When Cuomo speaks, Lhota listens

On the final day of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Genius Transit Challenge Conference, and two days after an unsecured segment of replacement rail apparently caused a New York City Transit subway train to derail in Harlem, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an edict to the MTA to focus on “transformational change” for the city’s rapid transit network, the first segment of which opened in 1904.

Duos Technologies to test track security system with NYC Transit

Duos Technologies Group, Inc. has been issued a Letter of Intent to award a Purchase Order from New York City Transit for a turn-key system as part of a comprehensive pilot program to test and evaluate new technologies that provide a warning when persons or objects enter onto the operator’s tracks.

LIRR summer plan aims to take the heat off commuting during Penn Station repairs

Amid widespread criticism and even a commuter lawsuit spawned by Amtrak’s planned repairs to New York Penn Station, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday released a plan to maintain Long Island Rail Road rush-hour commuter capacity to and from Manhattan and minimize delays for commuters.

Librera heads MTA Staten Island Railway

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has appointed Sally Librera, a longtime professional in MTA New York City Transit’s Department of Subways operations, to Vice President and Chief Officer of the Staten Island Railway (SIR). She is the first woman to lead SIR; her appointment is effective immediately.

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Rail Insights 2017 – Conference Agenda

  June 7 & 8, 2017  |  Union League Club Chicago  |  Chicago, IL   Conference Agenda   Platinum Sponsor:  MPL Innovations   Wednesday, June 7 8:00 Registration | Continental Breakfast     9:00 Opening

Railway Age honors Prendergast as Railroader of the Year

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 at the historic Union League Club, Chicago.

Irick named Acting NYCT President

Interim MTA Executive Director Ronnie Hakim on Feb. 2 named Darryl C. Irick Acting President of MTA New York City Transit (NYCT).

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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 Expansion Project.

Hakim, Ferrer named NYMTA interim heads

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast, Railway Age’s2017 Railroader of the Year, retires today (Jan. 31) and passes the reins, at least temporarily, to New York City Transit President Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, named Interim Executive Director. MTA Board Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer becomes Acting Chairman.

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 Highway Interlocking plant on the Culver (F) Line/IND 6th Avenue Line in Brooklyn, N.Y.