Paul Murnane

Second Avenue Subway

MTA Chairman Says 2nd Avenue Subway Expansion In Jeopardy Without Funding

Plans to extend the Second Avenue subway line south of Midtown could go off the rails unless the MTA’s funding crisis is solved, according to New York’s transit chief.

03/03/2015

Commuters board MTA bus. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

MTA Launches New Campaign On Buses To Curb Rude Riders

Bus riders will see advertisements sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority starting Monday that say things like “Keep your feet off the seat.”

03/02/2015

FILE -- Students sit in a classroom in Hempstead. (credit: CBS2)

Gov. Cuomo Citing Schools Report As Support For Education Reform

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using a new school report as evidence for his call to reform education in New York.

02/27/2015

Commuter brave cold temperatures on 42nd Street in New York on February 20, 2015. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Day Of Bitter Cold Brings Record Low Temperatures To Tri-State Area

Forecasters are calling for high temperatures in the low to mid 20s Tuesday with the wind chill making it feel more like 10 to 15 degrees.

02/24/2015

A large pothole is spotted on 108th Street in Corona, Queens, on Feb. 19, 2015. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Seesaw Temperatures Likely To Pave The Way For More Potholes

With temperatures expected to climb into the 40s this weekend before a return to the teens and single digits, the stage is set for the freeze and thaw that often leave roads as lumpy as chowder.

02/19/2015

Protesters on Feb. 5, 2015, call for details of grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case to be unsealed. (credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

N.Y. High Court Judge Calls For Major Changes To Grand Jury Proceedings

Major grand jury reforms proposed Tuesday by the New York State Appeals Court chief judge include releasing records of closed-door proceedings when nobody is charged.

02/17/2015

Aerial view of the Brooklyn Bridge (foreground), and the Manhattan Bridge spanning the East River that separates Manhattan (L) and Brooklyn (R) 01 July 2007, in New York City. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Transit Advocates Finalize Plans For Tolls At East River Bridges

Getting across an East River bridge between Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens may no longer be free if a group of transit advocates has its way.

02/17/2015

Pedestrians are viewed in Manhattan on a bitterly cold day on February 13, 2015 in New York City. In New York wind chill values of 5 to 10 degrees below zero were predicted with more cold weather in store for the weekend.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Snow To Follow Bitter Cold Temperatures Across Tri-State Area

Snow will follow bitter cold that brought some record-breaking temperatures to parts of the Tri-State area.

02/16/2015

Powerball jackpot hits $500 million (CBS2)

Powerball Jackpot Jumps Up Hits $564 Million At Drawing

It is the fifth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history and the third largest Powerball, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported.

02/11/2015

(Credit: CBS2)

Rockland County Officials Hoping They Have Enough Salt To Last Through Winter

Skip Vezzetti, Rockland’s superintendent of highways, said this winter seem to be falling in line with recent years, when the county has spent $300,000 to $400,000 for salt and other melting supplies.

02/11/2015

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Rockland County Eyes Vehicle-Detection System, 4-Arm Gates At Railroad Crossings

The county is looking to install crossing gates with four arms — which make it difficult for drivers to navigate around.

02/10/2015

Ellen Brody, Eric Vandercar (credit: CBS2)

Funerals Held For 2 Of 6 People Killed In Metro-North Crash

Friends and family will say goodbye to SUV driver Ellen Brody and train passenger Eric Vandercar.

02/06/2015

Commuters wait at the Chappaqua Metro-North station on Feb. 5, 2015 after service was restored following a fatal train vs. SUV crash. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Metro-North Harlem Line Service Resumes Following Deadly Crash

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority worked non-stop to rebuild the damaged section of track.

02/05/2015

(Photo courtesy of anonymous passenger)

Schumer, Blumenthal Call On Metro-North To Fully Investigate Derailment At Grand Central Terminal

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling on Metro-North to fully investigate Wednesday night’s derailment of a train at Grand Central Terminal, saying more must be done to prevent similar incidents in the future.

01/29/2015

A subway train crosses the Williamsburg Bridge the morning after a snowstorm on January 27, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Regular Weekday Subway, Rail Service Resumes

Regular weekday service is resuming on the subways and rails a day after a snowstorm shut down the city but commuters should expect delays.

01/28/2015

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