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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.
Firms qualified to bid on LIRR third track
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) on Feb. 2 announced the list of construction firms deemed qualified to bid on the LIRR…
60 more M-8s for ConnDot/Metro-North
One of the busiest commuter rail lines in the U.S. is accelerating a buy of 60 new railcars.
Masabi launches mobile ticketing with New York’s MTA
Masabi announced on July 6th that its mobile ticketing technology is now live with New York’s MTA. Using Masabi’s JustRide mobile ticketing platform, riders on Metro North Railroad and Long…
Metro-North’s GP35R locomotive overhaul project moves along
As the first GP35R locomotive overhaul completed by Brookville Equipment Corp. entered service on Oct. 24, 2015 for Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNR), the second unit (No. 107) began its journey…
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…
New York MTA touts compliance with FRA safety advisory
As a result of work completed in March 2014 in response to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Emergency Order 29, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North say they are in…
Six dead in Metro-North grade crossing collision: Update
Six people are dead following a horrific grade crossing collision involving a packed Metro-North train and a Mercedes Benz SUV just north of the Valhalla, N.Y., train station on the…
NTSB, Metro-North, and politicians, Part 3
Let’s continue with my comments from Part 1 and Part 2 on the Oct. 28, 2014 National Transportation Safety Board press conference regarding NTSB’s determination of the causes of five…
Why NTSB got it wrong
I forced myself to review every miserable second of the Oct. 28, 2014 NTSB press conference regarding NTSB’s determination of the causes of five accidents on Metro-North Railway (MNR), for…
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