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.
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.
A newly-renovated entrance at Grand Central Terminal has been named for former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
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.
Thomas F. Prendergast, chairman and chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Joseph Giulietti met on Thursday with the legislature’s Transportation Committee.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is demanding immediate safety improvements from Metro-North following the deadly train derailment in the Bronx.
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.
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.
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.
The man tapped to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants a second look at the service cuts that have increased crowding and wait times.
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.
New York City straphangers will really want to hang on as there are many twists and turns ahead.