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Press Release
November 29, 2005
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Orion Hybrid/Electric Buses Are Key To Cleaner Air And Improved Economy

Demonstrating the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's strong commitment to Hybrid/Electric propulsion technology, MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company have ordered 500 Hybrid/Electric buses from Orion Bus Industries. Once these vehicles are delivered they will boost the number of Hybrid/Electric buses running on New York City streets to more than 800.

Press Release
November 28, 2005
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MTA Statement on Labor Negotiations

Negotiations are proceeding, meetings taking place all the time.
We are confident a settlement will be reached before the contract expiration on December 15. MTA New York City Transit now has more transit workers in the trains and in stations than in the past as a result of additional service the MTA provides to our customers.

Press Release
November 21, 2005
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MTA Statement on TWU Charges


The TWU charges are ludicrous. The MTA proposal to spend the surplus on fare initiatives, service improvements and the $450 million one time payment to pension funds is a carefully calibrated use of a non-recurring surplus. As far as specific proposals in the bargaining, it is simply too early in the process to comment publicly on items currently under discussion.

Press Release
October 7, 2005
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Kevin McConville Named MTA Police Chief

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Peter S. Kalikow announced today the appointment of Kevin McConville as Chief of MTA Police.

Mr. McConville, 48, a 23 year veteran of the MTA Police most recently served as the First Deputy Chief. Prior to that, he served as Captain, Commanding officer of District 6 and 7, Lieutenant and Executive Office of Patrol Division, Sergeant and Detective.

Press Release
August 23, 2005
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MTA Announces A State of the Art Integrated Electronic Security System for NY Transportation Network

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced today it has awarded a $212 million contract to Lockheed Martin for a state of the art Integrated Electronic Security System/Command, Communication and Control to enhance security throughout the New York transportation network.

Press Release
July 22, 2005
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MTA Statement on TWU Press Conference
Press Release
July 13, 2005
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Statement from Peter S. Kalikow on the approval of the MTA's 2005-2009 Capital Plan

"I am very pleased that the Capital Program Review Board has approved the MTA's 2005-2009 Capital Plan. The MTA will now be able to continue the progress it has made in revitalizing the region's transportation network by purchasing vital equipment like new buses and subway and commuter rail cars, maintaining the infrastructure of the system to ensure the safety and reliability of service as well as advancing our ambitious expansion plans.

Press Release
May 16, 2005
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MTA Music Under New York's 18th Annual Live Audition

The MTA Arts for Transit's 18th Annual Music Under New York (MUNY)
Audition is being held today in Grand Central Terminal Vanderbilt Hall.
This year's event presents over 70 musicians who are performing in front
of a live audience in a day-long marathon concerts. MUNY performers act
in over 25 MTA transit locations in New York.

Press Release
May 13, 2005
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Media Advisory


The MTA's 18th Annual Music Under New York (MUNY) Audition is being held Monday May 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Grand Central Terminal Vanderbilt Hall. Over 70 artists will perform live in front of the judges. Access the Terminal at the 42nd Street & Park Avenue entrance. Vanderbilt Hall is also accessible from the Main Concourse of the terminal.

Press Release
March 21, 2005
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Statement On West Side Rail Yard Bids

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that it has received five
bids as final offers for the development rights to the western portion
of the LIRR West Side Rail Yard. Two of the bids were deemed as non-
responsive. The bids were submitted by TransGas Energy System, the New
York Jets, LLC, Cablevision, and the two non- responsive bids were from
Missak Financial Group, and World Network International.

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