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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.
New NYC DOT chief: Polly Trottenberg
Polly Trottenberg, familiar to the rail industry in her role as Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, will serve as the Transportation Commissioner for New York…
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.
Group seeks revived Queens, N.Y., rail route
In Queens, N.Y., the Queens Public Transit Committee for the Reactivation of Rockaway Beach Line plans a media event Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in order to emphasize public support for…
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 locomotives get a lift
MTA Staten Island Railway’s revitalized freight operation recently took delivery of four new locomotives from Brookville Equipment Corp. Normally, domestic locomotives are delivered by rail, but the equipment move to…
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