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Press Release
September 24, 2013
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MTA & AT&T Announce 2013 App Quest Winners

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and AT&T today announced the winners of the 2013 App Quest challenge, a global competition to develop new mobile tools that use real time MTA data to improve commutes for millions of subway, bus and rail riders. MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F.

Press Release
September 20, 2013
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MTA Names Blue Ribbon Panel To Study Rail Safety

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has created a Blue Ribbon Panel of six distinguished railroad and transportation experts to examine the circumstances behind recent safety-related incidents at MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA New York City Transit. The experts will study the causes behind those incidents, examine the agencies’ maintenance and inspection programs, and ensure they promote a culture of safety within the MTA.

Press Release
September 20, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Announces MTA Increases MWBE Underwriters

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has increased the number and percentage of minority- and women-owned firms that will participate in the issuance of MTA bonds, as the Board has approved a large group of firms that will underwrite the bonds used to finance the MTA capital program. The groups approved by the Board include 10 Senior Managers and 22 Co-Manager positions. In addition, the Board approved a large and diverse Selling Group of 18 firms.

Press Release
September 18, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Announces $1.8 Billion Award to Build 676 New LIRR and Metro-North Rail Cars

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has approved a contract with Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. for up to $1.83 billion to design and build the next generation of rail cars for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The MTA expects up to 676 cars will be assembled at Kawasaki’s plant in Yonkers and anticipates up to 1,500 people will be employed in New York State.

Press Release
September 18, 2013
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Carmen Bianco Named President of MTA New York City Transit

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast today announced that following a nationwide search to serve as his permanent successor, he has appointed Carmen Bianco as President of MTA New York City Transit.

Press Release
September 5, 2013
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New Bus Service Coming to Brooklyn and Queens Starting This Weekend

Starting this Sunday and Monday, September 8-9, MTA customers will have new options for travel in Brooklyn and Queens, including a faster way to get to LaGuardia Airport.  This new and extended service was first announced last summer as part of a $29 million investment by the MTA.

Press Release
August 27, 2013
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MTA Provides Service Details for Labor Day Weekend

 

MTA railroads will provide extra service on Friday, August 30, to help customers get a head start on the long holiday weekend. All MTA services will operate on reduced schedules on Labor Day. Details are below.

Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad

Press Release
August 27, 2013
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AT&T and MTA Release 49 New Apps Developed to Improve Commutes and Open Public Voting on Best Transit Tool

 

AT&T and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority today released the 49 new apps designed to help improve commutes for millions of subway, bus and rail riders, and opened public voting for New Yorkers to select their favorite transit tool.

Press Release
August 26, 2013
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LIRR & NYC Transit Are Best Way To Get To Mumford and Sons Concert at Forest Hills Stadium This Wednesday

 

MTA Long Island Rail Road and NYC Transit are the best ways to get to Forest Hills Stadium this Wednesday, August 28 to see the popular English folk-rock band Mumford and Sons in concert.

Press Release
August 24, 2013
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MTA Police and Nassau County Police Arrest Man in Connection with Deadly Assault at Bellmore LIRR Station

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the MTA Police Department and the Nassau County Police Department, through a joint investigation, have arrested a 34-year-old Roosevelt, N.Y., man for his role in an assault at the Bellmore LIRR Station that led to the death of a 49-year-old Freeport man.

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