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Press Release
August 13, 2013
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Deadline Approaches for App Developers Working with MTA Data

 

App developers with creative ideas for how to make commuting easier have just one week left to submit an app to App Quest 2013 (MTAAppQuest.com) a global apps challenge being jointly organized by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), AT&T, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and ChallengePost.

App submissions are due at 5 p.m. on August 20. Winners will be announced this fall.

Press Release
August 12, 2013
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East Side Access Contract for Manhattan South Structures Awarded

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded the first of three contracts to fabricate and construct the permanent structural concrete lining, interior structures, and fit-out for caverns and tunnels excavated underneath Grand Central Terminal for the East Side Access project.

Press Release
July 31, 2013
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MTA Secures $200 Million of Insurance Protection for Future Sandy-Like Storms

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has secured $200 million of insurance protection that will help pay for future repairs for damage to its infrastructure in the event of a storm featuring destructive storm surges similar to those experienced during Superstorm Sandy. The insurance protection has been funded through the offering of “catastrophe bonds” by MetroCat Re Ltd., a special purpose insurer.

Press Release
July 25, 2013
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MTA Opens Second Avenue Community Information Center

In its continuing effort to work closely with neighbors affected by Second Avenue Subway construction, the MTA today opened the Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (CIC).

Located at 1628 Second Avenue (between E. 84th and E. 85th Streets), the Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center was developed for those who live and work on Second Avenue, as well as the general public, as a one-stop shop to learn about the Second Avenue Subway, its construction and its long history.

Press Release
July 22, 2013
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MTA and NYC EDC Announce Plan to Sell SoHo Parking Lot

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that the MTA intends to relinquish control of the City-owned parking lot at 19 E. Houston Street in SoHo. In return, the MTA will receive $25.825 million for its capital program and a relocation property in the Flatiron District.

Press Release
July 1, 2013
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MTA Service for Fourth of July Holiday

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra railroad service on Wednesday, July 3, to allow customers to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday. On Thursday, July 4, subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, and the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. More details are below.

Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad

Press Release
June 26, 2013
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Susan Kupferman, 1958-2013

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is saddened to announce the death of Susan Kupferman, Senior Advisor to the Chairman, who passed away this morning following a long illness.

Press Release
June 20, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES CONFIRMATION OF TOM PRENDERGAST TO SERVE AS MTA CHAIRMAN AND CEO
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the confirmation of Thomas F. Prendergast to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) by the New York State Senate. Mr. Prendergast served for more than three years as president of MTA New York City Transit, which runs the subway and bus system in New York City, and for six years as the President of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). He has served as the MTA Interim Executive Director since January 1, 2013. He replaces Joseph Lhota.
Press Release
June 13, 2013
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MTA Awards Final Contract to Build Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded a contract for the station finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ancillary buildings and entrances for the 86th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway. The contract, valued at $208,376,000 was awarded to the 86th Street Constructors Joint Venture, a joint venture of Schiavone Construction Co. LLC and John P. Picone, Incorporated. This is the tenth and final contract to be awarded for Phase 1. 

Press Release
June 11, 2013
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MTA Takes Home Three Inaugural APTA Rail Safety & Security Awards

Two MTA agencies, MTA New York City Transit and MTA Long Island Rail Road, walked away last week with three prestigious awards from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).  NYC transit was cited for its innovative, new FASTRACK maintenance program as well as for the work of its EAGLE TEAM to prevent subway cars falling victim to graffiti vandals.  The employees of the Maintenance of Equipment Department of MTA Long Island Rail Road were also awarded the first Rail Safety & Security Excellence Award by APTA at the group’s annual convention in Philadelphia.

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