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Press Release
May 23, 2000
IMMEDIATE
The MTA's Interagency Coordination Committee meeting.

The MTA's Interagency Coordination Committee will
hold a meeting May 23, 9 AM, to gain Board approval for the MTA
and its affiliates/subsidiaries to add to the panel of outside
counsel and investigators.

At MTA Headquarters, 347 Madison Avenue, 5th floor
Boardroom.

Press Release
May 3, 2000
IMMEDIATE
Kenneth Bauer named Acting President of the MTA Long Island Rail Road

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today named Kenneth Bauer as
acting President of the MTA Long Island Rail Road, effective
Friday, May 5. Mr. Bauer replaces Thomas Prendergast, who announced
his resignation in March to accept a position in the private
sector as Chief Executive Officer for the London Infrastructure
Consortium (LINC).

Press Release
March 29, 2000
IMMEDIATE
MTA Police arrest three for burglary

The MTA Police announced today the arrest of three
Long Island residents charged with multiple burglaries in Nassau
and Suffolk Counties.

Lesly Pratt, 20, and Steven Atiles, 19, of Massapequa,
and Daniel Breslaw, 35, of North Amityville, were stopped by the
Amityville Police Department for a traffic violation and found
in possession of burglars' tools.

Press Release
March 28, 2000
IMMEDIATE
Thomas F. Prendergast to leave as President of MTA Long Island Rail Road

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway announced today the resignation
of Thomas F. Prendergast as President of the MTA Long Island Rail
Road. Mr. Prendergast will be leaving May 1 for a position in
the private sector as Chief Executive Officer for the London Infrastructure
Consortium (LINC).

Press Release
January 10, 2000
IMMEDIATE
Three youths arrested for interfering with train service

The MTA Police today announced the arrest of two Long Island teenagers on Friday, January 7, 2000, for placing debris on the tracks of the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Babylon branch.

Press Release
October 18, 1999
IMMEDIATE
New Franklin Avenue Shuttle Makes Early Debut

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman E. Virgil Conway and MTA New York City Transit President Lawrence G. Reuter were joined by elected officials and community leaders in the dedication and reopening of the completely rebuilt Franklin Avenue Shuttle in central Brooklyn three months ahead of schedule.

Press Release
October 18, 1999
IMMEDIATE
MTA Chairman Unveils "Bronxville Eagle" at Grand Central Terminal

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today unveiled a 1.5-ton cast iron bald eagle that now adorns the new entrance to Grand Central Terminal. Joining him were Laurie Hawkes and Paul Grand Pre, the couple who donated the eagle to the MTA after discovering the sculpture in the yard of their Bronxville home.

The eagle, which was one of 12 that had perched atop the original Grand Central Terminal 1898, was removed in 1910. It ultimately came to rest on the grounds of collectors Ms. Hawkes' and Mr. Grand Pre's Westchester home.

Press Release
September 21, 1999
IMMEDIATE
MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway's Statement on Metro-North Service Following Tropical Storm Floyd

"Yesterday Metro-North Railroad customers enjoyed their first day of full service following the disruptions caused by Tropical Storm Floyd last Thursday. As we predicted on Friday, we were able to fulfill our promise of returning full service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines by Monday morning's rush hour. And again today, we had a good morning commute. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our Metro-North employees who worked tirelessly over the past few days, and Governor George E. Pataki, who provided us the additional resources of the National Guard.

Press Release
August 12, 1999
IMMEDIATE
Use Mass Transit to See the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama's public talk in Central Park on Sunday is expected to draw thousands, and the MTA recommends using public transportation to get to the event.

The closest subways are the No. 6 to 96th Street and Lexington Avenue, the C to 96th Street and Central Park West, or the Nos. 1, 2, or 3 to 96th Street and Broadway. For subway and bus travel information, call (718) 330-1234.

For MTA Metro-North Railroad travel information within New York City, call (212) 532-4900, and from all other areas call (800) METRO-INFO.

Press Release
July 13, 1999
IMMEDIATE
Talking Kiosk Unveiled at Penn Station

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today led the unveiling ceremony marking the installation of Penn Station's new "Talking Kiosk." Joining him were MTA Long Island Rail Road President Tom Prendergast and Jane Crotty, Director of Community Relations and Economic Development for Baruch College.

Designed for easy use and offering way-finding information to help a blind or visually impaired traveler navigate the station, the kiosk will be permanently installed in the LIRR terminal at Penn Station.

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