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Press Release
May 7, 2007
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Kalikow to Step Down as MTA Chairman

Oversaw Dramatic Increases in Transit Ridership And First System Expansion in Decades

Peter S. Kalikow, the Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority who set forth and pursued an ambitious public transportation agenda during his tenure, today announced plans to resign his post upon the nomination and confirmation of a successor chair.

Press Release
May 4, 2007
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MTA Statement re: Litigation

The MTA is proud of the diversity of its police department, which provides law enforcement services for Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, Staten Island Railway and Long Island Bus, protecting the passengers, infrastructure and facilities of those agencies. We are completely committed to a workplace free of any kind of discrimination or harassment. We will thoroughly review the legal documents when we receive them and respond as appropriate.

Press Release
April 24, 2007
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Update on Metro-North Labor Relations

Metro-North and its employee unions made further progress this week toward reaching work agreements:

Press Release
April 19, 2007
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New Photo Exhibits: The 1950's at Grand Central Terminal and Scenes of Color in Brooklyn

MTA Arts for Transit program announced today the installation of two lightbox photography exhibits, one at Grand Central Terminal and the other at the Atlantic Avenue Station in Brooklyn. The exhibits depict two visions of New York's way of life in a different time and place. One of the exhibits premieres black and white photographs observing people at GCT in the early 1950's and the second captures lyrical scenes from the borough of Brooklyn.

Press Release
April 18, 2007
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MTA Promotes Public Transportation as the Pollution Solution for Earth Day

Executive Director Lee Sander to Address EarthFair Friday Outside Grand Central Terminal

Press Release
April 12, 2007
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Second Avenue Subway Breaks Ground

First Major Subway Expansion in 50 Years Becomes Reality

Press Release
April 12, 2007
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Second Avenue Subway Construction Set to Get Underway

The MTA Capital Construction Company is poised to take on the enormous challenge of building a new subway line under Manhattan's Second Avenue. The project will take full advantage of the latest, most technologically-advanced construction techniques and employ the most sophisticated equipment available. This project, however, will be performed with as little disruption as possible to the surrounding area.

Press Release
April 12, 2007
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The Train of the Future Now a Museum Piece

Nearly 60 years ago, the New York City Board of Transportation purchased a prototype ten-car subway train for the Second Avenue Subway. The cars boasted a sleek, modernist design clad in stainless steel and employing the latest in rapid transit car technology.

Press Release
April 12, 2007
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Second Avenue Subway History

Proposals to build a north-south subway line along Second Avenue date back to 1929, preceding the demolition of the elevated trains. Several detailed plans were proposed in the following decades.

Early History

Press Release
April 12, 2007
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Second Avenue Subway Line Provides New Opportunities to Conserve Energy

A major benefit of designing and building a completely new subway line, from the roadbed up, lies in the ability of engineers to take advantage of a variety of fresh, new sustainable technologies. Some of these methods can help hold down operating costs and conserve scarce resources while others contribute to customer comfort in the underground environment.

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