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Press Release
May 22, 2007
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Massive Tunnel Boring Machine Arrives

$10 Million, 200 Ton Equipment Will Dig Tunnel to Provide LIRR Access to Grand Central

The MTA's East Side Access project - which brings Long Island Rail Road trains into Grand Central Terminal - reached another milestone on Saturday when a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its journey from Italy and arrived on U.S. shores. East Side Access is a $6.3 billion project that will provide access to Grand Central Terminal for Long Island Rail Road commuters. When complete in 2013, East Side Access will serve approximately 160,000 customers a day.

Press Release
May 16, 2007
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MTA Recognizes Officers for Their Outstanding Work

Awards Ceremony Presents Medals for Commendable Acts

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police held its 9th Annual Awards Ceremony today to recognize the outstanding work of the MTA police in a variety of acts during 2006. Almost 70 members of the force received medals for their extraordinary heroism while in the performance of duty.

Press Release
May 15, 2007
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MTA Music Under New York Celebrates the 20th Annual Audition in Grand Central Terminal

More Than 70 Artists Will perform in Front of a Live Audience

Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Arts for Transit announced today the celebration of its 20th Annual Audition of Music Under New York (MUNY) in Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall. This year, more than 70 musicians will perform to be part of a program that for more than two decades has brought the unique experience of New York's musical and cultural diversity into the MTA's transit system.

Press Release
May 11, 2007
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MTA Wins Award From NY State Ethics Commission

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced today that the New York State Ethics Commission awarded the 7th annual Theodore Roosevelt Ethics Award to the MTA in recognition of its outstanding commitment to ethics in State government.

Press Release
May 7, 2007
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Kalikow to Step Down as MTA Chairman

Oversaw Dramatic Increases in Transit Ridership And First System Expansion in Decades

Peter S. Kalikow, the Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority who set forth and pursued an ambitious public transportation agenda during his tenure, today announced plans to resign his post upon the nomination and confirmation of a successor chair.

Press Release
May 4, 2007
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MTA Statement re: Litigation

The MTA is proud of the diversity of its police department, which provides law enforcement services for Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, Staten Island Railway and Long Island Bus, protecting the passengers, infrastructure and facilities of those agencies. We are completely committed to a workplace free of any kind of discrimination or harassment. We will thoroughly review the legal documents when we receive them and respond as appropriate.

Press Release
April 24, 2007
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Update on Metro-North Labor Relations

Metro-North and its employee unions made further progress this week toward reaching work agreements:

Press Release
April 19, 2007
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New Photo Exhibits: The 1950's at Grand Central Terminal and Scenes of Color in Brooklyn

MTA Arts for Transit program announced today the installation of two lightbox photography exhibits, one at Grand Central Terminal and the other at the Atlantic Avenue Station in Brooklyn. The exhibits depict two visions of New York's way of life in a different time and place. One of the exhibits premieres black and white photographs observing people at GCT in the early 1950's and the second captures lyrical scenes from the borough of Brooklyn.

Press Release
April 18, 2007
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MTA Promotes Public Transportation as the Pollution Solution for Earth Day

Executive Director Lee Sander to Address EarthFair Friday Outside Grand Central Terminal

Press Release
April 12, 2007
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Second Avenue Subway Breaks Ground

First Major Subway Expansion in 50 Years Becomes Reality

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