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Press Release
July 22, 2005
IMMEDIATE
MTA Statement on TWU Press Conference


While the MTA recognizes the apprehension transit workers share with all New Yorkers in this time of increased vigilance, it is difficult to not view skeptically their union's shameless exploitation of the recent events in London. The facts are simple: 1. All necessary MTA employees are trained in the emergency aspects of their jobs, including evacuation. 2. MTA employees are given instruction regarding suspicious packages and persons. 3. No amount of training or preparation is perfect or 100% effective. 4. The Union is gearing up for their contract negotiations with the MTA.