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Press Release
March 13, 1998
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Neil S. Yellin Named Acting President Of MTA Long Island Bus

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman E. Virgil Conway today announced the appointment of Neil S. Yellin as Acting President of MTA Long Island Bus.

Chairman Conway said, "Neil Yellin brings more than 20 years of public management experience to the job. He has served in several senior positions at LI Bus, most recently as deputy to the previous President for the past five years."

Press Release
February 23, 1998
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Daniel T. Scannell Named Acting President Of MTA Metro-North Railroad

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today announced the appointment of Daniel T. Scannell as acting President of MTA Metro-North Railroad. Mr. Scannell will continue to serve as First Vice Chairman of the MTA Board. He will assume his additional responsibilities on March 5 when Donald N. Nelson retires after 15 years with the railroad as vice president and then president.

Press Release
February 11, 1998
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Donald N. Nelson To Leave As President Of MTA Metro-North Railroad

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today announced that Donald N. Nelson, President of MTA Metro-North Railroad, has resigned from his post effective March 5 and will return to private industry.

Chairman Conway said, "Don laid the foundation on which Metro-North's success was built. By focusing the company's efforts on the basics, such as operating and fiscal performance, and customer service, he took the railroad to a first class service. He will be missed."

Press Release
February 4, 1998
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Bridges & Tunnels Committee Meeting Schedule Change

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that the Bridges & Tunnels Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m. has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m.

Press Release
January 27, 1998
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Two Grand Central Employees Painted Live By New Yorker Magazine Cover Artist
Press Release
January 15, 1998
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Major NY Restauranteurs And Merchants Sign Leases For New Retail And Restaurant Space
Press Release
January 15, 1998
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Helena Williams To Leave As President Of MTA Long Island Bus

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today announced that Helena Williams, President of MTA Long Island Bus, has resigned from her post effective March 1. She will be joining a law practice in Garden City.

Mrs. Williams was appointed to head LI Bus in March 1993, after serving as the agency's chief of staff since 1986. As President, she directed the transition of the agency from diesel buses to a new and modern fleet of natural gas fuel vehicles.

Press Release
December 18, 1997
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MTA Board approves new bus purchase

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today approved the purchase of 350 diesel and 190 compressed natural gas buses to accommodate the increased ridership on both local and express bus routes throughout the city resulting from the new fare policy and the elimination of two-fare zones.

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.

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