Tom Prendergast

The MTA board is considering putting workers on platforms to help with overcrowding on subways. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCB 880)

MTA Considers Putting Workers On Platforms To Control Overcrowding

More and more subway trains are overcrowded and MTA board member Charles Moerdler understands how bad things are.

12/17/2014

Kevin Darden (NYPD)

Judge Orders Suspect Charged In Deadly Bronx Subway Shove To Be Held Without Bail

Kevin Darden, 34, was arrested on a murder charge Tuesday in the death of 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok, police said.

11/19/2014

Subway riders stand on a number 4 train passing through Grand Central station March 25, 2009 in New York City.  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority that controls the subway system passed a proposed overall fare hike to help close a $1.2-billion budget gap. The hike will raise fares to $2.50, from $2.00, for a single ride and $103, from $81, for a 30 day MetroCard.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

MTA Announces Plan To Hike Fares, Tolls 4 Percent Over 2 Years

The proposed hikes, announced Monday, would take effect next March.

11/17/2014

New Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

New Fulton Center Subway Hub Opens In Lower Manhattan

New York’s biggest subway hub has opened in Lower Manhattan, serving as a vital link between the new World Trade Center and the rest of the city.

11/10/2014

FILE -- Commuters ride a crowded F train. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman Touts Highest Level Of Ridership, Stresses Need For $32B Capital Plan

With subway ridership at record levels, some are wondering how many more passengers the system can accommodate.

10/29/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (L) speaks at a meeting with city representatives on New York's planned response to an Ebola case on October 16, 2014 in New York City.   (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

8 Hospitals Designated To Treat Any Ebola Cases In New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that all 200 hospitals across the state are prepared, but said the eight hospitals are especially prepared with go-to teams who’ve been drilled in anti-Ebola protocols.

10/17/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a meeting with representatives on New York's planned response to an Ebola case on Oct. 16, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo: New York State Stepping Up Ebola Training, Protocols

We’re ready. We’re prepared. That was the message Thursday from state and city officials gearing up to deal with a potential Ebola outbreak.

10/16/2014

A sign at the Whitehall Street station announces the return of R train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

R Train Service Between Brooklyn And Manhattan Resumes

Trains started rolling again through the Montague Tunnel Monday morning.

09/15/2014

A sign at the Whitehall Street station announces the return of R train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

R Train To Resume Service Between Brooklyn And Manhattan Monday

Commuters have been patiently waiting for the completion of the repairs after the Montegut Street tunnel, under the East River, sat in a saltwater days after Sandy hit in October 2012, corroding tracks and signals.

09/14/2014

FILE -- MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast (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

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