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Press Release
February 17, 2021
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THIS IS THE FINAL RELEASE ON THIS WEBSITE. PLEASE VISIT NEW.MTA.INFO/PRESS-RELEASE

As part of our effort to migrate to a new website, press releases from the MTA will now be posted at https://new.mta.info/press-release and will no longer be posted on this website.

Press Release
February 17, 2021
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MTA Announces All-Agency Preparations Ahead of Winter Storm

Customers Urged to Avoid Non-Essential Travel with Winter Storm Watch in Effect Thursday Morning Into Friday Morning

All Local Buses to be Fitted with Chains, Speed Restriction in Effect on MTA Bridges

Press Release
February 16, 2021
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TRANSCRIPT: MTA Chairman Foye Appears Live on 1010 WINS

MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye appeared live today on 1010 WINS with Brigitte Quinn to discuss the phased reopening of subways overnight and the MTA's call for 1,000 additional NYPD officers to patrol transit. 

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Press Release
February 16, 2021
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MTA Seeking Companies Interested in Creating Subway Accessibility at Three Stations on 14th Street

MTA Construction & Development today announced it is seeking qualified design-build teams to bring accessibility to a complex of three interconnected stations on 14th Street in Manhattan: the 6 Av l, 14 St fm and 14 St 1

Press Release
February 14, 2021
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MTA Chairman Foye and NYC Transit Interim President Feinberg to Mayor De Blasio: 1,000 Additional NYPD Needed to Keep the Subways Safe

MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye and NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg today sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea asking for an additional 1,000 NYPD Officers to be deployed into the subway and bus system. This request is in addition to the surge of 500 police announced by the NYPD on Saturday.

The full text of the letter appears below.

Dear Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Shea:

Press Release
February 11, 2021
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Presidents’ Day

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today offered details about service for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15.

New York City Subways and Buses

Press Release
February 8, 2021
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MTA Announces Board Meeting to Be Held on Feb. 18

One-Day Meeting to Be Conducted Via Video Conference with Livestream Available to the Public

Will Combine Regular Monthly Board Meeting with Committee Meetings

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will hold a one-day, joint monthly meeting of the MTA Board and the Board’s committees on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m.

Press Release
February 7, 2021
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Photos: MTA Operating in Winter Snowstorm Without Weather-Related Service Changes

View Photos of Subway and Bus Operations in Winter Snowstorm

Metropolitan Transportation Authority trains and buses operated throughout a mid-day snowstorm on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, without any significant weather-related service changes. No significant weather-related delays were being reported as snowfall began to subside in the mid-afternoon.

Press Release
February 6, 2021
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MTA Announces Agency-Wide Preparations Ahead of Winter Storm

Customers Urged to Avoid Non-Essential Travel with Winter Storm Warning in Effect for New York City, Long Island and Connecticut

Regular Sunday Schedules in Effect

35-MPH Speed Restriction in Place on all MTA Bridges and Pedestrian Walkways will be Closed Beginning Saturday Night

All Local Buses to Be Fitted with Tire Chains, Articulated Buses Will Be Replaced With Standard Buses Sunday

Press Release
February 4, 2021
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MTA Leads National Coalition of Transit Agencies Calling on Congress to Deliver $39.3 Billion in Federal Relief for Mass Transit

Diverse Coalition Includes Systems Across 22 States Including Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida

National Coalition Letter: “Without additional federal resources, our agencies could be forced to implement drastic cuts to service, make unthinkable layoffs and/or delay or cancel critical capital projects."

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