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Track Problems Snag LIRR Trains During Evening Rush

A track condition at Penn Station caused major delays on the Long Island Rail Road during the Friday evening rush.

02/21/2014

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

LIRR Workers Delay Possible Strike, Fresh Negotiations Coming

The March 21 strike threat is on hold until July 20 as union members and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority agree to more talks with a federal arbitrator in Washington.

02/21/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov)

Blumenthal Hopeful For Better Safety, Reliability Under New Metro-North President

The Democrat sat down Thursday afternoon in New Haven with Metro-North chief Joseph Giulietti and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Tom Prendergast.

02/20/2014

FILE -- Customers wait at an MTA subway booth in Union Square. (credit: Getty Images)

Straphangers Cast Blame On MTA For Sleeping Workers

48 Transit Employees Suspended Over Last 4 Years For Snoozing On Job

02/16/2014

7 Train (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Queens Officials Want MTA To Help Long Island City During 7 Line Shutdowns

The MTA announced last month that it will shut down the line between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square for 13 weekends between the end of this month and July.

02/06/2014

Brooklyn Bus Shooting

Witnesses: Panhandler Fired Gun, Wounded Man On Bus In Brooklyn

It was a harrowing moment aboard a bus in Brooklyn Friday, when a panhandler asking for cash pulled a gun and started firing – in broad daylight.

01/31/2014

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)

Completion, Cost Revised For East Side Access Project

Completion of the long-awaited project to link the Long Island Rail Road into Grand Central Terminal may now be 2023 and cost $10.7 billion.

01/28/2014

Main Street Station in Flushing - Queens, NY - Oct 25, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

MTA To Remove Trash Cans At 29 More Stations

The agency launched the program in October 2011 in an effort to reduce the subway rodent population and the amount of refuse pick-up in the stations.

01/28/2014

Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North Train Stalled For Hours In Westport, Conn.

A Metro-North train became stuck with passengers inside in Westport, Conn. Wednesday night.

01/22/2014

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

MTA Rejects LIRR Contract Proposal, Possible Summertime Strike Looming

LIRR union workers have been without a contract for three and a half years. That contract draught will continue because the MTA has rejected a White House mediator’s proposal to end the dispute.

01/16/2014

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge

Pothole Repairs Shut Down 2 Lanes Of Bronx-Whitestone Bridge

Two southbound lanes on the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge were to be closed overnight for pothole repairs.

01/14/2014

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

Court Of Appeals Declines To Hear Challenge To MTA Payroll Tax

New York’s Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, declined Tuesday to hear a challenge to the commuter tax, letting the tax stand in downstate counties.

01/14/2014

Super Bowl MetroCard

MTA Releases Special Super Bowl MetroCards

With Super Bowl coming XLVIII coming to MetLife Stadium next month, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has issued a series of commemorative MetroCards in the New York City subway system.

01/08/2014

Howard Permut, President of the MTA Metro-North Railroad.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Report: Metro-North Railroad President To Leave Post

A published report said Monday night that the president of the Metro-North Railroad has decided to step down.

01/06/2014

People walk through the snow during a winter storm in lower Manhattan on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Fierce Winter Storm Hits Tri-State Area

A winter storm began bearing down on parts of the Tri-State area Thursday morning, promising heavy snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures

01/02/2014

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