Northeast Corridor

Two Metro-North trains collided in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Officials Want More From Feds On Rail Safety

Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.

05/29/2013

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

New Amtrak Trains To Hit East Coast Tracks

The new engines will be used on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston and on Keystone Corridor trains that run between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.

05/13/2013

Policemen keep watch as all trains towards Boston were cancelled at Pennsylvania Station, in New York, on April, 19, 2013. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Limited Amtrak Service Resumes Between New York And Boston

Transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday morning as the manhunt continued for the second suspect in the marathon bombings.

04/19/2013

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (L) and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaking in Kearny, N.J. April 4, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

New Federal Rebuilding Standards Announced In Kearny

Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.

04/04/2013

Penn Station - New York, NY (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

High-Speed Rail Could Come To Northeast Corridor In 2040

The Federal Railroad Administration is considering several options to improve rail service in the heavily-traveled Northeast Corridor.

04/03/2013

Flooded tracks at New York Penn Station (credit: NJ TRANSIT)

Amtrak Clears Water From Hudson River Tunnel; Test Train To Run Today

There is still no Amtrak service in or out of New York City, but the railroad is getting closer to changing that.

11/01/2012

Amtrak train at Penn Station - New York, NY - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Amtrak Clears Signal Problem But Delays Continue On Northeast Corridor

Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole said the problem was located somewhere west of Newark, but further details weren’t immediately disclosed.

04/17/2012

NJ Transit train (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Look To Fix Troubles On NJ TRANSIT’s Northeast Corridor Line

On the Northeast Corridor line, which accounts for 80 percent of the agency’s ridership, trains are often delayed or stuck in the tunnel into New York City.

03/16/2012

NJ TRANSIT train (file/credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ TRANSIT’s Bad Week Continues Trend Of Delays, Malfunctions

New Jersey TRANSIT had a bad week last week, with extensive delays taking place on both Monday and Tuesday. And that bad week is a representation of the funk that the public transportation company has been in for some time now.

03/12/2012

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Amtrak To Bring 160 MPH Train Service To New Jersey, Reconfigure NY Penn Station

Trains currently go 135 miles per hour on that section of the Northeast Corridor.

01/11/2012

NJ Transit Train (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Signal Problems To Impact NJ TRANSIT Evening Commute

Delays are expected for Wednesday’s evening commute on three NJ TRANSIT rail lines due to signal problems.

12/14/2011

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Other States’ Givebacks Could Mean More Money For NY High-Speed Rail

Due to the economy, a number of states have been sending back their federal funds for a high-speed rail, not wanting to match those funds with state money.

11/09/2011

An overhead power line fell onto a train line in Metuchen on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Overhead Wire Falls On NJ TRANSIT Train Full Of Passengers

Trains are back on track on NJ TRANSIT’s Northeast Corridor after an overhead power line fell onto a train line in Metuchen Tuesday morning.

11/08/2011

Frustrated NJ TRANSIT Commuters (credit: CBS 2)

NJ TRANSIT Customers Vent Frustrations After Yet Another Morning Of Issues

Amtrak, which maintains the tunnel, was forced to divert its own trains and NJ TRANSIT’s more numerous ones to the only other tube, which caused the delays.

10/14/2011

NJ TRANSIT train (file/credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ TRANSIT Rail Riders Not Happy, Survey Finds

The agency’s second customer satisfaction survey shows rail passengers giving an overall grade of 4.2 out of 10. That’s down from 4.5 in April.

10/13/2011

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