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Press Release
February 7, 2005
MTA Emergency Evacuation Videos Now Available On the Web

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has posted special easy-to-
understand videos on its website to provide its customers with important
information on subway and train evacuation in the event of an emergency.

"The safety of our customers is our number one priority," said MTA Chairman
Peter S. Kalikow. "We want our riders to be aware of the safety procedures
that will help to ensure a safe ride throughout the metropolitan region."

Riders can view the 3-5 minute evacuation procedure videos by logging
on to, clicking on the
"Customer Safety Information" icon on the bottom of the screen, or by
going to MTA New York City Transit; MTA Long Island Rail Road, or; MTA
Metro North Railroad homepages, and clicking on the "Customer Safety -
Evacuation Video" icon. The videos offer a customer-friendly video and
audio explanation about how best to react to an emergency and how to evacuate
a train or subway car if it becomes necessary.

The videos were produced at the suggestion of the Straphangers' Campaign
as an additional way to communicate the messages included in the MTA's
recent "On Board Train Emergency and Evacuation Instructions" brochure
and ad campaign.

William Morange, Director of MTA Security said, "We are using every means
available to educate our customers about the best way to safely ride MTA
services. These videos bring the message right into homes or offices in
an easily understandable format."

The videos' availability will be highlighted to all MTA customers over
the next few weeks through a series of subway ads and railroad seat drops.

For more information, customers can log on to our website at