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Press Release
March 15, 2004
IMMEDIATE
MTA's CityTicket Sales Top 100,000

[[Thousands of City Residents Using Discounted Fare on LIRR and Metro-North]]

More than 100,000 CityTickets have been sold since the MTA's discount fare program for weekend travel was launched on January 10. The CityTicket fare of $2.50 is available for Saturday and Sunday travel within the City on LIRR and Metro-North.

"We are very pleased that CityTicket has been such an enormous success at this early stage," said MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow. "Taking the LIRR or Metro-North Railroad are great ways to get around the City."

Press Release
February 27, 2004
IMMEDIATE
Statement By MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow^ Regarding Capital Plan Amendment

I am distressed by the Assembly's veto of the MTA's Capital Plan amendment. It is particularly disturbing that this veto was issued without explanation after extensive briefings and information were provided over the last month. It is unfortunate that despite our efforts critical capital needs, which would allow us to enhance our transportation system, cannot be advanced.

Press Release
February 24, 2004
IMMEDIATE
MTA Police Arrest Man For MetroCard Theft

A 27 year old Bronx resident, James Barzola, was arrested Monday for stealing over $35,000 worth of MetroCards form the Long Island Rail Road.

Barzola, an employee of Cap-Tech Inc., a company contracted by the LIRR to provide maintenance on automated ticket machines located at LIRR stations, was charged with four counts of grand larceny and four counts of possession of stolen property.

Press Release
February 20, 2004
IMMEDIATE
Expanded Subway Service Starts Sunday

[[Four-Track Manhattan Bridge Service Returns Bringing Route Changes, Increased Service]]

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg and elected officials Friday morning for an inaugural run of MTA New York City Transit's expanded Manhattan Bridge subway service. Beginning Sunday, for the first time in nearly 20 years, almost 600,000 daily subway customers will be able to take advantage of four-track train service across the Manhattan Bridge.

Press Release
January 29, 2004
IMMEDIATE
Statement From MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow Regarding MTA Board Approval Of Funding Acceleration For Purchase Of New Rail Cars

The MTA's mandate is to provide safe and reliable mass transportation to all our customers in the metropolitan region. Today's Board action is an acceleration of a contract that was scheduled to go into effect next year. In fact a similar acceleration was taken in 1999 on behalf of the City of New York to purchase 112 additional subway cars at a cost of $161 million.

Press Release
January 20, 2004
IMMEDIATE
Transit Riders Benefiting From New Metrocard Insurance

[[More Transit Customers Now Using Discount MetroCard]]

Thousands of New Yorkers have had money on their lost or stolen MetroCards returned to them through the MTA's MetroCard Balance Protection program since its introduction in October 2003. A total of 9,292 balance protection claims have been validated since October including 247 second claim customers. The average value of a credit issued is $40.57.

Press Release
January 9, 2004
IMMEDIATE
MTA Advisory: CityTicket Begins Tomorrow on LIRR And Metro-North

[[Discounted $2.50 Fare Available for All City Weekend Travel]]

Beginning tomorrow the discounted CityTicket fare of $2.50 will be available for Saturday and Sunday travel within the City.

CityTicket gives New Yorkers more choice between subway, bus, or commuter rail lines for weekend travel by providing New Yorkers the option of riding the commuter railroads for a discounted $2.50 one way fare instead of the full off-peak fare.

Press Release
November 26, 2003
IMMEDIATE
MTA Offering More Financial and Service Info on Website

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced a series of improvements to its website that will significantly further its on-going effort to make service and financial information more readily available to customers and the general public.

Press Release
November 13, 2003
IMMEDIATE
MTA Chairman Thanks Congressional Conference Committee For East Side Access And Second Avenue Subway Funding

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today thanked the members of the Congressional Transportation Appropriations Conference Committee for the action they took last evening to earmark $75 million for the East Side Access project and $2 million for the Second Avenue Subway project.

Press Release
November 5, 2003
IMMEDIATE
The MTA and ZAR Realty Released the Following Statement Today Regarding 2 Broadway

The MTA and ZAR Realty Management Corporation and its principal, Tamir Sapir, are pleased to announce that they have reached a settlement of all pending litigation between them relating to the MTA's long-term net lease of the office building owned by ZAR's affiliate 2 Broadway LLC, located at 2 Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

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