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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).

Press Release
January 3, 2007
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MTA New York City Transit President Lawrence G. Reuter Announces Resignation

Lawrence G. Reuter, president of MTA New York City Transit since 1996, announced his resignation today.

Press Release
December 15, 2006
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Statement by MTA Director of Labor Relation Gary J. Dellaverson

The MTA is very pleased with this Award and commends Arbitrator Nicolau on his extraordinary efforts. Reaching a consensus Award is a testament to his remarkable skill. Further this Award reinforces the fairness of the Taylor Law's peaceful dispute resolution process and proves that last year's illegal transit strike was utterly unnecessary.

Press Release
December 14, 2006
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Statement by MTA Executive Director Katherine N. Lapp

With yesterday's passage of the 2007 Budget by the MTA Board, I have decided that the time is right to tender my resignation from the MTA. For the last five years, I have had the great fortune of being part of the most remarkable transportation system in the country. During that time, we have overcome enormous hurdles, and I am proud to say that we are safer, more secure, more reliable and serving more customers than we have in many decades. And with this most recent budget and its billion dollar surplus, the MTA is well positioned to address the significant obstacles that lie ahead.

Press Release
September 20, 2006
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Statement by MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today announced his opposition to service reductions or fare increases for MTA subways, buses and commuter rails in 2007. Referring to incredible ridership gains on the MTA systems, Kalikow stated, "Ridership growth and service enhancements on MTA systems, particularly the subways and buses, has been nothing short of astounding. In the last decade alone, we have seen ridership on the subways and buses increase over 582 million, from 1.064 billion in 1995 to 2.186 billion in 2005.

Press Release
September 13, 2006
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MTA Re-Launches Emergency Evacuation Information Campaign

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced today that it is distributing more than 750,000 updated copies of emergency evacuation information brochures to subway and commuter railroad riders.

The ongoing campaign, originally launched on New York City Transit (NYCT), Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North Railroad (MNR) in 2004, has been expanded and is being reissued to coincide with National Preparedness Month.

Press Release
August 23, 2006
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MTA Straphangers/Commuters Vote With Their Feet (and Metrocards)

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today offered statistical evidence to show that, over the past eleven years, the MTA's ridership increases have far outpaced the region's population growth. Chairman Kalikow attributed the impressive ridership growth to the improvements made at the authority as well as the introduction of MetroCard discounts.

Press Release
August 9, 2006
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MTA Long Island Rail Road President James J. Dermody to Retire September 1st

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Peter S. Kalikow announced today the retirement of MTA Long Island Rail Road President James J. Dermody.

Mr. Dermody, a 48-year employee of MTA Long Island Rail Road, will retire effective September 1, 2006.

In announcing the retirement, Chairman Kalikow said, "Jim Dermody has been an exceptional president who has made terrific progress in bringing newer equipment, enhanced customer communication, and better on-time performance for LIRR riders. His will be very big shoes to fill."

Press Release
June 12, 2006
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MTA Launches New Homepage Design

The MTA today introduced a newly designed homepage in a continuing effort to make its website more customer friendly. The new homepage features an easier-to-read two-column format. Customers will find the information they need faster with color-coded categories for important news, numbers, programs, and regional transit. In addition, the MTA homepage will feature photography showcasing the transportation network and interesting facts about the system and travel-related topics.

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