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Second Avenue Subway

CBS 2 Exclusive: Progress Moves Ahead For Phase One Of Second Avenue Subway

The Second Avenue Subway will mark the first major expansion of the New York City subway system in 50 years. CBS 2’s Andrea Grymes got an exclusive underground look at progress on phase one of the project.

05/01/2014

FILE -- Former LIRR President Helena Williams (credit: Getty Images)

LIRR President Helena Williams Out, MTA Names Replacement

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the appointment of Patrick Nowakowski to replace Helena Williams.

04/30/2014

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

MTA Moves Toward Hiring Private Buses In Event Of LIRR Strike

But MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast said the agency needs to be prepared in case drivers hit the picket line in July.

04/30/2014

A man uses a ticket machine at a Long Island Rail Road station. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Board Expected To Approve Ticketing App For Metro-North, LIRR Customers

After nearly two centuries of using paper tickets, the commuter lines are going high tech.

04/29/2014

Metro-North Railroad

MTA Votes To Expedite Safety Effort On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

The agency approved an additional $11.3 million contract to speed up the retrofitting of hundreds of Metro-North and LIRR coaches for Positive Train Control.

04/29/2014

As part of the East Side Access megaproject, the MTA is building a new concourse for the Long Island Rail Road under Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows progress as of October 2013. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

East Side Access Project Encounters Another Setback

The rail link is projected to be completed in 2023 and cost nearly $11 billion. In 2006, the agency estimated the East Side Access project could be finished by the end of 2013 at a cost of $6.3 billon.

04/29/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union, MTA Hold Final Contract Talks Before Possible July Strike

The Presidential Emergency Board will once again try to bring the MTA and railroad employees to a contract agreement. If no deal is reached, a strike deadline is set for mid-July

04/21/2014

Subway Train Generic

Major Disruptions Coming For Brooklyn Straphangers

Straphangers in Brooklyn will be subject to major disruptions for five weekends beginning May 2.

04/18/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union Official Blasts Tentative MTA Deal With NYC Transit Workers; Talks Resume Monday

Contract talks between the railroad workers and the MTA resume Monday with the presidential mediation board. The two sides have been far apart on pay raises and union givebacks.

04/18/2014

A YouTube video shows two men trying to pull a man off the subway tracks at 175th Street in Washington Heights. (credit: YouTube)

Video Shows Good Samaritans Trying To Rescue Man From NYC Subway Tracks

A sense of impending doom dominates the five-minute video, which shows the man refusing to get up from the train tracks at the 175th Street station in Washington Heights.

04/17/2014

(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cabbie Accused Of Sneaking Through RFK Toll Plaza 3,000 Times Without Paying

A taxi driver has been charged with stealing more than $28,000 from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, by crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Triboro Bridge more than 3,000 times without once paying a toll.

04/17/2014

An MTA subway conductor (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Brokers Tentative Deal Between MTA, Transit Workers Union

Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal.

04/17/2014

Queens Anti-Muslim Statements Suspect

Police: Queens Man Arrested In Harassment Of Teen Girl On MTA Bus

Perry Germano, 50, is charged with attempted assault, aggravated harassment and menacing.

04/17/2014

The Queens Midtown Tunnel flooded during superstorm Sandy (credit: MTA Bridges and Tunnels / Mark Valentin)

FEMA Provides $400 Million For Sandy-Related Repairs At 2 MTA Tunnels

The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel both took on millions of gallons of water when the Oct. 2012 storm roared ashore.

04/16/2014

Queens Anti-Muslim Statements Suspect

Police: Man Made Anti-Muslim Remarks, Spat On Teenage Girl On Bus In Queens

Police on Tuesday were asking the public to help them find a suspect who allegedly spat on a 15-year-old girl and raised his fist to her while making anti-Muslim statements on a bus in Queens.

04/15/2014

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