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Press Release
February 19, 1999
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James D. O'Donnell Named Chief of MTA Police

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today announced the appointment of James D. O'Donnell as Chief of the MTA Police.

Chief O'Donnell has an extensive background with the New York State Police, where served as Lieutenant-Colonel/Assistant Deputy Superintendent. He brings to the MTA more than 23 years of expertise in both investigations and security, including 18 years of management and administrative experience.

Press Release
January 20, 1999
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Metrocard Vending Machine Unveiled for Field Testing

MTA New York City Transit President Lawrence G. Reuter today unveiled the MetroCard Vending Machine (MVM) that will undergo customer field testing at two Manhattan subway stations starting next Monday.

Press Release
November 13, 1998
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Public Meetings for La Guardia Airport access

MTA New York City Transit will hold two open meetings regarding an engineering study of subway access to La Guardia Airport. The purpose of the meeting is to update customers and the general public on the progress of the study's evaluation of route alternatives, to discuss plans for preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement, and to hear public comments.

Press Release
October 22, 1998
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MTA adds extra service for Yankee victory parade

E. Virgil Conway, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, today announced that extra subway, bus, and rail service will be provided tomorrow to accommodate the Yankee fans who will be attending the City's victory parade in lower Manhattan.

Press Release
September 17, 1998
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MTA announces subway and bus service increases

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today announced that $50 million will be dedicated to bus and subway service increases to accommodate growing ridership over the next year that is anticipated from the introduction of MetroCard fare discounts. This plan, combined with other recent additions will amount to more than $110 million annually of additional service.

The funding will support the addition of bus and subway service to meet ridership growth as needed and will result in bringing mass transit service to its highest level in decades.

Press Release
August 17, 1998
IMMEDIATE
Public meeting for La Guardia Airport access

MTA New York City Transit will hold an open meeting regarding an engineering study of subway access to La Guardia Airport. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the study to customers and the general public and to hear their comments.

This engineering study is being carried out as part of a cooperative partnership formed by the MTA, the State of New York, the Queens Borough President's Office, the City of New York, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Press Release
June 25, 1998
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Bicyclists Benefit From New Joint Train Permit

MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad recently made it easier for customers to transport their bicycles outside New York City by issuing joint bicycle permits that will be honored by both railroads.

Press Release
June 19, 1998
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Public Hearing For Proposed Railroad Fare Changes

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold a public hearing on a proposal by the State of Connecticut to reduce fares on the MTA Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line for travel between Bridgeport Station and stations west of Bridgeport, including Grand Central Terminal and 125th Street.

If approved, fares will decrease by an average of 5 to 10 percent on commutation fares and up to 50 cents for one-way fares, for trips within Connecticut and between Bridgeport and New York State stations. The changes would go into effect on or about August 29.

Press Release
June 16, 1998
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MTA Installs Three New Lightbox Projects

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has recently installed the work of three New York City photographers as part of the MTA Arts for Transit Lightbox Project.

The Lightbox Project features changing photography exhibits in approximately 3' x 5' backlit display panels in heavily trafficked, highly visible locations throughout the MTA system.

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway said, "The Lightbox Project gives us an opportunity to enhance the commuting environment and expose our customers to new aspects of the City while showcasing local talent."

Press Release
June 15, 1998
IMMEDIATE
Public Meetings Announced For Lower Manhattan Access Study

The Federal Transit Administration and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will hold four public meetings to receive comments and suggestions on the proposed scope of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Lower Manhattan Access Alternatives Major Investment Study (MIS).

The DEIS and the MIS are being prepared in accordance with federal requirements and will investigate how access to Lower Manhattan, the area south of Worth Street, can be improved and evaluate the impact of such improvements.

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