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Cuomo: Strike Averted As Deal Reached Between MTA, LIRR Unions

There was handshaking and back-patting all around on Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped broker a deal between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions to avoid a potentially crippling strike.

07/17/2014

MTA head Thomas Prendergast arrives for contract talks with LIRR unions on July 16, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

MTA, LIRR Unions End Another Day Of Talks 4 Days Before Potential Strike

With a Long Island Rail Road strike potentially set to start on Sunday, the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority returned to the bargaining table Wednesday and talked for several hours without reaching a deal.

07/16/2014

MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast meets with members of the New York Congressional delegation on July 9, 2014 about a potential Long Island Rail Road strike. (credit: MTA/Twitter)

Congress Will Not Intervene In Contract Dispute To Prevent LIRR Strike

Lawmakers said they have no plans to get involved with the contract dispute and urged the MTA and the unions to return to the bargaining table.

07/09/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

MTA, LIRR Union Contract Talks Stall As Potential Strike Date Nears

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast will travel to Washington on Wednesday to ask Congress what its intentions are if an agreement is not reached by the July 20 deadline.

07/08/2014

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

Contract Talks Between MTA, LIRR Unions End With No Compromise

Commuters are bracing for the worst after the latest round of contract talks between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road union workers ended with no compromise in sight.

06/27/2014

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: MTA Security Upgrade Delayed Until 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s post-Sept. 11 system-wide security upgrades will take until 2017, nine years longer, partly because of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

06/11/2014

Crews work to re-rail an F train that derailed on Friday, May 2, 2014. 
(credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin/Flickr)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Rail That Failed At Subway Derailment Site Was Installed Elsewhere

Metropolitan Transportation Authority investigators have been zeroing in on a recently-installed rail as the cause of a derailment on the F Train last week, and have been trying to determine whether other rails have the same defects.

05/05/2014

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

LIRR Workers Delay Possible Strike, Fresh Negotiations Coming

The March 21 strike threat is on hold until July 20 as union members and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority agree to more talks with a federal arbitrator in Washington.

02/21/2014

Rescue workers are seen at the wreckage of a commuter train that derailed on Dec 1, 2013 in the Bronx. (Photo TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA Adds Undercover ‘Spotters’ After Derailment

The stepped-up effort comes two weeks after a deadly Metro-North train derailment.

12/13/2013

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Work Halted At 2nd Avenue Subway Site As Blast Investigation Under Way

Human error is being looked at as a possible cause of an underground explosion that rocked the Upper East Side Tuesday.

08/22/2012

Workers at the scene of a blast on 72nd Avenue and 2nd Avenue following a blast gone awry on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Blasting Goes Awry Along 2nd Avenue Subway; Buildings, Sidewalk Damaged

Blasting along Manhattan’s still-under-construction 2nd Avenue subway line caused some damage Tuesday afternoon.

08/21/2012

Cars making their way inbound on the George Washington Bridge (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Stringer Proposes Reviving NYC Commuter Tax

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants the New York State Legislature to revive the long-dead New York City commuter tax, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported Tuesday.

04/17/2012