There will be no criminal charges for the Metro-North Railroad engineer who was behind the controls during a deadly derailment in the Bronx in 2013.
State Rep. Gail Lavielle, of Wilton, said she plans to press for an update on providing Wi-Fi for every passenger who needs to work on a laptop while traveling on the train.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and MTA agreed on a $967 million loan to install Positive Train Control technology.
Police say it happened at the Roaring Brook Road crossing in Chappaqua. Two students and a bus monitor were on board.
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.