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Second Avenue Subway open for business
New Year’s Day, 2017: Nearly 88 years after the first bond issue was floated to finance construction of a subway under Second Avenue on New York City’s East Side, the…
If I were a FELA attorney . . .
William Rockefeller, the Metro-North engineer who fell asleep at the controls of Train 8808 on Dec. 1, 2013 and caused a derailment that killed four people and injured 61, is…
MTA’s Prendergast at NGTC: “Nothing more important than CBTC and PTC”
As an agency with extensive rapid transit (New York City Transit) and regional/commuter rail (Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North) networks, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is deeply involved…
New York MTA to APTA: We’re leaving
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, North America’s single-largest public transportation agency, has pulled the plug on Transit Member status in APTA, the American Public Transportation Association.
New York MTA board approves five-year capital plan
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board has approved its 2015-19 Capital Program, the MTA reported on Oct. 30, 2015.
WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff taps Hamm for Second Avenue Subway
Delano Hamm has been named a supervising technical specialist in the New York City office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, with responsibility for overseeing and expediting changes to construction contracts…
Grand Central LIRR concourse contract awarded
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 that GCT Constructors, JV, a joint venture consisting of Schiavone Construction Co. and John P. Picone Inc., has been…
OLI president laments Metro-North incident
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) President Joyce Rose commented Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, on the Feb. 3 collision in Valhalla, N.Y., involving an SUV and a Metro-North Railroad consist.
New York MTA Board approves fare hike
Riders on New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) buses and subways will pay more beginning March 22, 2015, following an MTA Board of Directors decision on Thursday, Jan. 22, to…
OSHA rules in favor of Metro-North worker
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded an MTA Metro-North Railroad employee who was injured in 2011 the largest punitive damages ever awarded…
Two MTA railroads to acquire video cameras
Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road won approval from a committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board of Directors on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 to award contracts totaling…
NTSB, others savage Metro-North, FRA on safety
The National Transporation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, publicly identified several recurring safety issues plaguing Metro-North Railroad in past years, including inadequate and ineffective track inspection and…
Connecticut governor rebrands "Hartford Line"
Unveiling a new logo for regional rail service 12 days before Election Day, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Department of Transportation announced capital adjustments to the newly…
On New Haven Line, catenary work continues
Metro-North Railroad's decades-long catenary replacement project on its New Haven Line is "heading down the home stretch, with the finish line in sight," the railroad said.
Metro-North eyes more bridge repairs
Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Metro-North Railroad have agreed to repair or replace three rail bridges on the New Haven Line at a cost of $10 million.
In MTA capital plan, M-9s for Metro-North
Prospects for Metro-North appear good for the railroad to acquire M-9 electric multiple-unit (EMU) equipment under parent Metropolitan Transportation Authority's upcoming five-year capital plan.
Metro-North honored for energy savings
MTA Metro-North Railroad, beleaguered by accidents, oversights, and relentless negative media coverage during the past 12 months, offered some good news to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as…
Metro-North rolls despite lift bridge work
Work is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on the Harlem River Lift Bridge spanning the namesake estuary and linking Manhattan and the Bronx. The good news for Metro-North…
Metro-North wraps up switching complex work
Metro-North Railroad on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 announced it has completed rebuilding a switching control house in Cos Cob, Conn., along its New Haven Line, ahead of schedule.
Bombardier taps Lilee Systems for MTA PTC
Bombardier Transportation has selected Lilee Systems to assist in the design and build of Positive Train Control (PTC) for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The effort involves installation of…
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