Aaron Donovan

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

MTA, LIRR Contract Talks Set Resume Next Week As L.I. Lawmakers Call On Cuomo To Intervene

The latest round of talks last week ended with no compromise in sight and both sides have blamed the other for the stalemate.

07/02/2014

Police said a suspicious package (pictured) found near the Fairfield station and caused up to two hour delays on Metro-North's New Haven Line turned out to be a school project. (credit: Fairfield Police Department)

Package That Affected Metro-North Trains In Fairfield Was School Project

Fairfield police say the suspicious package that caused delays of up to two hours on Metro-North’s New Haven Line turned out to be a school project.

06/20/2014

Bar car aboard Metro-North New Haven line train (credit: CBS 2)

‘End Of An Era’ As Metro-North’s Bar Cars Make Final Run

The bar cars, which have been in operation on the New Haven line since 1973, were phased out as the railroad switches its fleet over to the new M-8 cars.

05/09/2014

MTA Derailment Video

Feds Blast Metro-North, Call Recent Accidents ‘Unacceptable’

The U.S. Department of Transportation is demanding immediate safety improvements from Metro-North following the deadly train derailment in the Bronx.

12/04/2013

NTSB investigators retrieve a black box event recorder from the derailed Metro North train. (Credit: NTSB)

NTSB Official: Metro-North Train Was Speeding At 82 Mph When It Derailed

The Metro-North train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx was traveling at 82 mph at the time, a federal official said Monday.

12/02/2013

Commuters disembark a Metro-North train at Grand Central Terminal on December 2, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Complex Commute To Continue For Metro-North Hudson Line Riders

The Metro-North Rail Road will continue to provide shuttle buses and direct Hudson Line commuters to subway trains Tuesday, following the derailment in the Bronx that left four people dead.

12/02/2013

Close-up of the damage from the Conn. Metro-North collision. (credit: Fairfield Police)

Conn. Transit Advocate: Metro-North Not Transparent About ‘Slow Orders’

Jim Cameron complains the railroad has not been open and honest about the fact that scheduled routes have increased by anywhere from two to 10 minutes because of track work.

11/26/2013

Passengers board a Long Island Rail Road in Mineola - June 19, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

LIRR: Copper Theft To Blame For Morning Delays, Cancellations

Spokesman Aaron Donovan said the copper theft caused nearly 10 cancellations during the morning rush.

08/23/2013

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line M-8 Rail Car (file / credit: MTA)

Metro-North Track Worker Struck, Killed By Train In West Haven

The accident came less than two weeks after a train derailed in Bridgeport, injuring more than 70 people and disrupting service for days on the railroad used by tens of thousands of commuters north of New York City.

05/28/2013

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line departure board at Grand Central Terminal (credit: CBS 2)

Metro-North’s New Haven Line Back On Schedule After Repairs

Regular train service has returned to Connecticut, five days after a derailment injured scores of commuters and damaged tracks.

05/22/2013

MTA AppQuest

App Developers Hunker Down In Brooklyn To Make Transit Service Better

Hundreds of app developers and other tech whizzes gathered in Brooklyn this weekend for a contest to create apps for transit riders.

05/04/2013

Crews work to replace nearly 3/4 mile of damaged LIRR track on March 21, 2013.(credit: CBS 2)

LIRR Repairs To Damaged Track ‘Enormous Effort’

The LIRR said crews have already replaced 1,600 concrete ties that were damaged when the train derailed Monday at Rego Park, destroying nearly a mile of track.

03/22/2013

Heavy machinery and crews are working to replace nearly 3/4 mile of LIRR track following Monday's derailment. March 21, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

LIRR Derailment Repairs Expected To Be Complete By Monday Morning Commute

Specialized machinery has been working to dig up the nearly 1,600 damaged concrete railroad ties to replace them with fresh ones.

03/21/2013

(credit: CBS 2)

LIRR, Metro-North, NJ TRANSIT Getting Service Back Up After Blizzard

Crews have been clearing snow and getting mass transit back up and running across the Tri-State area after some rail and bus service was halted by the blizzard.

02/09/2013

New York City Subway (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

MTA Subway, Bus Fare Hike Hearing To Go On Despite Nor’easter

As we’ve seen over the past week plus, weather can’t bring New York City to a grinding halt. So, despite the foul weather of a nor’easter, the MTA’s Aaron Donovan says the agency will hold its first fare hike hearing tonight at 5 p.m.

11/07/2012

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