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Thomas Prendergast addresses the media after talks with unions representing LIRR workers on July 14, 2014. (credit: CBSNewYork)

MTA Chairman Prendergast On LIRR Unions: They Haven’t Moved At All

Long Island Rail Road unions say talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have collapsed with just six days left before a potential walkout of 5,400 workers.

07/14/2014

FILE -- Passengers board LIRR train in Hicksville, Long Island. (file/credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LIRR Union Leaders Might Skip Next Round Of Negotiations With MTA

The MTA said Tuesday it has offered a 17 percent wage increase over seven years.

06/25/2014

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

MTA Moves Toward Hiring Private Buses In Event Of LIRR Strike

But MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast said the agency needs to be prepared in case drivers hit the picket line in July.

04/30/2014

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

Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti speaking to reporters at MTA headquarters, Feb. 24, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

MTA Announces New Safety Committee, Metro-North Safety Officer

The move comes after Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal met separately last week with Prendergast and the new Metro-North chief, Joseph Giulietti.

02/24/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov)

Blumenthal Hopeful For Better Safety, Reliability Under New Metro-North President

The Democrat sat down Thursday afternoon in New Haven with Metro-North chief Joseph Giulietti and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Tom Prendergast.

02/20/2014

Several people were killed and dozens injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed  in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013, fire officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Feds Issue Emergency Order To Metro-North Railroad Following ‘Serious Overspeed Event’

The order requires Metro-North to modify its signal system to ensure speed limits are followed.

12/06/2013

A subway rider pases her MetroCard through a reader at Grand Central station (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

MTA: Planned Fare Hikes To Be Smaller Than Initially Announced

Due to cost-saving measures, the 2015 and 2017 fare and toll increases will amount to a 4 percent hike, instead of the original 7.5 percent.

11/13/2013

A train test vehicle at Rockaway Park-Beach 116 St. - May 28, 2013 (credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit)

State Senator Questions Need For MTA Fare Hikes

Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) noted that the MTA currently has a nearly $2 billion budget surplus.

10/10/2013

New Haven line commuters wait for a train. (credit: CBS 2)

Light At The End Of The Tunnel: Full Service On New Haven Line Expected To Resume Monday

Metro-North will conduct a test running trains on the rails this weekend as the final stage to ensure the repairs were successful.

10/04/2013

Commuters board a train in Stamford, Conn. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Boosts Trains Running From Conn. To NYC

Metro North says trains will be operating at about 65 percent capacity beginning Wednesday with five additional peak trains. That’s up from 50 percent since the disruption began.

10/02/2013

Commuters wait on the platform at Metro-North's Stamford station, Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

MTA Board Approves Credit For Weekly, Monthly New Haven Line Ticket Holders

The line the MTA was counting on failed just outside what was called the freeze pit.

10/01/2013

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

St. Sen. Daniel Squadron announces better service coming to the G train, July 15, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Improved Service Coming To G Train Following Review

The afternoon rush will feature 25 percent more trains at more regular intervals, the MTA announced. The changes will come pending the approval of $700,000 in funding.

07/15/2013

The Mets-Willets Point stop on the 7 Train (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

LIRR Urging Baseball Fans To Take The Train To The Game During All-Star Week

The train, on the railroad’s Port Washington branch, takes just 19 minutes from Penn Station and 17 minutes from Great Neck, LIRR president Helena Williams said.

07/10/2013

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