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Governor Cuomo Announces 75 State-of-the-Art MTA Buses Hit the Streets in Queens | by governorandrewcuomo
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Governor Cuomo Announces 75 State-of-the-Art MTA Buses Hit the Streets in Queens

May 17, 2016--New York City --Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by MTA Chairman Tom Pendergast, today announced the arrival of the first of 75 new buses that are being deployed into service this year as part of a concentrated effort to address overcrowding and modernize the MTA. In March, the Governor announced the addition of 2,042 buses, equipped with Wi-Fi and USB charging ports, to the MTA fleet over the next five years, replacing 40 percent of the current fleet. At an event at the Michael J. Quill Bus Depot in Manhattan, the Governor also announced the success of a field test for MTA eTix, a free app that will allow Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere on their mobile devices, instead of using paper tickets. The LIRR and Metro-North expect to launch the first phase of the MTA eTix app’s rollout on select lines in June, and the app will be available to all railroad customers by the end of 2016. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

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