The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is expanding its “Courtesy Counts” to both Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road.
A transportation official says railroad maintenance crews get little or no supervision and fail to document their work on the commuter line where six people died in a fiery crash in February.
The group’s purported kingpin, Brian Bacon, 52, had his son, Tamar Dillard, 37, use trains to transport heroin from Harlem to Newburgh, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
A driver got stuck between railroad crossing gates and escaped, not far from the crossing where a fiery crash between a train and another car killed six people last month, police said.
National railroad regulators are asking local police departments to issue more tickets to drivers who ignore warnings at grade crossings.
A spokeswoman for Metro-North Railroad says a conductor was shoved by a commuter in a fare dispute, prompting police to clear the train of riders.
Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal spoke at Grand Central Terminal, the departing point for the Metro-North Railroad train that crashed into a car earlier this month in Valhalla, in Westchester County.
State Transportation Commissioner James Redeker has cautioned legislators against replacing Metro-North Railroad as the operator of the New Haven line linking Connecticut to New York City.
Five passengers were killed in the Metro-North train accident and fire this week when the electrified third rail dislodged from the tracks and entered the lead car.
Rail passengers can improve their safety by familiarizing themselves with emergency procedures, a commuter advocate says.
Because of an accident that caused a Metro-North Harlem Line train to erupt in flames and left seven people dead, the railroad has set up an alternate service plan for the Wednesday morning rush.
Six people were confirmed dead Tuesday evening, when a Metro-North struck a car and caught fire during the evening rush in Valhalla.
The Metro-North train accident and fire that left six people dead in Valhalla Tuesday followed a string of incidents that have led to demands for safety improvements on the railroad.
The Metro-North Railroad issued an apology Tuesday, a day after hundreds of passengers were stranded for more than two hours in the dark with no heat on a New Haven Line train.
A federal report stemming from the investigation into the May 2013 derailment of a Metro-North Railroad train in Bridgeport says bolts on brand-new M-8 cars are too weak.