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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

MTA employees using a pump train worked around the clock to pump seawater out of the L train's tunnel under the East River on Nov. 5, 2012. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin)

MTA: Subway System Not At Risk Of Flooding From Heavy Downpours

Powerful rainstorms sprang up across the region Monday, creating flash flooding conditions in some spots

07/01/2013

MTA New York City Transit senior staff including Senior Vice President of Subways Carmen Bianco, Vice President of Maintenance Joe Leader, Chief Electrical Officer Wynton Habersham, and Chief Transportation Officer Herbert Lambert visited the Montague Tubes on Mon., April 15, 2013. (credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit via Flickr)

Sandy-Damaged Subway Tunnel Closing For Repairs; Disruptions For R, G Riders

The closure will affect the R train, which carries tens of thousands of riders between Manhattan and southern Brooklyn. The work will likely begin in August and is expected to last 12 to 14 months.

06/05/2013

Two Metro-North trains collided in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 17, 2013. (credit: Helen Dodson)

Metro-North Trains Involved In ‘Major Derailment’ In Conn., Dozens Injured

About 700 people were on board the trains when one heading east from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven derailed about 6:10 p.m. just outside Bridgeport, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.

05/17/2013

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