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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

Amtrak train at Penn Station - New York, NY - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Amtrak Service Resumes After Day-Long Service Disruption

Service was emporarily suspended for most of the day Sunday due to an early morning freight train derailment near New Haven, Connecticut.

03/17/2013

Amtrak Train (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Amtrak)

Amtrak Service Between New York And Boston To Return To Normal

Service had been suspended since Saturday afternoon in and around Boston because the blizzard dumped a couple feet of snow in the area.

02/11/2013

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Mass Transit Largely Back On Track Following Blizzard

Ticket cross-honoring remains in effect systemwide for NJ TRANSIT.

02/10/2013

Amtrak Train (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Amtrak)

Amtrak’s New York To Boston Service Resumes

Service had been suspended Saturday afternoon because on the huge amounts of snow dumped in the Boston area.

02/10/2013

(credit: CBS 2)

Grand Central Terminal Forced To Close; Blizzard Makes A Mess For Mass Transit

Transit agencies across the Tri-State area are responding to the powerful winter storm which is causing disruptions.

02/08/2013

Snow falls at the Westport, Conn. Metro-North Railroad station - Feb. 8, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Thousands In Conn. Without Power; Motor Vehicle Travel Ban In Effect

More than 23,000 customers were left without power in Connecticut Friday night after snowstorm winds picked up.

02/08/2013

Long Island Rail Road Train (file / credit: LIRR)

Transit Authorities Advise Of Possible Storm-Related Service Changes

The approaching nor’easter that is poised to deal a potentially paralyzing blow to the Tri-State Area has local transit authorities making some changes and preparing their customers for the worst-case scenarios.

02/07/2013

NJ Transit (credit: CBS 2)

Power Problems Slowing Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT Rail Riders

Amtrak service was temporarily suspended between Newark and New York City because of mechanical problems with the Portal Bridge.

01/23/2013

A train is seen at the Long Island Rail Road station - Great Neck, NY - Jun 6, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Six Weeks After Sandy, LIRR Restores Normal Service

Floodwaters from the storm poured into Amtrak’s East River tunnels and knocked out the entire signal system that manages Amtrak and LIRR trains between Long Island and Manhattan.

12/10/2012

Flooding damage caused by Sandy at the South Ferry station (credit: MTA New York City Transit / David Henly)

Lhota: MTA Not Expected To Raise Fares To Pay For Sandy Repairs

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in a recovery state after the hit it took from superstorm Sandy, but there is some good news for straphangers.

11/28/2012

FILE - Passengers board a Long Island Rail Road train in Hicksville, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Amtrak Hopes To Have East River Tunnels Damaged By Sandy Restored By Christmas

Life after Superstorm Sandy has left Long Island Rail Road commuters in a tight spot – literally. Their trains have been crowded because of storm damage, and they are angry about it.

11/27/2012

(credit: NJ TRANSIT)

More Limited Service Returns To NJ TRANSIT Lines As Post-Sandy Repairs Continue

Limited service has been restored on the Montclair-Boonton Line into Penn Station in New York City and to Hoboken.

11/14/2012

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MTA Announces Schedule Changes On A Number Of LIRR Lines Ahead Of Work Week

Temporary repairs to an East River Amtrak tunnel have allowed for the reopening of a number of lines but with a reduced number of trains able to travel through the tunnel.

11/11/2012

Amtrak Train (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Amtrak)

Amtrak Tunnels Flooded During Sandy To Reopen Friday

Amtrak has announced plans to reopen three tunnels providing access to and from Penn Station on Friday, nearly two weeks after they were flooded and severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

11/07/2012

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