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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.

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).

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