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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (C) meets with Conn. officials, July 22, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Gov. Dannel Malloy)

New Federal Transportation Secretary Meets With Conn. Lawmakers

Secy. Anthony Foxx said investing in the nation’s transportation system is the greatest example of what one generation can do for the next.

07/22/2013

A subway train. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

MTA To Invest Millions For Subway, Bus, Rail Service Improvements

Most of the improvements, which are the result of additional state funds, increased revenue from toll and fare hikes and cost-cutting, will be phased in over the next year.

07/22/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer proposes a 'Bill of Rights' for LIRR passengers on Oct. 10, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Charles Schumer Proposes ‘Passenger Bill Of Rights’ For LIRR Riders

Schumer wants more to be done to help commuters navigate the system and stay informed during service changes.

10/10/2011

Metro-North Railroad Train (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro-North Railroad Adding ‘Quiet Cars’

Suburban commuters may soon be able to travel in a railroad car where the loudest noise is a subdued conversation.

09/23/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

AAA Declares War On Port Authority Toll Hikes, Says They Are Illegal

The American Automobile Association is demanding that the federal government put the breaks on huge rate hikes to cross the Hudson River that go into effect Sunday, calling the increase illegal and absurd.

09/15/2011

The Stamford Metro-North Station - File Photo

Commuters Sound Off At New Haven Line Fare Hike Hearing

Fares are likely going up on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, but by how much? Commuters got their say at two hearings in Stamford on Tuesday.

08/24/2011

NJ Transit Concourse at Penn Station - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Gettty Images)

Sen. Mendendez Warns NJT Derailment Sign Of Trouble To Come

This morning’s commute was much smoother, with NJ Transit having recovered from this week’s derailment. But it might not be smooth for much longer.

08/11/2011

Jay Walder, MTA chairman opens new Jay Street-Metrotech Station (Photo/Ginny Kosola)

MTA Chairman Jay Walder Announces Resignation

Jay Walder is resigning as chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority effective Oct. 21.

07/21/2011

An MTA officer keeps a watch as people move through Grand Central Station on May 6, 2011. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Cops On Alert At Tri-State Rail Stations After Al Qaeda Vows Revenge For Bin Laden Killing

The world’s most wanted man is dead, but concerns over retaliation have commuters and police on guard at Penn Station and rail stations across the country.

05/06/2011

Governor Chris Christie  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Gov. Christie To Discuss Transportation Funding Plan

Wednesday’s meeting was sponsored by the nonprofit Alliance for Action, a coalition of business, labor and government leaders.

03/02/2011

An Amtrak Acela train is seen at the 30th Street Station - Philadelphia, PA - May 8, 2010 - Photo: Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Amtrak

Senator Wants Hudson Tunnel For High-Speed Rail

“High-speed rail is right along the lines of what we need,” said Sen. Bob Menendez. “It’s what the world is doing.”

02/10/2011

Janet Napolitano in Trenton. (Photo/Steve Sandberg)

Napolitano Stands Firm On Airline Security Needs

The procedure for airline security screenings isn’t likely to change significantly so long as air travel’s terrorism threat remains, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday.

11/22/2010

Rendering of new platform at New York Penn Station - Credit: ARC

Christie Cites Cost Concerns In Scrapping Tunnel Project

In the end, it was all about dollars and cents.

10/28/2010

Rendering of new platform at New York Penn Station - Credit: ARC

Governor Christie Scraps NJ-NY Rail Tunnel

Citing the state’s inability to pay for cost overruns on the rail tunnel project, Gov. Christie said Thursday he would not put taxpayers on a “never-ending hook.”

10/07/2010

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (file)

Gov. Christie May Stop Trans-Hudson Tunnel In Its Tracks

The nation’s most expensive transit project has been stopped in its tracks. Governor Chris Christie is threatening to permanently put the brakes on construction of a new tunnel that could make life easier for New Jersey commuters.

10/06/2010

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