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Press Release
June 21, 1999
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MTA Receives Award from Municipal Arts Society

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today accepted the Municipal Art Society's prestigious Certificate of Merit, which annually recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and events that have made New York a more livable city, at a ceremony at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island.

The MTA was chosen for its revolutionary MetroCard fare collection system, and for its Subway Design Team, whose contributions have made vast aesthetic improvements to subway stations.

Press Release
June 10, 1999
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{{American Glamorama:}} Liza Lou Beads Grand Central

Using millions of brightly colored, shiny glass beads, Vanderbilt Hall will be transformed this summer into a perfect replica of suburban utopia when Liza Lou's "Back Yard" is installed by MTA Arts for Transit in its inaugural exhibition at the newly renovated Grand Central Terminal.

Press Release
May 20, 1999
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Peter A. Cannito Appointed President of MTA Metro-North Railroad

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today announced the appointment of Peter A. Cannito, a 25-year transportation veteran, as President of MTA Metro-North Railroad.

Mr. Cannito most recently served as Vice President, Rail & Transit Programs at Raytheon Infrastructure Inc. from 1997 until present. Before joining Raytheon, he worked as an independent consultant performing project management services for ADTRANZ in the development of the Florida High Speed Rail Project, and in a technical advisory role to Arthur Andersen, LLP, on various studies for the Panama Canal Commission.

Press Release
March 1, 1999
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Mary Mahon Named General Counsel of MTA

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today announced the appointment of Mary Jennings Mahon as Deputy Executive Director/General Counsel and Secretary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

She replaces Michael Vaccari, who left to join a private law practice. Chairman Conway said, "It is with great pleasure that I welcome Mary Mahon into her new role at the MTA. We are very fortunate to have someone with her broad experience at both the MTA and in City matters filling this position."

Press Release
February 19, 1999
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James D. O'Donnell Named Chief of MTA Police

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today announced the appointment of James D. O'Donnell as Chief of the MTA Police.

Chief O'Donnell has an extensive background with the New York State Police, where served as Lieutenant-Colonel/Assistant Deputy Superintendent. He brings to the MTA more than 23 years of expertise in both investigations and security, including 18 years of management and administrative experience.

Press Release
January 20, 1999
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Metrocard Vending Machine Unveiled for Field Testing

MTA New York City Transit President Lawrence G. Reuter today unveiled the MetroCard Vending Machine (MVM) that will undergo customer field testing at two Manhattan subway stations starting next Monday.

Press Release
November 13, 1998
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Public Meetings for La Guardia Airport access

MTA New York City Transit will hold two open meetings regarding an engineering study of subway access to La Guardia Airport. The purpose of the meeting is to update customers and the general public on the progress of the study's evaluation of route alternatives, to discuss plans for preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement, and to hear public comments.

Press Release
October 22, 1998
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MTA adds extra service for Yankee victory parade

E. Virgil Conway, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, today announced that extra subway, bus, and rail service will be provided tomorrow to accommodate the Yankee fans who will be attending the City's victory parade in lower Manhattan.

Press Release
September 17, 1998
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MTA announces subway and bus service increases

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway today announced that $50 million will be dedicated to bus and subway service increases to accommodate growing ridership over the next year that is anticipated from the introduction of MetroCard fare discounts. This plan, combined with other recent additions will amount to more than $110 million annually of additional service.

The funding will support the addition of bus and subway service to meet ridership growth as needed and will result in bringing mass transit service to its highest level in decades.

Press Release
August 17, 1998
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Public meeting for La Guardia Airport access

MTA New York City Transit will hold an open meeting regarding an engineering study of subway access to La Guardia Airport. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the study to customers and the general public and to hear their comments.

This engineering study is being carried out as part of a cooperative partnership formed by the MTA, the State of New York, the Queens Borough President's Office, the City of New York, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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