for Transit Program, MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow and Dorothy Lichtenstein today unveiled a new installation, "Times Square Mural," designed by the artist Roy Lichtenstein as a gift to the people of New York for New York City Transit's Times Square subway station.

Press Release
July 31, 2002
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MTA NYC Transit Awards New Car Contract

MTA NYC Transit has awarded a nearly $1 billion contract to railcar builder Alstom Transportation Inc. for the production of 660 new state-of-the-art subway cars, it was announced today by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Peter S. Kalikow and MTA New York City Transit President Lawrence G. Reuter.

Press Release
June 11, 2002
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MTA agencies score high in customer satisfaction

MTA Long Island Rail Road, MTA Metro-North Railroad, and MTA New York City Transit reached historic highs in overall customer satisfaction in independent random surveys conducted this spring, scoring significantly higher in most categories compared to last year.

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