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Press Release
March 6, 2003
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MTA Board Approves Fare And Toll Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board today approved a financial plan by a unanimous vote that closes a projected two-year deficit with a menu of fare and toll increases tempered by additional multi-ride discounts.

After the proposal was passed, MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow said, "While making a decision to raise fares and tolls is never easy, I am proud to say that the plan we approved today, while perhaps imperfect, truly reflects the input we received from our riders and the general public."

Press Release
March 5, 2003
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MTA Chairman Announces Financial Proposal for Board Consideration Tomorrow

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today (Wed.) unveiled the elements of a financial proposal that he will recommend to the full MTA Board at a special meeting being held tomorrow, March 6th at 9:30 at MTA Headquarters, 347 Madison Ave, NY, NY.

Press Release
February 27, 2003
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MTA Announces Expanded Website Services

Peter S. Kalikow, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, today announced the implementation of new website services available to its over eight million daily customers to access monthly operational and financial data for each of its five (5) operating agencies and to contact the agency via electronic mail.

"We are pleased to be able to take advantage of the technology of the 21st Century and make the MTA more customer friendly," Mr. Kalikow said.

Press Release
February 26, 2003
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Compliance with Subpoena

The MTA has fully complied with Comptroller Alan Hevesi's subpoena and furnished all materials requested in the required time period.

Director of Budget Gary Caplan, Director of Finance Kimberley Paparello, and Senior Budget Director Sharon Lubitz have also made themselves available for questions.

Press Release
February 24, 2003
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Advisory on Special Meeting

[[Thursday, March 6, 9:30 A.M.]]

The Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will convene a special meeting. The topics for the special meeting will be to consider proposed options for fare and toll increases, subway station booth closings, and the elimination of the token. In accordance with our established procedures public speakers will be allowed two minutes each. This meeting will take place in the 5th floor Board Room at 347 Madison Avenue.

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.

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