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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.

Press Release
December 8, 1997
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Statement By E. Virgil Conway On Governor George E. Pataki'S Fare Reduction Program

Governor George E. Pataki's historic initiative is great news for the New York transit riders and for our whole region. I will be delighted to present his proposal to the entire MTA Board where I am certain it will be approved and implemented. This is truly an exciting time for the MTA and the New York region. In the last year, we have seen the first big steps in the Governor's vision for mass transit with the complete installation of the MetroCard system and the elimination of the two-fare zone.

Press Release
September 10, 1997
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MTA Music Under New York Hosts Annual Folk & Blues Festival

Music Under New York will hold its 8th Annual Folk & Blues Festival on Thursday and Friday, September 11th and 12th. The festival, which will celebrate American music, is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit program. The festival will be held at Grand Central Terminal on Thursday, September 11th, and at the 34th Street/6th Avenue subway station on Friday, September 12th.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
(Folk)

Press Release
August 29, 1997
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Public Hearing Announced For Proposed Decrease For MTA Commuter Railroad Fares

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold a public hearing on plans to decrease MTA Metro-North and MTA Long Island Rail Road fares up to an average of 9.1% for customers who buy the joint monthly commutation pass and MetroCard through the mail. In January 1998, this fare package will also provide commuter railroad customers with 44 MetroCard rides for the price of 40.

To solicit customer comments on this proposal, a public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, September 4 at 5 p.m. at MTA Headquarters, 347 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor Board Room.

Press Release
June 24, 1997
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MetroCard Gold Means One Fare To Summer Fun for New Yorkers Starting July 4

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