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Press Release
April 18, 2006
IMMEDIATE
Statement from MTA Spokesman Tom Kelly on TWU Re-Vote

"As always, the MTA remains willing and prepared to discuss any fair alternative solution of the current round of collective bargaining with the union. As we have said repeatedly, voting on the old contract that the membership rejected after PERB moved the bargaining dispute to binding arbitration, is an empty gesture."

Press Release
April 10, 2006
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Statement from MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow on Justice Jones' Ruling

"Justice Theodore Jones' criminal contempt ruling against TWU officials reflects the gravity of the union's decision to knowingly and willfully violate the law."

Press Release
March 15, 2006
IMMEDIATE
Statement from MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow

I believe PERB should have moved this dispute to arbitration immediately after the membership of the TWU rejected the proposed agreement. Nevertheless, MTA has continued to participate in PERB's mediation process. While I am always hopeful a voluntary agreement can be reached, the fact is that two months have already been wasted and the public is entitled to know that an orderly process pursuant to state law is underway. Put simply, this dispute should be sent to arbitration. Period.

Press Release
January 23, 2006
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MTA Names Lewis D. Schiliro Director of Interagency Preparedness

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Executive Director Katherine Lapp today announced the hiring of renowned security expert Lewis D. Schiliro to a new position as Director of Inter-Agency Preparedness. Mr. Schiliro, a twenty-five year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is a former director of the F.B.I's New York field office.

Press Release
January 20, 2006
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Statement From Peter S. Kalikow on TWU Local 100 Contract Rejection

I am disappointed that the TWU Local 100 membership rejected the contract offer reached by the MTA and the union leadership after hundreds of hours of negotiation. That offer addressed the economic needs of our workers while recognizing the significant financial difficulties facing the MTA and its customers in the years to come.

The MTA is amenable to meeting with the union in the coming days. However, in order to ensure a timely resolution of this matter for the sake of all New Yorkers, we will also begin to take the necessary steps to pursue binding arbitration.

Press Release
January 19, 2006
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MTA Expands Its Foreign Language Reach Through Automatic Website Translation Pilot

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a major step to improve communication with its foreign speaking customers by piloting an automatic translator on its website www.mta.info.

Press Release
January 18, 2006
IMMEDIATE
Edward B. Dunn Leaves MTA Board

Edward B. Dunn has announced his resignation as a Board Member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, effective December 31, 2005. Mr. Dunn was appointed to the Board in March of 1999 and has served as Vice Chairman since May of 2003.

Press Release
December 14, 2005
IMMEDIATE
MTA Strike Contingency Plan Information

While it is illegal under New York State law for MTA New York City Transit subway and bus employees to strike, if a strike does occur sometime after 12:01 a.m. this Friday, December 16th, the MTA has developed contingency plans for its railroads to provide service to subway and bus riders. Notable elements of these service plans, available on our website, www.mta.info, are:

Press Release
November 30, 2005
IMMEDIATE
MTA Honors Memory of Rosa Parks

December 1, 2005 marks the 50th anniversary of an act of civil disobedience by Rosa Parks, an African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama and was arrested for her non-violent action.

Press Release
November 29, 2005
IMMEDIATE
Orion Hybrid/Electric Buses Are Key To Cleaner Air And Improved Economy

Demonstrating the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's strong commitment to Hybrid/Electric propulsion technology, MTA New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company have ordered 500 Hybrid/Electric buses from Orion Bus Industries. Once these vehicles are delivered they will boost the number of Hybrid/Electric buses running on New York City streets to more than 800.

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