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Press Release
October 28, 2002
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MTA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Long Island Bus Natural Gas Bus Program

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow and MTA Long Island Bus President Neil S. Yellin today celebrated the tenth anniversary of the MTA Long Island Bus natural gas program and its success in helping to maintain the quality of Long Island's environment.

Joining them were New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Senator Carl Marcellino, Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli and Robert B. Catell, Chairman and CEO of KeySpan Corporation.

Press Release
October 9, 2002
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MTA Announces Historic Restructuring

Peter S. Kalikow, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, today announced a restructuring of the Authority, designed to further improve services to its customers. The initiative, with the most sweeping changes in the Authority's 37-year history, will result in the merging of various umbrella agencies into five distinct companies under the MTA, each with a single transportation mission.

The restructuring, which will begin immediately and be phased in over a two-year period, will result in the creation of the following companies:

Press Release
September 5, 2002
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Roy Lichtenstein's Times Square Mural Unveiled in New York's Busiest Subway Station

[[Corresponding Gallery Exhibition on view September 5 - October 19]]

As part of the MTA's Arts for Transit Program, MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow and Dorothy Lichtenstein today unveiled a new installation, "Times Square Mural," designed by the artist Roy Lichtenstein as a gift to the people of New York for New York City Transit's Times Square subway station.

Press Release
July 31, 2002
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MTA NYC Transit Awards New Car Contract

MTA NYC Transit has awarded a nearly $1 billion contract to railcar builder Alstom Transportation Inc. for the production of 660 new state-of-the-art subway cars, it was announced today by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Peter S. Kalikow and MTA New York City Transit President Lawrence G. Reuter.

Press Release
June 11, 2002
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MTA agencies score high in customer satisfaction

MTA Long Island Rail Road, MTA Metro-North Railroad, and MTA New York City Transit reached historic highs in overall customer satisfaction in independent random surveys conducted this spring, scoring significantly higher in most categories compared to last year.

Press Release
April 22, 2002
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MTA Celebrates Earth Day

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today kicked-off a host of festivities throughout Grand Central Terminal to celebrate Earth Day. He was joined by Pamela Lippe, Executive Director of Earth Day New York.

Earth Day is an annual event that helps to raise awareness about environmental issues while providing tips for protecting resources at work, at play, and at home.

Press Release
March 8, 2002
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Statement of Katherine N. Lapp, Executive Director NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority

We have received the Appellate Division's decision, issued yesterday, regarding public hearings and the hours of operations for token booths. The court held that the MTA's plan to change the hours of operation of certain part-time token booths could only be effected after solicitation of the views of the public and a vote of the MTA Board.

Press Release
February 28, 2002
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Statement of Peter S. Kalikow Chairman of the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority On the Approval by The Capital Program Review Board of the MTA's New Bond Resolutions

We are very grateful to Governor Pataki and the members of the MTA Capital Program Review Board for their leadership in helping us secure the resources needed to fund our $17.1 billion capital program. Their approval of the restructuring plan we sent them two weeks ago demonstrates the State's continued commitment to our five-year program and to its primary goal of improving the MTA's regional transportation system for our eight million daily customers.

Press Release
February 15, 2002
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MTA Announces Award to Reconstruct 1/9 Subway Lines

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow and MTA New York City Transit President Lawrence Reuter today announced the award of a contract to reconstruct portions of the 1 & 9 subway lines that were destroyed by the terrorist acts of September 11>th>. The 1 & 9 lines serve the west side of lower Manhattan and connect it to critical intermodal facilities such as the Penn Station to the north and the Staten Island Ferry to the south.

Press Release
January 15, 2002
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Katherine N. Lapp named Executive Director of MTA

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today announced Katherine N. Lapp as his choice for Executive Director of the MTA. Ms. Lapp will replace Marc V. Shaw, who resigned to become Deputy Mayor of Operations in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration.

Ms. Lapp will be the first woman to serve as Executive Director since the MTA's creation in 1968. Previously, she served for four years as New York State Director of Criminal Justice and Commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services.

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