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Press Release
December 17, 1997
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Collector Metrocards

The views of the tree at Rockefeller Center grace the collector side of a special edition MetroCard, issued by MTA New York City Transit and sponsored by RiteAid Stores.

Press Release
December 12, 1997
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Orange And Rockland County Commuters: Sign Up And Save With MTA's New Joint Ticket

Beginning January 1998, MTA Metro-North Railroad customers on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines who sign up for a combination monthly rail ticket/MetroCard through the mail will reap the benefits of a reduced fare. The combination ticket puts both the rail ticket and the MetroCard conveniently on one ticket. Customers can receive the MetroCard portion of their ticket with $30, $60, or no value encoded on it. Up to $80 in value can be encoded subsequently if needed at a subway station booth.

Press Release
December 8, 1997
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Statement By E. Virgil Conway On Governor George E. Pataki'S Fare Reduction Program

Governor George E. Pataki's historic initiative is great news for the New York transit riders and for our whole region. I will be delighted to present his proposal to the entire MTA Board where I am certain it will be approved and implemented. This is truly an exciting time for the MTA and the New York region. In the last year, we have seen the first big steps in the Governor's vision for mass transit with the complete installation of the MetroCard system and the elimination of the two-fare zone.

Press Release
September 10, 1997
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MTA Music Under New York Hosts Annual Folk & Blues Festival

Music Under New York will hold its 8th Annual Folk & Blues Festival on Thursday and Friday, September 11th and 12th. The festival, which will celebrate American music, is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit program. The festival will be held at Grand Central Terminal on Thursday, September 11th, and at the 34th Street/6th Avenue subway station on Friday, September 12th.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
(Folk)

Press Release
August 29, 1997
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Public Hearing Announced For Proposed Decrease For MTA Commuter Railroad Fares

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold a public hearing on plans to decrease MTA Metro-North and MTA Long Island Rail Road fares up to an average of 9.1% for customers who buy the joint monthly commutation pass and MetroCard through the mail. In January 1998, this fare package will also provide commuter railroad customers with 44 MetroCard rides for the price of 40.

To solicit customer comments on this proposal, a public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, September 4 at 5 p.m. at MTA Headquarters, 347 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor Board Room.

Press Release
June 24, 1997
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MetroCard Gold Means One Fare To Summer Fun for New Yorkers Starting July 4
Press Release
June 19, 1997
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MTA Installs Art In Grand Army Plaza Station

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit held an opening ceremony for the installation of artwork in the Grand Army Plaza subway station in Brooklyn on the 2/3 line on Thursday, June 19th.

Press Release
May 5, 1997
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Daybook Advisory

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1997 Ð 6:45 A.M.

E. Virgil Conway, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, along with the business and community leaders from seven states will be available to the press prior to departing for Washington, D.C. and a rally in support of reauthorization of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA).

The group will travel by a specially scheduled eight car train which will be comprised of cars from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York.

Press Release
May 2, 1997
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Istea Train To Washington

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a coalition of New York State transit professionals, advocates, public officials, and construction industry representatives will join Governor George E. Pataki in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 6, to promote public transit as a critical element in the reauthorization of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA). ISTEA is the bill that provides federal funding for highways and transit programs.

Press Release
May 1, 1997
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MTA Announces Coliseum Short List

E. Virgil Conway, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, today announced the selection of five development proposals for the next round of consideration in the sale of the New York Coliseum. Chairman Conway said, "We were very impressed by the quality of the development teams and the creative ways in which they complied with the required design guidelines. The proposals selected for the short list represent the most complete response to the overall goals and criteria outlined in the Request for Proposals."

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