Officials: More Needs To Be Done To Fix Rash Of LIRR ShutdownsMTA President and CEO Thomas Prendergast admits a recent rash of technical failures on the LIRR is evidence that more needs to be done to advance the transit system's reliability record.
MTA Heeds Cuomo's Remark That Rise In Subway Sex Crimes Is UnacceptableThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday was taking to heart complaints from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that reported sex crimes are on the rise in the subway system.
More Wi-Fi, Cell Service Coming To NYC SubwayGov. Andrew Cuomo detailed the improvements Friday, saying the five-year, $29 billion plan will restore New York's legacy of building big for future generations.
MTA Chairman 'Confident' In Meeting Phase Two Deadline For Second Avenue Subway ProjectTimeline questions were recently raised by an independent MTA engineer, warning that installation of track, communications and a power system could slow the pace of construction.
MTA's Prendergast: LIRR, Metro-North Won't See Positive Train Control Until 2018Prendergast indicated the first place PTC would likely be installed is n the Metro-North's New Haven line.
Gov. Cuomo: Federal Government To Approve $1B Loan To MTAThe governor also announced he’s reappointing Tom Prendergast as MTA chairman, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.
Transit Advocate: Cuomo Must Step Up, Help MTA FinanciallyWithout that money, MTA chief Tom Prendergast says the agency needs to better manage overcrowding.
MTA Chairman Says 2nd Avenue Subway Expansion In Jeopardy Without FundingPlans 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.
Transit Officials Review Safety After Deadly Metro-North Train CrashMetropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast says officials are reviewing safety practices at railroad crossings after an SUV drove onto the tracks and collided with a Metro-North train.
NTSB Investigating Deadly Metro-North CrashThe crash Tuesday evening involved a Harlem Line train and a SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing on Commerce Street in Valhalla.
MTA Eyes Devices To Warn About People On TracksMTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast said the agency is looking at four devices that would detect motion on the tracks and alert the system.
MTA Chief Warns Capital Plan Budget Gap Could GrowIn a speech to the General Contractors Association of New York in Midtown, Thomas Prendergast said the need to invest in the system's future is clear.
MTA Bridge And Tunnel Officers Help Rescue Residents From Burning Building In QueensThe fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. at a building on 51st Avenue near the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Long Island City.
Cuomo: Strike Averted As Deal Reached Between MTA, LIRR UnionsThere was handshaking and back-patting all around on Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped broker a deal between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions to avoid a potentially crippling strike.
MTA, LIRR Unions End Another Day Of Talks 4 Days Before Potential StrikeWith a Long Island Rail Road strike potentially set to start on Sunday, the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority returned to the bargaining table Wednesday and talked for several hours without reaching a deal.