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Amtrak fast-tracks NY Penn Station renewal
Following a pair of derailments that made a mess of the busiest U.S. rail commuter hub, Amtrak today rolled out plans to speed upgrades of track, operations and safety at…
MTA sets next phase of 2nd Avenue Subway projects
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board on Monday voted on measures to improve service for millions of New Yorkers who use subways.
MTA bringing back subway trash bins
An experiment aimed at keeping New York’s subway clean has been consigned to the dustbin of history.
NYMTA marks ridership milestones
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has reported record ridership numbers on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Metro-North Railroad and the newly added Second Avenue Subway.
NYCT Kings Highway Interlocking upgrade awarded to L.K. Comstock
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded a $98 million contract to RailWorks Corp. subsidiary L.K. Comstock & Company Inc., to upgrade the MTA New York City Transit Kings…
Four proposals received for LIRR at Penn Station
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) announced that it has received four design proposals from qualified engineering firms for the modernization of the LIRR’s level…
$1.6 billion new train station for New York
In January 2016, Empire State Development, the New York MTA, Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak issued an RFP soliciting proposals for the comprehensive redevelopment of the historic midtown Farley…
In memoriam: Robert R. Kiley
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) fifth and longest-serving chairman, Robert R. Kiley, died Tuesday at the age of 80.
MTA’s U.S. Employment Plan for new subways aims for 33,165 U.S. jobs
Jobs to Move America updates the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)’s upcoming purchase of 940 subway cars with this number: up to 33,165 U.S. jobs could be supported.
MTA’s new role in Zika fight: Skeeter slayers
The state of New York is implementing aggressive initiatives to fight the Zika virus and partnering with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to combat the virus in the subway system.
Off the drawing board, and onto the map: New York City's Second Avenue Subway.
MTA approves final contract for East Side Access project
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board on Jan. 27, 2016 approved the final major contract for the East Side Access project, which will build and finish four platforms and eight…
FRA to Congress: Most railroads will miss PTC deadline
The Federal Railroad Administration sent its Status of Positive Train Control Implementation report to Congress showing that after seven years and significant assistance from FRA, most railroads will miss the…
MTA eyes more Canarsie Line capacity
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) seeks federal funds to add infrastructure and increase capacity on its Canarsie "L" line linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, currently handling huge increases in passenger…
Port Authority urged to fund Staten Island LRT
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), joined by Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, is urging the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) to fund a proposed West…
MTA five-year capital plan on hold
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been told to go back to its proposed $32 billion five-year capital program and, in essence, perform a do-over.
MTA: Second Avenue Subway, second phase, please
Signaling a commitment to continued subway expansion, Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO and Chairman Thomas Prendergast has requested funding for Phase 2 of New York City Transit's Second Avenue Subway, long…
LIRR strike averted as deal is struck
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday, July 17, 2014, that an anticipated strike by Long Island Rail Road workers, due to begin Sunday, July 20, has been averted.
LIRR strike probability increases
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is signaling its willingness to endure a strike by Long Island Rail Road employees, following a non-binding Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) decision seemingly favoring…
MTA HQ tests energy storage system
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has officially launched a "next-generation energy storage system," designed to allow the agency to function in the event of power disruptions from various sources.
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