FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Considering New, Shorter ‘Stand Clear’ Announcement To Decrease Subway Delays

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority may replace the famous phrase, “Stand clear of the closing doors, please,” with the shorter, “Please stand clear.”



MTA Kicks Off New Campaign To Make Railroad Crossings Safer

MTA Chief Tom Prendergast says one key element is education.


Three years after being struck by a semi-trailer truck, this balustrade at Grand Central Terminal still has not been repaired. (Credit: CBS2)

Why Hasn’t Grand Central Balustrade Been Repaired 3 Years After Damage?

It has been close to three years since a truck knocked over a stone railing at Grand Central Terminal, leaving a scar on the railway depot’s historic profile.


Emergency responders at the scene of a crash involving an MTA bus and a pedestrian on June 3, 2015 (Credit: Taylor Williams)

Elderly Pedestrian Struck By MTA Bus In Lower Manhattan

The accident happened at the intersection of Pearl and Fulton streets.


An MTA worker holds a peregrine falcon chick atop the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (credit: MTA/Patrick Cashin)

MTA: 12 Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatched Atop 3 Bridges

The falcons like to nest atop bridges, steeples and other high-rise structures because it affords them an excellent way to spot prey.


Police say the driver of a sport utility vehicle was killed after colliding with a city bus on Staten Island on May 26, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Driver Killed After Striking City Bus On Staten Island

It happened around 4 a.m. Tuesday at Victory Boulevard and Signs Road in the Bulls Head section of the borough.


CBS2's Andrea Grymes got a tour of the underground construction below street level on the Upper East Side.

MTA Offers Rare Glimpse Underground At The Second Avenue Subway

Phase 1 of the Second Avenue subway could be finished by next year.


An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

MTA’s Prendergast: LIRR, Metro-North Won’t See Positive Train Control Until 2018

Prendergast indicated the first place PTC would likely be installed is n the Metro-North’s New Haven line.


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MTA Holds Auditions For ‘Music Under New York’ Program

The MTA is looking for a new lineup of musicians for its Music Under New York program.


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MTA Planning Improvements To Speed Up Service On Several Subway Lines

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning changes to address overcrowding and delays on the New York City subway system.


Riders on the packed 63rd Street platform after a track fire on May 19, 2015. (credit: Jessalyn Keywork)

Track Fire Snarls N, Q Subway Service Between Queens And Manhattan

Service was disrupted for about an hour during the Tuesday morning rush hour due to a track fire near Queensboro Plaza.


Audit finds city subway tracks are filthy and overrun with rats. (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Audit: New York City Subway Tracks Filthy, Overrun With Rats

An audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer found subway tracks are filled with rats, dirt and garbage.


A young man trespasses in a subway construction zone at Ninth Avenue. (Credit: DJHammers, via YouTube)

Authorities: Group Of Teen Subway Vandals Could Pose Serious Threat To Straphanger Safety

A rogue group of subway vandals calling them the ‘Subway Conquestors’ is allegedly on a mission to attack the rail system.


Commuters stand near a taped-off 7 line entrance during a day of service disruptions on May 11, 2015 (Credit: CBS2)

More Service Disruptions On No. 7 Line Leaves Commuters Exasperated

On the platform at Grand Central Terminal, commuters were extremely frustrated and unsure of how to get home to Queens.


MetroCard machine out of service at 59th Street near entrance on SE corner of  59th and Columbus circle (Credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork)

Glitch Hits MetroCard Machines In Roughly 100 Stations Monday

The New York City Transit Authority told CBS2 a Verizon issue caused trouble at MetroCard meachines in about 100 stations Monday.