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APTA touts 2013 public transit ridership
More Americans relied on public transit (bus and rail) in 2013 than in any year since 1956, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday, March 10, 2014.
LIRR's largest union OKs strike
Long Island Rail Road riders may have to brace for a strike as early as next month, following a unanimous vote Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, by the LIRR's largest union…
NYCT VakTrak due for overhaul
After years of sucking up tons of track debris from the underground portions of the subway system, one of MTA New York City Transit’s (NYCT) two vacuum trains is receiving…
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.
New York court upholds MTA payroll tax
The New York State Court of Appeals turned down an appeal Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 to overturn a payroll tax that helps fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
New GM for Santa Clara VTA
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors has appointed Nuria I. Fernandez general manager, following what it says was a nationwide search and 10-month recruitment process. She will…
MTA seeks $106 billion over 20 years
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority seeks to continue upgrading its rail infrastructure – along with other public transit – by requesting $106 billion during the next 20 years.
MTA CEO outlines proposed capital program
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, divulged details of MTA's proposed $29 billion capital program over the next five years, part of a…
Staten Island: We still want LRT
The Staten Island Economic Development Corp., along with the borough's Chamber of Commerce, continues to press for light rail – and, often specifically, an extension of New Jersey's Hudson-Bergen Light…
Old cross-borough transit plan gets new push
New York’s Regional Plan Association has revived an old idea, “Tri-Boro RX,” which would link three New York City boroughs with rail transit in a circumferential route around Manhattan.
LIRR eyes weekend service upgrades
MTA Long Island Rail Road says it will hold a public hearing Aug. 27 on a proposal to restore half-hourly service on its Port Washington Branch on weekends, as well…
MTA lands insurance protection for storms
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced July 31, 2013 that it has secured $200 million of insurance protection to help "pay for future repairs for damage to its infrastructure,…
Prendergast confirmed as MTA chairman
The New York State Senate confirmed Thomas F. Prendergast to serve as chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority late Thursday, June 20, 2013.
MTA awards "final" Second Ave. Subway contract
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Thursday, June 13, 2013, that it had awarded a contract for the "station finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ancillary buildings and entrances for the…
APTA notes safety, security award winners
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is touting the winners of the first annual Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards, which acknowledges rail transit agencies in North America for their…
All's quiet (sort of) beneath Grand Central
After two years and one month of blasting, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Tuesday that sandhogs working on the East Side Access project have concluded more than 2,400 controlled explosions under Grand…
MTA reopens (old) South Ferry Station
MTA New York City Transit's old South Ferry Station reopened for business at 5:00 a.m. Thursday, re-establishing a subway-ferry transfer point severed since Hurricane Sandy flooded large portions of lower…
MTA to reopen old South Ferry subway station
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken the figurative plunge to reopen its old station at South Ferry, in lower Manhattan, in early April, after Hurricane Sandy submerged both the…
New York MTA gets $193 million in Sandy aid
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are awarding New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority $193.1 million in Hurricane Sandy recovery funds, including initial reimbursement costs incurred by New…
Contract set for Second Avenue Subway station
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Friday said it had awarded a $258 million contract to Judlau Contracting, Inc., to tackle mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and finishing work for the 72nd Street…
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