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Press Release
March 17, 2020
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MTA Announces Virtual Board Meeting to Be Held on March 25

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it will hold a one-day, virtual joint monthly meeting of the MTA Board and the Board’s committees on Wednesday, March 25, at 10 a.m.

Press Release
March 13, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on NY1’s “Mornings on 1” to Discuss MTA Response to COVID-19

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye appeared live by phone on NY1’s “Mornings on 1” with Pat Kiernan to discuss the MTA’s update to agency-wide sanitizing protocols as it redoubles safety precautions in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ridership numbers, and assurance of continued safe service in the MTA system.

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Press Release
March 13, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye Appears on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” to Discuss MTA Response to COVID-19

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye appeared on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” to discuss the MTA’s update to agency-wide sanitizing protocols as it redoubles safety precautions in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and ridership numbers and rumors that the subway system will shut down.

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Press Release
March 12, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman and CEO Pat Foye Appears on 1010 WINS to Discuss MTA Response to COVID-19

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye today appeared on 1010 WINS to discuss the MTA’s response to the novel coronavirus, including efforts across New York City Transit, MTA Bus, Access-A-Ride, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North to significantly increase the frequency and intensity of sanitizing procedures at stations and on its full fleet of rolling stock.

Listen to the interview here.

Press Release
March 11, 2020
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MTA Doubles Station Sanitizing Efforts Across New York City Transit, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

MTA Disinfecting Stations Twice Daily, Deploys Enhanced Disinfecting Procedures at Metro-North’s New Rochelle Station and Continues Disinfecting Rolling Stock Daily With Full Fleet Completed Every 72 Hours or Less

Video Disinfecting Subway and Stations Here; Video of Bus Disinfection Here; Photos Here

Press Release
March 3, 2020
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Delivers Agency-Wide Update on Precautionary Measures Against Coronavirus

MTA Deploys Public Service Announcements in Subway System and on Buses – Listen Here

MTA Working Around the Clock with CDC, DOH, and other Government Agencies to Monitor and Respond 

Photos of Overnight Station Cleaning are Available Here

Press Release
March 2, 2020
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MTA Issues Agency-Wide Update on Precautionary Measures Against Coronavirus
Press Release
March 2, 2020
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MTA Announces OMNY Coming to All Manhattan Local Buses & More Subway Stations in 4 Boroughs This Month as System Surpasses 10 Million Taps

Activation Slated for More Than 600 Buses Serving More Than 30 Routes 
Second Borough-Wide Bus Activation Since Staten Island Last May 
Project Remains on Time and On Budget

Press Release
February 27, 2020
IMMEDIATE
MTA Issues Update on Precautions Against Coronavirus

Health Guidance Messaging Deployed Across 3,000 Digital Screens on NYC Subway, 2,000 Screens on Buses and 550 Screens on Commuter Railroads 

Photos Available Here 

Press Release
February 27, 2020
IMMEDIATE
MTA Announces 2020-24 Capital Program Projects Scheduled for Award in 2020

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) President of Construction & Development Janno Lieber today named some of the core projects that will be awarded in 2020 as part of the historic $54.8 billion 2020-2024 Capital Program recently adopted by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and other state leaders. Projects address critical Capital Program priorities such as accessibility, modern resignaling work and system expansion.

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