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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.

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.

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