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Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference at Grand Central Terminal, July 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For Hot Weather Upgrades To Mass Transit Systems

In a press release, New York’s senior senator said last week’s heat wave highlighted the need to strengthen the equipment and make the transit systems more resilient.

07/21/2013

A man relaxes with half his shirt on in Times Square on July 16, 2013. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Heat Taking Its Toll On New Yorkers, Transit On Fifth Day Of Heat Wave

Temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.

07/18/2013

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Thursday Commute Should Be Normal Following Various Mass Transit Delays

Overhead wire problems and track issues caused major headaches for commuters Wednesday evening. Most service issues were resolved by 7 p.m. Trains were expected to be running on schedule for Thursday morning’s commute.

07/17/2013

Frank Lautenberg (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images Entertainment)

Lautenberg To Be Eulogized By Dignitaries, Lie In Repose In Senate

Lautenberg’s casket will arrive at the U.S Capitol on Thursday, where it will lie in repose in the Senate chamber before he is interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.

06/04/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at Hudson Yards - May 30, 2013 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

LaHood Announces Major Investment In Gateway Rail Tunnel Project

An investment of $185 million is coming to help get Amtrak’s Gateway project rolling, a project that is supposed to create a high-speed rail corridor to alleviate the bottleneck between New York and Newark.

05/30/2013

Two Metro-North trains collided in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Officials Want More From Feds On Rail Safety

Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.

05/29/2013

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

Connecticut state investigators examines the scene of a Metro North train collision on May 18, 2013 in Fairfield, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

Metro-North New Haven Service To Be Back By Wednesday Morning

Railroad officials in Connecticut said the morning commute went as well as can be expected following Friday’s train collision that injured 72 people and has shut down service.

05/20/2013

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line train (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Metro-North Service Plans & Tips For New Haven Line Commuters

Here’s a look at what commuters can expect Monday as the work week gets under way and beyond.

05/20/2013

Two Metro-North trains collided in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 17, 2013. (credit: Helen Dodson)

Metro-North Trains Involved In ‘Major Derailment’ In Conn., Dozens Injured

About 700 people were on board the trains when one heading east from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven derailed about 6:10 p.m. just outside Bridgeport, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.

05/17/2013

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

New Amtrak Trains To Hit East Coast Tracks

The new engines will be used on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston and on Keystone Corridor trains that run between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.

05/13/2013

MTA police officers keep watch during the morning commute in Grand Central Terminal on April 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Authorities: Canada Terror Plot Targeted Train To New York

Officials have said the transportation sector, including U.S. railways, remain attractive targets for al-Qaeda.

04/23/2013

Policemen keep watch as all trains towards Boston were cancelled at Pennsylvania Station, in New York, on April, 19, 2013. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Limited Amtrak Service Resumes Between New York And Boston

Transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday morning as the manhunt continued for the second suspect in the marathon bombings.

04/19/2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 (FBI)

Conn. Trains Searched For Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Authorities in Connecticut said they searched trains in Norwalk and Darien for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects but didn’t find anything.

04/19/2013

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (L) and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaking in Kearny, N.J. April 4, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

New Federal Rebuilding Standards Announced In Kearny

Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.

04/04/2013

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