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Snow in Selden, New York.(credit: Rob Caruso)

Winter Storm Hammers Tri-State Area; Widespread Outages Reported

Widespread power outages were affecting parts of the area, especially customers in Connecticut and Long Island.


Subway platform with glass barriers - Paris, France (file / credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA: Subway Platform Barriers Would Cost More Than $1 Billion

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer predicts that if things keep going the way they are, 100 people will have been killed in the New York City Subway system this year.


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MTA Releases App With Real-Time Subway Countdown Clocks

You can now find out when the next subway train will arrive simply by looking at your smartphone.


Protective doors seen on a subway platform in Paris. (Photo credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Following Deadly Accidents On Subway Platforms, Some Call For Improved Safety Measures

In many cities across Europe and Asia, platform screen doors have become the norm. Will New york City consider making similar changes to hundreds of stations?


Subway platform with glass barriers - Paris, France (file / credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA Chief Lhota Won’t Commit To Subway Platform Barriers

Many cities around the world, including Paris, have glass barriers on at least some of their train platforms.


From center: Port Authority chairman Patrick Foye, New York City Transit president Thomas Prendergast, City Councilman James Vacca, and transit advocate Gene Russianoff being questioned by former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams and current MTA board member Charles Moerdler - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA’s Trash Can Free Subway Experiment Succeeding!

There were predictions the subway stations in an MTA experiment that removed trash cans would become landfills with rails. But there is early evidence the riding public is on board with the concept.


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NYC Transit Chief Promises Changes After Blizzard Meltdown

What happened when passengers were stuck for seven hours on a train near the Aqueduct Racetrack? The president of NYC Transit says they just forgot about it, but they say it won’t happen again.