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Press Release
March 20, 2007
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MTA, NYPD, TWU Local 100 Announce $22,000 Joint Reward for Capture and Conviction of James Plocica's Killer

NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York Police Department (NYPD), and Transport Workers Union Local 100 (TWU) today announced a joint $22,000 reward for the capture and conviction of the murderer of transit worker James Plocica. Plocica, an MTA employee and member of TWU Local 100, was gunned down in the early hours of Sunday, March 11, while returning from his job.

Press Release
March 11, 2007
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MTA Police Use DNA Evidence to Apprehend Sexual Assault Suspect

46-Year-Old Bridgeport Man in Custody for 2002 Attack at Bridgeport Metro-North Station

Press Release
March 6, 2007
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MTA Public Art Blooms Throughout The Bronx

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that more than a dozen station rehabilitation projects in the Bronx include the installation of permanent art at elevated stations along the 2, 4, and 5 lines under the Arts for Transit Program. The artwork blossoming throughout the Bronx consists of faceted glass panels on platforms, mezzanines and stairways where light pours through. The result is projects that reflect the neighborhood's local imagery and cultures.

Press Release
March 1, 2007
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MTA NYC Transit to Suspend Work on No. 7 Line Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Full weekend service for holiday revelers the latest in a series of initiatives
to limit impacts of vital construction designed to improve service for Queens riders

Press Release
February 5, 2007
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MTA Board Approved Free Transfer Between Westchester County Bee Lines Bus Service and New York City Transit Subway, Buses and Railway Starting in April

During its January 31 meeting, the MTA Board approved a tariff change establishing reciprocal free transfers between Westchester County Bee-Line Bus Service (Westchester Bus) and New York City Transit buses, subways and Staten Island Railway. Westchester Bus will also use the Automated Fare Collection system and will begin accepting MetroCard for fare payment beginning on April 1, 2007.

Press Release
January 27, 2007
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Governor Eliot Spitzer, MTA Executive Director Elliot Sander, Congressman Anthony Weiner and Councilman Eric Gioia Announce Steps to Address Safety and Security Fencing on MTA Railroads

MTA Executive Director and CEO, Elliot G. Sander, joined Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn) and New York City Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens) today to unveil an aggressive strategy to improve the safety and security of the MTA's two railroads' rights-of-way (ROW).

Press Release
January 3, 2007
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MTA New York City Transit President Lawrence G. Reuter Announces Resignation

Lawrence G. Reuter, president of MTA New York City Transit since 1996, announced his resignation today.

Press Release
December 15, 2006
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Statement by MTA Director of Labor Relation Gary J. Dellaverson

The MTA is very pleased with this Award and commends Arbitrator Nicolau on his extraordinary efforts. Reaching a consensus Award is a testament to his remarkable skill. Further this Award reinforces the fairness of the Taylor Law's peaceful dispute resolution process and proves that last year's illegal transit strike was utterly unnecessary.

Press Release
December 14, 2006
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Statement by MTA Executive Director Katherine N. Lapp

With yesterday's passage of the 2007 Budget by the MTA Board, I have decided that the time is right to tender my resignation from the MTA. For the last five years, I have had the great fortune of being part of the most remarkable transportation system in the country. During that time, we have overcome enormous hurdles, and I am proud to say that we are safer, more secure, more reliable and serving more customers than we have in many decades. And with this most recent budget and its billion dollar surplus, the MTA is well positioned to address the significant obstacles that lie ahead.

Press Release
September 20, 2006
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Statement by MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today announced his opposition to service reductions or fare increases for MTA subways, buses and commuter rails in 2007. Referring to incredible ridership gains on the MTA systems, Kalikow stated, "Ridership growth and service enhancements on MTA systems, particularly the subways and buses, has been nothing short of astounding. In the last decade alone, we have seen ridership on the subways and buses increase over 582 million, from 1.064 billion in 1995 to 2.186 billion in 2005.

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