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Court upholds MTA payroll mobility tax
New York State's Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, upheld the payroll mobility tax used to help fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), denying a repeal of the…
Giulietti named new Metro-North president
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, the appointment of Joseph J. Giulietti as Metro-North Railroad president, succeeding Howard Permut, who will retire…
Cuomo backs Metro-North line to Penn Station
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, considered by many to be lukewarm at best in his support for rail transit improvements in the Empire State, emphasized his support Wednesday, Jan. 8,…
Metro-North president to step down
Howard R. Permut, president of MTA Metro-North Railroad and an original team member of the railroad since its creation in 1983, reportedly will step down from his post by month's…
MTA touts LIRR, Metro-North apps
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) says customers using Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road services can now turn to official apps for real-time train information.
FRA diving deeper into Metro-North
The Federal Railroad Administration will launch a 60-day comprehensive safety assessment of MTA Metro-North Railroad in response to the December 1st crash that killed four and injured 63. Operation Deep…
Are two-person crews less safe than a single engineer?
News item: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) ordered MTA Metro-North Railroad to have two qualified crewmembers in the lead cab until Metro-North’s signal system is updated to ensure automatic train…
Emergency Order 29: Where’s the consistency?
When we investigate accidents and injuries, when we analyze failures of any sort on any railroad, we are searching for a root cause—that determining factor, or factors, that drive the…
FRA issues emergency order to Metro-North
In the wake of the Dec. 1, 2013 wreck of an MTA Metro-North Railroad train that was apparently caused by an overspeed condition and that resulted in four deaths and…
Spuyten Duyvil: Why? A safety expert weighs in
Pearl Harbor. Dallas. 9-11. Lac Mégantic. Now we have “Spuyten Duyvil” to add to the collection of names that, before they became linked to tragedy and loss of life, were…
NTSB to ACRE: You’re out!
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 removed the Association of Commuter Rail Employees (ACRE) as a participant in its investigation into the Dec. 1 derailment of…
Gotham's robust rail growth
MTA is readying infrastructure additions; continuing to repair, upgrade, and harden existing facilities; and acquiring new rolling stock, all in order to meet increasing passenger demand.
Metro-North wreck kills four, injures 63
Four people were killed and 63 were injured, 11 critically, when a seven-car Metro-North train derailed on a curve and rolled over at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. The…
MTA labor talks: Cannon to left, cannon to right
Hard times motivate T-bone steak lovers to chow down on Spam or Sloppy Joes, but unionized workers employed by MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Staten…
New Haven Line target: Normal Monday
Metro-North Railroad is hoping to resume normal service frequency on its New Haven Line Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, according to railroad officials and Connecticut state transportation representatives.
MTA forms rail safety panel
New York's Metropolitan Transporation Authority has appointed six people to a Blue Ribbon Panel to study the causes of rail accidents and incidents, including the major derailment last May on…
Metro-North West Haven Station to open Aug. 18
The parking scramble officially begins this week for access to the new West Haven Station on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, in anticipation of the station's opening for service on…
Grand Central’s “Grand Centennial Parade of Trains”
An impressive assembly of historic passenger railcars spanning the heyday of luxury rail travel, as well as examples of contemporary railroad technology, will be on display together for the first…
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