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City Council Approves Skyscraper Near Grand Central In Exchange For Transit Hub Work

Developer SL Green Realty Corp. will invest about $220 million in critical improvements to Grand Central, allowing more trains to run during rush hour on the clogged 4-5-6 lines.

05/28/2015

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Comptroller: New Yorkers Paying ‘Invisible Fare’ Of $130 A Month To Run MTA

Scott Stringer said in addition to the $5.3 billion city residents paid in fares and tolls last year, New Yorkers paid $4.8 billion in taxes, subsidies and direct expenditures to the MTA.

05/27/2015

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

Federal Loan Agreement Reached To Install Safety Technology On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and MTA agreed on a $967 million loan to install Positive Train Control technology.

05/07/2015

An R train travels through Brooklyn. (credit: CBSNY)

Officials: NYC To Boost Funding To MTA

That will mean $125 million a year for five years. There will also be an additional $32 million city match to a federal grant.

05/04/2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel  Malloy. (credit: CBS2)

Malloy: Relationship With MTA Has Improved Since Metro-North Mishaps

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday he believes the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a “more respectful attitude” toward the state in the wake of various crises involving the Metro-North Railroad.

04/24/2015

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Audit: NYC Express Buses Not On Schedule 30 Percent Of The Time

An audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer found express buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority were not on schedule, clocking in either early or late more than 30 percent of the time.

04/23/2015

A man was wounded, and a city bus was damaged, in a shooting in East Harlem on Monday, April 20. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Man Shot, Wounded In East Harlem; Bullet Also Strikes MTA Bus

A man was shot and wounded in East Harlem late Monday afternoon, and a bullet also struck a passing city bus.

04/20/2015

FILE -- Commuters ride a crowded F train. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

MTA: Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

On 29 days during the last four months of the year, the system carried more than 6 million customers on 29 weekdays over the last four months of 2014 — a level not seen since the boom years following World War II.

04/20/2015

Police investigate after an MTA bus ran over a pedestrian in the Bronx on April 18, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

MTA Bus Hits Pedestrian In The Bronx

The incident happened shortly before midnight as the man was crossing 167th Street in the Bronx.

04/19/2015

Construction of a bus stop on First Avenue in Yorkville has been going on for 18 months. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Bus Stop Near Gracie Mansion Has Been Under Construction For 16 Months

On First Avenue in Yorkville – around the corner from the Gracie Mansion where Mayor Bill de Blasio resides – it has taken about a year and a half to build a bus stop, and the process is still not done.

04/15/2015

The sport utility vehicle that was hit by a Metro-North train is removed from the site of the accident on February 4, 2015 in Valhalla, New York. The crash started a fire in the train car that killed seven people, including the driver of the vehicle.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Police Ramp Up Rail-Crossing Citations In Wake Of Recent Train-Vehicle Crashes

Following the Metro-North Railroad crash that killed six people in Valhalla, Metropolitan Transportation Authority police have begun issuing summonses at six times last year’s rate.

03/29/2015

No. 6 train (Credit: TAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA Sees 80 Percent Increase In Subway Trains Delayed By Unruly Passengers

In January, 2,300 trains were delayed due to unruly passengers starting fights, pulling the emergency brake and holding the doors, among other things, the MTA said.

03/26/2015

Commuters at the Bedford Avenue subway station onboard a crowded L Train December 22, 2014. (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Petition: Weekend L Train Shutdowns Will Be Detrimental To Brooklyn Businesses

Some Brooklyn residents have launched a petition calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to cancel plans to shut down the L Train for five weekends in April and May.

03/24/2015

A woman was struck and injured by a bus in Midtown East on Tuesday, March 24. (Credit: CBS2)

Woman Struck By Bus In Midtown East

A woman was struck by a bus late Tuesday afternoon on 57th Street just west of Third Avenue.

03/24/2015

A surveillance video of a woman police say threw coffee at an MTA bus driver on Tuesday, March 17. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Woman Threw Coffee In MTA Bus Driver’s Face On St. Patrick’s Day

Police on Monday were searching for a woman who threw coffee in a city bus driver’s face in the Flatiron District, in the midday hours on St. Patrick’s Day.

03/23/2015

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