Tom Prendergast

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

A man talks on his cell phone on the subway platform at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Underground Wi-Fi Service Expanding To 30 More Subway Stations

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.

04/25/2013

MTA interim executive director Thomas Prendergast (L) and acting chairman Fernando Ferrer (R) at MTA headquarters. April 24, 2013.(credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

MTA Mulling How To Spend Growing Surplus

MTA interim executive director Tom Prendergast has made it clear that the fare hikes due to take effect in 2015 are not being pulled from the table.

04/24/2013

Two storms were set to collide over the Tri-State Area on Feb. 8, 2013, leading to huge amounts of snowfall and blizzard conditions throughout the region. (Graphic: CBS 2)

Monster Snowstorm Bears Down On Tri-State Area; Blizzard Warning Issued

How much and how bad? That seems to be the question on everybody’s mind Thursday as two powerful storm systems head toward the Tri-State Area.

02/07/2013

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