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Press Release
August 28, 2020
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MTA Announces Virtual Community Meetings will be Held Ahead of Critical Track Replacement Work at E Line Terminal in Queens

MTA Will Replace and Install Over a Mile of Track at e Line Terminal in Queens During Time of Historically Low Ridership to Improve Service Reliability Beginning Sept. 19

Virtual ZOOM Presentations Will Discuss Robust Alternate Subway, Bus and Rail Service During e Train Suspension at Two Stations

Press Release
August 21, 2020
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MTA To End Overnight For Hire Vehicle Program

New Bus Routes Will Help Customers Adjust To Program's End


Premium Program To Cease Operations On August 30

Press Release
August 18, 2020
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MTA Announces Front-Door Boarding and Fare Collection to Resume on All Local and SBS Buses Beginning Monday, August 31

MTA Prioritizing Customer, Employee Safety: Front-Door Boarding Adds Up To 40% More Space for Social Distancing 

Employee Safety Top Priority - Innovative Barriers Protect Bus Operators When Riders Board 

White Line at Front on Bus Floor is Moved Back to Create Additional Space for Operator 

 MTA Continues Aggressive Cleaning and Disinfecting Regimen

View Video of Press Conference Here

Press Release
August 17, 2020
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MTA to Perform Critical Track Replacement Work at End of E Line in Queens Next Month

MTA Will Replace and Install Over a Mile of Track at End of E Subway Line in Queens, During Time of Historically Low Ridership to Improve Service Reliability

E Subway Train Service at Two Stations Will be Suspended and Supplemented by Alternate Subway, Bus and Rail Service

Work to Be Completed in Two Phases; First Phase Begins Sept. 19 

Press Release
August 15, 2020
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MTA to Test New Signal Room and Interlocking as Part of Broader Modernization of F Line in Southern Brooklyn

New Infrastructure will Allow Crews to Respond Faster to Disruptions and Improve Reliability


For One Week in Each Direction, F Subway Trains will Operate Express Between 18th Av and Avenue X in Brooklyn

Press Release
August 13, 2020
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Redesigned Staten Island Express Bus Network Sees Faster Trips and Increased Reliability in Two Years Since Launch

 On Second Anniversary of New SIM Network, Data Shows Improvements Across All Service Metrics

Average Bus Speeds Increased Since August 2018 Implementation

Travel Time Drops Between Manhattan and Staten Island During AM and PM Rush

View Video of Press Conference Here

View Photos of Press Conference Here

Press Release
August 12, 2020
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OMNY Contactless Fare Payment System On Track With New Installations

Two-Thirds of Subway System Now Equipped With Contactless Readers


Subway and Bus Rollout Remains On Time and On Budget, Expected To Be Completed By End of Year

Press Release
August 10, 2020
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority Urges Apple to Enable Face ID Technology to Work With Face Coverings

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye today called on Apple Inc. to modify its iPhone Face ID technology to recognize users wearing masks as the transit system – the largest in North America – continues to mandate all customers wear face coverings to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Press Release
August 7, 2020
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PHOTOS and VIDEO: MTA Installs Social Distancing Decals to Help Protect Workforce

With employee and customer health and safety a top priority during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today began installation of social distancing decals that are strategically placed on the sides of trains and inside buses near operator and conductor cabs. The decals will identify to riders where crew members are stationed so that they can remain an appropriate distance from those locations.

Press Release
August 6, 2020
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MTA Officials Announce Opening of New Elevators at Two L Train Stations and Join Accessibility Advocates to Call for Urgently Needed Federal Funding

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