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Governor Cuomo Announces Veronique Hakim Will Serve as Interim Executive Director of the MTA

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced has that Veronique Hakim will serve as the interim Executive Director of the MTA while a seven-person committee conducts a nationwide search for a permanent Chair and Chief Executive Officer. Hakim is a lifelong transportation professional who has spent more than 24 years at the MTA, including serving as President of New York City Transit since December 2015. MTA Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer will serve as Acting Chairman during the search for a permanent replacement.

MTA Board Approves Lowest Fare Increases Since 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to approve the lowest fare increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule for regular increases. The plan increased fares over the next two years by 4 percent – or less than 2 percent annually and less than the rate of inflation. The MTA was able to hold the necessary increases below inflation as a result of the agency’s continued discipline in keeping costs down. The new fares, which take effect March 19, will allow the MTA to continue to provide safe and reliable service.

MTA Board Approves Lowest Fare Increases Since 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to approve the lowest fare increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule for regular increases. The plan increased fares over the next two years by 4 percent – or less than 2 percent annually and less than the rate of inflation. The MTA was able to hold the necessary increases below inflation as a result of the agency’s continued discipline in keeping costs down. The new fares, which take effect March 19, will allow the MTA to continue to provide safe and reliable service.

MTA Board Approves Lowest Toll Increase Since 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to approve the lowest toll increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule for regular increases. The plan increased tolls over the next two years by 4 percent – or less than 2 percent annually and less than the rate of inflation. The MTA was able to hold the necessary increases below inflation as a result of the agency’s continued discipline in keeping costs down. The new tolls take effect March 19.

MTA Board Keeps Base Fare Flat; Approves Lowest Fare, Toll Increases Since 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to keep the base fare flat for another two years in approving the lowest fare and toll increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule for regular increases.

MTA Board Keeps Base Fare Flat; Approves Lowest Fare, Toll Increases Since 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to keep the base fare flat for another two years in approving the lowest fare and toll increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule for regular increases.

MTA Expands Sleep Apnea Program Systemwide; Becomes First Public Transportation Agency to Offer Specialized Screening, Treatment for the Disorder

The MTA is expanding sleep apnea screening and treatment that began in 2015 with Metro-North Railroad train engineers to Metro-North's conductors, Long Island Rail Road train engineers and conductors, New York City Transit subway train operators and conductors, and bus operators for New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company, becoming the first public transportation agency to systematically screen employees for obstructive sleep apnea and offer priority, specialized treatment to employees. The program will expand to nearly 20,000 employees.

Metro-North Railroad Breaks Ridership Record

Metro-North Railroad is seeing record ridership numbers with approximately 86.5 million customers in 2016, the highest ridership in the railroad's history, surpassing the previous record of 86.3 million, set last year. Metro-North’s total ridership has more than doubled since the railroad was founded in 1983.

LIRR Breaks Modern Ridership Record

The Long Island Rail Road is seeing record ridership numbers, carrying 89.3 million customers in 2016, a 1.9% increase over last year and the highest ridership since 1949. The LIRR’s growth continues recent trends in which the LIRR has registered a 1.97% average growth per year over the past 5 years. The railroad’s ridership has grown 10.2% over five years, from 81.0 million in 2011.

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