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Cuomo seeks funds for stricken rails, tunnels
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was reported Monday to be putting together request for $60 billion in federal aid to help pay for damage inflicted on the New York City…
Hurricane Sandy devastates NY/NJ-area passenger rail systems
Hurricane Sandy, the worst storm of its type to hit the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area in generations, had a devastating impact upon the region’s passenger rail systems, the busiest…
Islanders to Brooklyn: Net(s) plus for rail
Studies suggest that new sports arenas, or relocation of professional sports teams, don't really benefit or bolster a local economy. Perhaps, instead, they reflect the locale's existing health. So it…
New York subway riders face 11% fare hike
New York City's subways, which boast a daily ridership of more than five million, may raise single fares 11% from $2.25 to $2.50 next year or seek an equal increase in revenue…
NYC Bleecker Street subway transfer improves
For decades, New York City Transit customers attempting to transfer to the uptown (northbound) No. 6 subway line at Bleecker Street Station (in Manhattan) from other lines had to surface,…
Help Points coming to 102 NYCT stations
MTA New York City Transit announced Sept. 24 that it plans to install newly-developed Help Points—digital, instant communications devices—in 102 subway stations to give riders access to assistance and information…
NYCT's aging Brightliners get a new gleam
Introduced to service 48 years ago, New York City Transit's original fleet of 600 Budd-built R-32 cars—dubbed the Brightliners for their gleaming stainless steel bodies—has dwindled to 232 scarred survivors working on the…
MTA restores or enhances service offerings
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thursday said it would add or extend regional rail, subway, and bus services, most of which had been curtailed or discontinued due to earlier budget…
MTA NYCT to boost L Line subway service
Aided by New York's first successful application of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), New York City Transit's L Line will add service frequency June 9 in response to rapidly growing…
Bombardier signs MTA NYCT contract
Bombardier Transportation announced Monday that it has signed its contract for 300 R179 subway cars with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to be delivered to New York City Transit (NYCT).…
“Weight of a Nation”: Do trains make you fat?
HBO’s original series on American obesity, “The Weight of a Nation,” lacks transportation heft.
NYCT's No. 7 extension gets first rails
MTA New York City Transit announced Thursday that the No. 7 subway extension to Manhattan's West Side, now 65% complete, has just received its first set of rails.
NYC subways adding 28 locomotives
MTA New York City Transit on May 1 took delivery of the first of 28 new diesel-electric locomotives it is acquiring from Wabtec subsidiary MotivePower, Inc.
MTA eyes Bombardier for subway order
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors is expected Wednesday to award a contract to Bombardier Transportation for 300 R179 subway cars.
New York MTA capital funds secured in deal
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly has brokered a deal with Republican state legislative leaders to fully fund the last three years of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year capital…
Thales, Siemens land MTA NYCT contract
Thales and Siemens on Tuesday announced they have been awarded a contract to provide a permanent communications-based train control (CBTC) test track facility for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York…
New York subway ridership continues climbing
MTA New York City Transit says annual ridership on New York's subway system continued advancing in 2011, up 2.3% from 2010. That translates into about 1.640 billion riders for the…
Second Avenue Subway blasting found non-polluting
New York MTA Capital Construction (MTACC) says a study conducted by Parsons Brinckerhoff and reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found "no concerns that Second Avenue Subway construction is…
NYCT's new plan for weathering winter
It has long been a proud boast of passenger rail operators that their trains run when noting else does. That can be costly, as New York subways, which move five…
New York No. 7 line readies for CBTC work
MTA New York City Transit has announced it will suspend weekend service this fall between Queensboro Plaza (Queens) and Times Square (Manhattan) to begin installation of communications-based train control (CBTC).
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