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Press Release
August 7, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA Statement on Comptroller Report

We appreciate the Comptroller's work on this matter and his report's acknowledgement of the vital infrastructure funding needs and $6 billion in deficits we face over the next four years. We have proposed a preliminary plan to close these gaps and address the longer term funding needs. Based on his findings, we hope the Comptroller will partner with us in advocating for the appropriation of this critical funding in Albany and at City Hall.

Press Release
July 25, 2007
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MTA Releases 2008-2011 Preliminary Financial Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today released its Preliminary Financial Plan for 2008-2011, which kicks off a five-month period of public discussion about the MTA's finances and budget proposals. This process includes public hearings that will be held throughout the MTA's 5,000-square mile region. A final plan will be considered by the MTA Board in December.

Press Release
July 19, 2007
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MTA Statement Regarding Congestion Pricing Agreement^Elliot G. Sander, Executive Director and CEO

"The MTA is thrilled that an agreement has been reached to advance
congestion pricing, which is critical to funding the long-term needs of
the transportation system. We look forward to working with the City, USDOT
and the commission to pursue the goals of reducing congestion, protecting the
environment and investing in public transportation."

Press Release
July 17, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA's "See Something, Say Something" Campaign Expands to TV

Anti-terrorism program yielded almost 2,000 tips last year, imitated globally.

See Video and Print Ads

Press Release
July 16, 2007
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MTA NYC Transit Adds Bus Service from Staten Island to Hudson Bergen Light Rail, Advances MTA Commitment to Seamless Regional Transportation

Groundbreaking Partnership with NJ TRANSIT Anticipated to Allow Joint Ticketing; Port Authority to Contribute Vital Funding for Buses.

Press Release
July 3, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA Issues Response to PTSB Report on Platform Gap

The MTA today issued its response to the Public Transportation Safety Board's (PTSB) report on "Best Practices on Managing the Gap". The MTA concurs with the PTSB's recommendations. The response outlines many of the recommended actions that are already being implemented by Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, as well as additional gap mitigation measures that being planned or studied.

Press Release
July 2, 2007
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MTA Makes Personnel Changes^To Address Multiple Organizational Needs

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced a series of personnel changes designed to strengthen the organization's management team. Three senior New York City Transit (NYCT) officials — Barbara Spencer, Millard "Butch" Seay and Ralph Agritelley — will be leaving NYCT to fill critical leadership roles at other MTA agencies, and will be replaced by talent from within the MTA family.

The personnel moves are as follows, effective immediately:

Press Release
June 25, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA Begins Live Broadcast of Meetings on Internet

All Meetings Live and Archived with Captioning for Hearing Impaired;
Agency Meets Executive Order Ahead of Schedule.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today began live broadcasting of all of its public meetings on the agency's website, www.mta.info. The broadcasts comply in advance with Governor Spitzer's Executive Order 3, which requires all public agencies to broadcast meetings by July 1. Every meeting is broadcast with closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

Press Release
June 22, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA Police Statement Re: Incident at Garden City

At approximately 12:30 a.m., Friday, June 22, 2007, the Garden City Police Department contacted the MTA Police Department regarding an incident on the Long Island Rail Road right-of-way at South Avenue in Garden City, approximately 1/2 mile from the Garden City station. When MTA PD arrived on the scene, Nassau County EMS personnel were performing CPR on a 16-year-old female who is believed to have come in contact with the electrified third rail at that location. She was transported to Winthrop Hospital and pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m.

Press Release
June 13, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA Music Under New York (MUNY) Announces Winners of 2007 Auditions

21 Acts Will be Added to the Roster

Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Arts for Transit announced today the selections of 21 acts as a result of the Music Under New York (MUNY) 20th annual auditions held on May 15. To preview new MUNY members, three 2007 winners will be performing this morning at the shuttle platform in Grand Central Terminal.

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