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Press Release
January 29, 2004
IMMEDIATE
Statement From MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow Regarding MTA Board Approval Of Funding Acceleration For Purchase Of New Rail Cars

The MTA's mandate is to provide safe and reliable mass transportation to all our customers in the metropolitan region. Today's Board action is an acceleration of a contract that was scheduled to go into effect next year. In fact a similar acceleration was taken in 1999 on behalf of the City of New York to purchase 112 additional subway cars at a cost of $161 million.

Press Release
January 20, 2004
IMMEDIATE
Transit Riders Benefiting From New Metrocard Insurance

[[More Transit Customers Now Using Discount MetroCard]]

Thousands of New Yorkers have had money on their lost or stolen MetroCards returned to them through the MTA's MetroCard Balance Protection program since its introduction in October 2003. A total of 9,292 balance protection claims have been validated since October including 247 second claim customers. The average value of a credit issued is $40.57.

Press Release
January 9, 2004
IMMEDIATE
MTA Advisory: CityTicket Begins Tomorrow on LIRR And Metro-North

[[Discounted $2.50 Fare Available for All City Weekend Travel]]

Beginning tomorrow the discounted CityTicket fare of $2.50 will be available for Saturday and Sunday travel within the City.

CityTicket gives New Yorkers more choice between subway, bus, or commuter rail lines for weekend travel by providing New Yorkers the option of riding the commuter railroads for a discounted $2.50 one way fare instead of the full off-peak fare.

Press Release
November 26, 2003
IMMEDIATE
MTA Offering More Financial and Service Info on Website

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced a series of improvements to its website that will significantly further its on-going effort to make service and financial information more readily available to customers and the general public.

Press Release
November 13, 2003
IMMEDIATE
MTA Chairman Thanks Congressional Conference Committee For East Side Access And Second Avenue Subway Funding

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today thanked the members of the Congressional Transportation Appropriations Conference Committee for the action they took last evening to earmark $75 million for the East Side Access project and $2 million for the Second Avenue Subway project.

Press Release
November 5, 2003
IMMEDIATE
The MTA and ZAR Realty Released the Following Statement Today Regarding 2 Broadway

The MTA and ZAR Realty Management Corporation and its principal, Tamir Sapir, are pleased to announce that they have reached a settlement of all pending litigation between them relating to the MTA's long-term net lease of the office building owned by ZAR's affiliate 2 Broadway LLC, located at 2 Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

Press Release
November 5, 2003
IMMEDIATE
MTA Launches Campaign Promoting "Transit Tax Benefit"

[[Encourages Businesses, Employees to Take Advantage of Money-Saving Pre-Tax Transit Benefits]]

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today launched a campaign to encourage New York businesses to take advantage of money saving pre-tax transit benefits. The transit benefit program allows employees to set aside up to $100 in pre-tax earnings each month toward the purchase of their MetroCard or commuter railroad pass.

Press Release
November 4, 2003
IMMEDIATE
Advisory

[[WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, AT 11:00 A.M.]]

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow and MTA Executive Director Katherine N. Lapp will join New York business leaders at a news conference on the main concourse in Grand Central Terminal to launch a campaign encouraging use of money saving pre-tax transit benefits.

The transit benefit program allows employees to set aside up to $100 in pre-tax earnings each month toward the purchase of their MetroCard or commuter railroad passes.

Press Release
November 3, 2003
IMMEDIATE
MTA Transit's Legendary Redbirds Make Final Trip

[[40 Year Old Subway Cars Noted For Durability]]

MTA New York City Transit's legendary Redbirds have made their farewell journey. The last 11-car train of Tuscan-red cars operated Monday, November 3rd, on the Flushing Line between Times Square and Willets Point before being permanently retired from service.

Press Release
October 31, 2003
IMMEDIATE
Final Redbird Subway Train Retired From Passenger Service

On Monday, November 3, 2003 the last of the 40-year-old Redbird subway cars will be retired from passenger service. Retirement of the Redbirds from service was made possible through the MTA's 2000-2004 Capital Program investment of $2 billion in high-tech subway cars that are more comfortable and reliable.

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