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October 1, 2014

Metro-North to replace 3 priority bridges

The design and replacement project is estimated to cost $10 million with the bulk of the funding ($7 million) to be provided by the MTA Capital Program.


July 17, 2014

Long Island Rail Road strike averted, deal reached

Provides the 17% wage increase recommended by the Presidential Emergency Board, and includes the first-ever healthcare contributions from the 5,400 workers that make up the eight unions while protecting commuters and the MTA’s long-term financial stability.


March 21, 2014

N.Y. MTA advances real-time bus info

In the three months since the release of official apps for railroad customers, LIRR Train Time and Metro-North Train Time, approximately 120,000 people have downloaded the apps for iPhone and Android.


January 23, 2014

N.Y. Gov.'s budget increases assistance to transit agency

The budget proposal would provide an additional $420,000 that brings Capital District Transportation Authority’s 2014 funding package to $31.6 million.


September 18, 2013

LIRR, union sign project labor agreement

In addition to reducing costs, the pact includes a “no strike” clause on the covered projects, provides opportunities for minorities and women to enter trade union apprentice programs, and includes non-discrimination provisions in union hiring hall and job placement practices.


June 21, 2013

Prendergast confirmed as N.Y. MTA chairman/CEO

He has served as the MTA interim executive director since January 2013. He replaces Joseph Lhota.


April 16, 2013

Prendergast nominated to lead N.Y. MTA

Has served more than three years as president of MTA New York City Transit and as the MTA interim executive director since Jan. 1, 2013. He replaces Joseph Lhota.


April 10, 2012

N.Y. to conduct more bus safety probes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature are creating a new bus inspection program which will target the operators with the worst safety records with more inspections.


November 14, 2011

Lhota joins N.Y. MTA as executive director

Served as the New York City's deputy mayor, operations, under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, where he oversaw day-to-day management of the city and supervised its agencies. He also served as budget director, where he managed the city's $36 billion operating budget and $45 billion capital budget, cut costs, led agency reorganizations and consolidations and implemented performance-based strategic planning.


July 26, 2011

N.Y. to suspend 8 charter, tour bus companies

Each company failed three or more roadside inspections of buses or drivers in the last six months, according to Gov. Cuomo's administration.


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