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Depature board at Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line Stamford station - Nov. 1, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Announces Additional Mass Transit Restoration Plans

Crews are quickly working to get rail networks back on track following the devastating toll Superstorm Sandy took on New York City Transit and parts of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad.

11/01/2012

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line M-8 Train at Grand Central Terminal (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Metro-North Adding Dozens Of Trains To Its Schedules

You might not even need a train schedule to ride the rails as Metro-North Railroad is adding 79 trains to its three lines starting on Sunday, October 14.

10/04/2012

Prescription painkillers (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Awareness Campaign Launches To Fight Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

According to the The Partnership at Drugfree.org, one in six teens has used prescription painkillers to get high and nearly two-thirds of teens who misuse prescription medication get the pills from family members and friends.

09/25/2012

The Teen Masters Bowling Championship at Grand Central Terminal on Aug. 7, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Vanderbilt Hall At Grand Central Terminal Turned Into Bowling Alley For National Competition

Eight of the top high school bowlers in the country are competing for the top prize of a $64,000 college scholarship.

08/07/2012

Apple Store in Grand Central Station (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Audit: MTA Gave Apple Unfair Advantage In Bid For Grand Central Terminal Space

An audit by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office charges that the MTA allowed Apple to make it difficult for rivals to get in a bid by requiring that potential tenants be willing to front $5 million in cash within a 30-day window.

07/30/2012

A tunnel boring machine from the East Side Access project emerges in Sunnyside, Queens (file / credit: MTA)

MTA Completes Tunnel Boring On East Side Access

A fleet of massive tunneling machines that has spent 4 1/2 years digging 13 miles of new train tubes deep beneath New York City finally fell silent this week after the last of the monsters finished its mission.

07/26/2012

Firefighters Receive Specialized Training (Credit: CBS 2)

Suburban Firefighters Receive Specialized Training In Rail-Rescue Operations In Westchester

Firefighters were taken to a place where fire is the least of their worries, where one misstep can be fatal. It’s a world that they could be asked to enter at a moment’s notice to save you.

07/13/2012

LIRR Commuters (credit: CBS 2)

East Side Access Project Work To Impact Evening LIRR Commute

Long Island Rail Road riders will need to budget extra time into their evening commute as crews begin work Monday on a month-long project that will cancel and delay trains out of Penn Station.

07/09/2012

Grand Central Terminal

Here He Goes Again: Bloomberg Wants Pedestrian Mall On Vanderbilt Near Grand Central

After building pedestrian malls all around the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is finally coming clean about why he’s doing it. In his heart of hearts he believes streets are for feet — not cars.

07/09/2012

FASTRACK Disruption (Credit: CBS 2)

MTA Increases Frequency Of L Trains, But FASTRACK To Cause Disruptions This Week

Starting this weekend, the MTA has stepped up the frequency of L Trains by adding 98 more round trips a week. But it’s not all good news for mass-transit riders. The Lexington Avenue subway line will be hit with major service disruptions this week.

06/10/2012

Grand Central Oyster Bar (oysterbarny.com)

Two New Restaurants Planned For Grand Central Terminal

Commuters, meet comestibles. Grand Central Terminal is making space for two new sit-down restaurants.

05/21/2012

The East Side Access project will connect the Long Island Rail Road with a new concourse underneath Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows construction underway on September 19, 2011. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Flickr/Patrick Cashin)

Lhota: LIRR East Side Access Project Facing Delays

MTA chairman Joseph Lhota says there have been problems tunneling underneath a rail yard in Queens. The MTA has brought in experts from Europe to help with developing a plan going forward.

05/08/2012

Metro-North Railroad (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

All Metro-North Lines Running Again Following Suspension Due To Signal Problems

Metro-North Railroad lines are running again after signal problems caused suspensions to and from Grand Central Terminal on the Hudson Line, New Haven Line and Harlem Line.

05/06/2012

An artist's rendering of Adis Medunjanin in court. (credit: CBS 2)

Adis Medunjanin Convicted Of Plotting To Attack NYC Subways

Adis Medunjanin, a former security guard, agreed to become a suicide bomber targeting the New York City subway system, prosecutors said. The plan has been called the most significant terror plot on United States soil since 9/11.

05/01/2012

Citi Field (credit: CBS 2)

Bovis Lend Lease Settles In Historic NYC Construction ‘Overbilling Scheme’

The settlement comes after a three-year investigation in which FBI Assistant Director Janice Fedarcyk said Bovis “Habitually added one to two hours of unworked overtime per day on time sheets.”

04/24/2012

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