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Commuters Take Metro-North President To Task At Public Meeting

Fed up commuters on the Metro-North Railroad got a chance to give the railroad’s new president a piece of their minds Wednesday.

03/26/2014

Raccoons have been causing commotion among commuters at the Metro North station in Marble Hill. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Raccoons Causing Commuter Commotion Along Metro North Line

Commuters waiting for the train have always had plenty to worry about and now they can add raccoons to their list of concerns.

10/03/2013

Commuters wait on the platform at Metro-North's Stamford station, Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

MTA Board Approves Credit For Weekly, Monthly New Haven Line Ticket Holders

The line the MTA was counting on failed just outside what was called the freeze pit.

10/01/2013

Scene of one Summit, N.J. robbery (credit: CBS 2)

Summit, N.J. Residents On Edge After Pair Of Strong-Arm Robberies

Two people walking home from a train station in Summit, N.J. found themselves surrounded and then robbed.

08/22/2013

The subway on Nov. 1, 2012. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

Weekend Subway Service Changes Make For Commuter Frustration

Service changes on multiple subway lines might make your weekend commute a little more complicated.

01/12/2013

NJ TRANSIT busses are seen in a once flooded lot October 31, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Emergency Buses To Cross Hudson River As NJ TRANSIT Continues Post-Sandy Work

As NJ TRANSIT works on restoring rail and bus service to New York City in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Christie administration on Sunday approved an emergency bus plan to get people across the Hudson River starting Monday morning.

CBS New York–11/04/2012

A woman looks for work at a job fair - Queens, NY - Jul 20, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Unemployment Rates Spike Across Tri-State Area

Despite an aggressive campaign of job creation, a new report shows that New York City’s unemployment rate has risen to 10 percent– the same rate seen during the height of the recession in September 2009.

07/20/2012

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New Legislation Aimed At Bringing Federal Oversight To Port Authority

Legislation is moving through Congress that would take some control away from the Port Authority and provide oversight by the U.S. DOT to protect drivers against massive toll hikes.

02/16/2012

NJ Transit (credit: CBS 2)

Normal Service Resumes On NJ Transit Trains Following Fatality On The Tracks

The unidentified woman was killed at the Short Hills station at around 5:00 a.m., causing nearly hour-long delays on the Morris & Essex line.

06/14/2011

Frustrated LIRR commuters in New Hyde Park (Photo/CBS 2)

Commuters Express Frustration, Anger With LIRR

There was a storm of protest – bordering on mutiny – from frustrated commuters Wednesday, furious that the LIRR charged them peak rates after cutting the number of trains in half due to weather.

02/02/2011

Penn Station Taxi Stand (credit: CBS 2)

New Yorkers Struggle To Keep Warm Amid Arctic Chill

Movement was not an option at the Penn Station Taxi stand, and Jay Dow immediately noticed a couple of guys just standing there, steeling themselves against the cold in Steelers caps.

01/24/2011

The Mineola Branch of The LIRR (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Report: LIRR Readying Snow Storm Schedule

The railroad was working on a timetable that would take effect only in emergencies, like when service was completely suspended during last month’s blizzard.

01/24/2011

Friday's snowstorm made Big Apple streets a mess. (credit: CBS 2)

Tired Of Winter Yet? In NYC, Some Aren’t

On Friday, the second winter storm to blow into the City in a week turned some streets into skating rinks and avenues into rivers of slush.

01/21/2011

One day after the blizzard, LIRR riders faced delays and disruptions. (credit: CBS 2)

Service Disruptions Remain On LIRR

Mass transit around the Tri-State finally began to move again after the blizzard brought the commute to a standstill but many suffered a long ride to work this morning and were prepared to face much of the same this afternoon.

12/28/2010

Rail riders at the NJ Transit station - Trenton, NJ - File / Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Transit Wants To Raise Parking Fees

Commuters in have been hit with fare hikes of up to 25 percent on buses and trains. Now, NJ Transit wants to raise parking fees at many of its lots. That’s got some residents saying enough is enough.

12/15/2010

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