Thomas Prendergast

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.

05/20/2015

Gov. Cuomo gives speech to Association for a Better New York (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Gov. Cuomo: Federal Government To Approve $1B Loan To MTA

The governor also announced he’s reappointing Tom Prendergast as MTA chairman, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.

04/24/2015

(Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Transit Advocate: Cuomo Must Step Up, Help MTA Financially

Without that money, MTA chief Tom Prendergast says the agency needs to better manage overcrowding.

03/25/2015

Second Avenue Subway

MTA Chairman Says 2nd Avenue Subway Expansion In Jeopardy Without Funding

Plans to extend the Second Avenue subway line south of Midtown could go off the rails unless the MTA’s funding crisis is solved, according to New York’s transit chief.

03/03/2015

Officials inspect a Metro-North train crash with a sport utility vehicle that occurred on February 4, 2015 in Valhalla, New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Transit Officials Review Safety After Deadly Metro-North Train Crash

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast says officials are reviewing safety practices at railroad crossings after an SUV drove onto the tracks and collided with a Metro-North train.

02/25/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

NTSB Investigating Deadly Metro-North Crash

The crash Tuesday evening involved a Harlem Line train and a SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing on Commerce Street in Valhalla.

02/04/2015

Straphangers wait for a train at the Columbus Circle subway station on July 7, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

MTA Eyes Devices To Warn About People On Tracks

MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast said the agency is looking at four devices that would detect motion on the tracks and alert the system.

11/27/2014

FILE -- MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast (credit: CBSNewYork)

MTA Chief Warns Capital Plan Budget Gap Could Grow

In a speech to the General Contractors Association of New York in Midtown, Thomas Prendergast said the need to invest in the system’s future is clear.

11/06/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a fire at a building on 51st Avenue in Long Island City, Queens on July 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Bridge And Tunnel Officers Help Rescue Residents From Burning Building In Queens

The fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. at a building on 51st Avenue near the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Long Island City.

07/30/2014

(Photo credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Cuomo: Strike Averted As Deal Reached Between MTA, LIRR Unions

There was handshaking and back-patting all around on Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped broker a deal between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions to avoid a potentially crippling strike.

07/17/2014

MTA head Thomas Prendergast arrives for contract talks with LIRR unions on July 16, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

MTA, LIRR Unions End Another Day Of Talks 4 Days Before Potential Strike

With a Long Island Rail Road strike potentially set to start on Sunday, the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority returned to the bargaining table Wednesday and talked for several hours without reaching a deal.

07/16/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train on Friday, July 11. (Credit: CBS 2)

No New Negotiations Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Workers Prepare For Strike

There are no plans to restart talks between the MTA and workers’ unions after negotiations broke down on Monday with both sides walking away from the table.

07/15/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Report: LIRR Talks To Resume Monday

Negotiations aimed at avoiding a Long Island Rail Road strike are reportedly set to resume Monday.

07/13/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train at Jamaica station on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

No New Talks Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Possible Strike Deadline Nears

There is still no deal between union workers and the MTA to avert a possible Long Island Rail Road strike in just nine days.

07/11/2014

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

With 10 Days Before Potential Strike, Still No Deal For MTA, LIRR Unions

With time running out, there was still no deal Thursday between Long Island Rail Road unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with just 10 days to go before a strike could begin.

07/10/2014

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