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Press Release
September 11, 2015
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Statement From MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast

“Last night, a subway train derailed in Brooklyn when it came in contact with a deteriorated section of bench wall next to the track. MTA New York City Transit’s Office of System Safety is investigating the root cause of why the wall reached into the path of the train and any contributing factors, and will publicly release those findings once it reaches a conclusion.

Press Release
September 10, 2015
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Governor Cuomo Announces Additional Transit Service for Pope Francis' Visit to New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced there will be an increased number of trains and buses to support the expected amount of travelers during Pope Francis' visit to New York later this month. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Port Authority will add extra service and will have additional crew on hand to coincide with the papal events.

Press Release
September 9, 2015
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MTA Is Your Best Bet to Reach the Fall Races at Belmont Park

With American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown victory a recent memory, this is a great time to catch the train or the bus to Belmont Park for this fall’s horse racing season. The Long Island Rail Road is adding two round trips to Belmont Park on all racing days, and the MTA is extending two Queens bus routes to Belmont Park. Both bus routes connect to the New York City Subway at stations in Jamaica.

Long Island Rail Road Service to Belmont Park

Press Release
September 1, 2015
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MTA Provides Service Details for Labor Day Weekend

To help you get a jump start on the long Labor Day weekend, MTA railroads will provide extra service on Friday, September 4. All MTA services will operate on reduced schedules on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Details are below.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

Press Release
August 31, 2015
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Grant Will Help Prepare MTA’s Next Generation of Workers

The future is looking brighter for young people hoping to embark on a career with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). That’s because the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the MTA a $739,605 grant to work with the Transportation Diversity Council to establish the Workforce Investment Now – New York program. The grants are provided through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The program will focus on preparing high school students at the Bronx Design and Construction Academy (BDCA) in Melrose for careers in transportation, design and construction.

Press Release
July 28, 2015
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MTA Chairman Urges Mayor To Invest In Capital Program

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast today sent the following letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio:

July 28, 2015

Dear Mayor de Blasio:

I am writing in response to your comments regarding the appropriate level of City support for MTA capital needs.

Press Release
July 23, 2015
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MTA Chairman Suggests Resolution For Capital Program Funding

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast today sent the following letter to New York State Budget Director Mary Beth Labate and New York City First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris:

Dear Director Labate and First Deputy Mayor Shorris:

Press Release
July 23, 2015
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RUSH TRANSCRIPT: Governor Cuomo Responds to Letter from MTA Chairman Prendergast Regarding MTA Capital Plan

This evening, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called in to NY1 to respond to a letter from MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast regarding the MTA’s Capital Plan. A rush transcript of that NY1 interview is available below:

QUESTION: Tom Prendergast sent a letter detailing how the city and state can better meet the MTA’s multi-billion dollar funding needs. Governor, how do you respond to that letter and can you walk us through what the MTA is looking for now?

Press Release
July 22, 2015
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MTA Financial Plan Generates New Capital Program Funding

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that its July 2015 Financial Plan will generate up to $2.4 billion worth of new funding for the 2015-19 Capital Program, thanks to unanticipated revenues, greater cost savings and more efficient operations.

This self-funded investment allows the MTA to reduce the $14 billion funding gap in the $32 billion Capital Program, which outlines the next five years’ worth of vital investments to renew, enhance and expand the MTA network.

Press Release
July 9, 2015
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MTA Is Your Best Way to Get to the US Women’s Soccer Ticker-Tape Parade

New York City will hold a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team to celebrate their World Cup victory last Sunday, and the MTA's network of railroads, subways and buses will be the best way to get there. The parade will start in front of the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, near Broadway and Battery Pl. traveling north on Broadway to Worth Street, then to Lafayette Street, and concluding with ceremonies at City Hall at about 1 p.m.

New York City Subway

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