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Press Release
December 28, 2007
IMMEDIATE
Plan a Happy New Year! Take MTA NYC Transit Subways

MTA NYC Transit wants to make sure that people have a comfortable ride and don't have to wait too long for trains as they gather to ring in the New Year this December 31st at Times Square. There will also be a New Year's Eve celebration in Prospect Park Brooklyn in the Long Meadow with most people entering through Grand Army Plaza.

Press Release
December 28, 2007
IMMEDIATE
Final Rider Report Card Results Released for N W6Q1 And Franklin Ave. Shuttle S

The N line begins in the Astoria section of northern Queens and heads south through Long Island City. The line turns east to midtown Manhattan and swings south along Broadway. From Canal Street in lower Manhattan, the N heads to Brooklyn via the Manhattan Bridge. Once in Brooklyn, it travels south on Fourth Avenue and along the Sea Beach Line to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue. Riders who took part in MTA New York City Transit's Rider Report Card survey issued an overall grade of C- for the N. N riders turned in a total of 6,384 report cards -- 3,994 by mail and 2,390 via the Internet.

Press Release
December 27, 2007
IMMEDIATE
Service Advisory Weekend Subway Changes Affecting Service On The 67EFGDNRW

Because of capital construction work on the NYC Transit subway system, the following changes will be in place over the weekend. This work is part of NYC Transit's ongoing $10 billion Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining our tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide our customers with safe and reliable service.

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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 31, Manhattan-bound 6 run express from Hunts Point Avenue to 3rd Avenue due to communication equipment between 3rd Avenue and 125th Street.

Press Release
December 20, 2007
IMMEDIATE
Service Advisory Weekend Subway Changes Affecting Service On The 4ACDNRW

Because of capital construction work on the NYC Transit subway system, the following changes will be in place over the weekend. This work is part of NYC Transit's ongoing $10 billion Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining our tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide our customers with safe and reliable service.

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Press Release
December 20, 2007
IMMEDIATE
Access-A-Ride Job Action Over Two-Day Reservations to Begin Tomorrow

A settlement has been reached in the job action between the drivers for four of our 14 service providers. A vote to ratify the contract was held today (Wednesday, December 19th) and the striking members of ATU Local 1181 voted to accept the contract offer. Beginning tomorrow (Thursday, December 20th) reservations will be taken one-to-two days in advance and customers may book trips with a guest. We apologize for any inconvenience our Access-A-Ride customers may have experienced during this job action.

Press Release
December 18, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA NYC Transit's Statement on Subway and Bus Riders' Bill of Rights

Responding to the needs of subway and bus riders throughout the city, MTA New York City Transit has budgeted nearly $70 million for enhancements in the areas of quality, safety and security. Additionally, NYC Transit has received approval to begin working towards implementation next year of 32 separate proposals for new and increased services, with an annual value of $46 million. We hope that city and state legislators will help secure additional funding so that we can make further improvements to the system.

Press Release
December 14, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA NYC Transit Prepares For Winter Weather

Whenever there is a forecast of cold and snowy weather, MTA New York City Transit is put on a foul weather footing, with the agency fine tuning the winter plan, and deploying employees and machines in order to keep subway and bus service operating as close to normal as possible.

Additionally, NYC Transit has created a cold weather service poster explaining how subway service may be affected in the event of a winter storm (see PDF attachment).

Press Release
December 13, 2007
IMMEDIATE
Service Advisory Weekend Subway Changes Affecting Service On The 4DRW

Because of capital construction work on the NYC Transit subway system, the following changes will be in place over the weekend. This work is part of NYC Transit's ongoing $10 billion Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining our tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide our customers with safe and reliable service.

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From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16, Bronx-bound 4 trains run express from 149th Street to Burnside Avenue due to cable work north of 149th Street station.

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Press Release
December 12, 2007
IMMEDIATE
NYC Transit Update On Access-A-Ride Job Action

Today, MTA New York City Transit's Paratransit providers were able to accept reservations for approximately 75% of the trips requested on a normal Wednesday. While a normal Wednesday sees in excess of 19,000 trips, today Access-A-Ride booked 14,461 trips.

Press Release
December 10, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA New York City Transit to Run Special Vintage Buses in December

Don't worry, they accept MetroCards!

Bus customers using the M34, M42 and M50 crosstown routes will have the opportunity to take a ride back in time this month when MTA New York City Transit places into service a fleet of vintage New York City Transit buses for the holiday season. Everything will be original except the MetroCard fare boxes.

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