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MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast meets with members of the New York Congressional delegation on July 9, 2014 about a potential Long Island Rail Road strike. (credit: MTA/Twitter)

Congress Will Not Intervene In Contract Dispute To Prevent LIRR Strike

Lawmakers said they have no plans to get involved with the contract dispute and urged the MTA and the unions to return to the bargaining table.

10 hours ago

A Long Island Rail Road train. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Launches Ad Campaign To Warn Commuters As LIRR Strike Deadline Nears

The agency said Wednesday it has print ads running in seven daily newspapers and radio ads airing on 11 stations, including 1010 WINS and WCBS 880.

10 hours ago

Entrance to Grand Central Terminal has been dedicated to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Grand Central Entrance Named For Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

A newly-renovated entrance at Grand Central Terminal has been named for former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

06/30/2014

Emergency crews on the scene after a Brooklyn-bound F subway train derailed in Woodside, Queens on May 2, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Crews To Work Overnight To Clean Up Subway Train Derailment In Queens

The derailment happened on the express tracks around 10:40 a.m. in a tunnel about 1,200 feet south from the 65th Street station in Woodside.

05/02/2014

Metro-North Railroad

MTA, Metro-North Heads Discuss Safety Efforts Before Conn. Legislative Panel

Thomas F. Prendergast, chairman and chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Joseph Giulietti met on Thursday with the legislature’s Transportation Committee.

02/27/2014

A man swipes his MetroCard at the Union Square.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman Warns Of Possible 12 Percent Fare Hike Next Year

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said issues between the agency and labor unions could result in an almost 12 percent fare hike next year, three times more than planned.

01/31/2014

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in the Dec. 1 derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

Federal Inspectors Begin 60-Day Safety Assessment Of Metro-North

The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North, including oversight of engineers, fatigue management programs and medical requirements for crew members.

12/16/2013

Commuters disembark a Metro North train at Grand Central Terminal on December 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Metro-North: Full Hudson Line Service To Run Thursday

Crews from Metro-North Railroad finished reconstructing a second track near the Spuyten Duyvil station, allowing resumption of full service Thursday morning, the MTA said.

12/04/2013

MTA Derailment Video

Feds Blast Metro-North, Call Recent Accidents ‘Unacceptable’

The U.S. Department of Transportation is demanding immediate safety improvements from Metro-North following the deadly train derailment in the Bronx.

12/04/2013

Metro-North News Conference

Slight Relief Coming For Metro-North New Haven Line Riders

The Metro-North Railroad on Sunday announced that some slight service improvements are on the horizon for New Haven Line for the start of the work week Monday.

09/29/2013

Thomas Prendergast (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

New York Senate Confirms Prendergast As MTA Chairman And CEO

Since January, Prendergast had served as the MTA interim executive director. He succeeded Joseph Lhota, a Republican who resigned from the position to run for mayor of New York City.

06/20/2013

An A train is seen rolling through the Rockaways - May 30, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera / 1010 WINS)

After Seven Months, A Train Subway Service Resumes In Rockaways

After seven months of limited service and an estimated $650 million in hurricane damage, regular service on the A train is rolling through the Rockaways.

05/30/2013

Thomas Prendergast (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up For A Fare Hike Reprieve

The man tapped to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants a second look at the service cuts that have increased crowding and wait times.

04/27/2013

A man talks on his cell phone on the subway platform at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Underground Wi-Fi Service Expanding To 30 More Subway Stations

After testing Wi-Fi in a handful of stations last year, the city is now expanding service to 30 additional stations, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Columbus Circle.

04/25/2013

A crew working to restore A train service in the Rockaways (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Kevin Ortiz)

MTA Chairman: Sandy Repairs To Take Five More Years, Fare Hike Ahead

New York City straphangers will really want to hang on as there are many twists and turns ahead.

04/15/2013

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