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It has been about 20 years since MTA New York City Transit phased out tokens for the now-iconic MetroCard farecard used on the system’s subways and buses. Now, the New…
The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety-sensitive positions.
A joint venture of HerzogTransit Services subsidiary TransitAmerica Services and Alternate Concepts Inc. has been selected as the service provider that will operate and manage service on the CTrail Hartford…
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has selected a trio of consultants to help plan the future of the New Haven Line and the entire statewide rail system.
Metropolitan Transit Authority Metro-North Railroad is rebuilding the Prospect Hill Road Bridge in Southeast, N.Y. through a $9.5 million investment made possible by the MTA's 2015-19 Capital Program.
Former New York MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast was honored as Railway Age’s 54th Railroader of the Year at a dinner of the Western Railway Club on March 14…
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspended all service as of noon local time Tuesday because of increasing winds and heavy snow accumulations, and advised commuters to stay home as a…
MTA Metro-North Railroad and Zipcar, a leading provider of vehicle sharing services, on Feb. 24 launched the Hudson Valley Car Share initiative at nine train stations in New York State’s…
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.
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…
One of the busiest commuter rail lines in the U.S. is accelerating a buy of 60 new railcars.
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
I never thought I would find myself in the position of defending the Federal Railroad Administration, at least from anyone other than the Ayn Rand-Alan Greenspan-Phil Gramm-Rush Limbaugh types out…
William J. Ronan, generally acknowledged as the architect of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and who served as its first chairman, died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at his…
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