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  • The MTA oversees the running of the buses and trains in NYC.
    Facts about the MTA
    The MTA stands for “Metropolitan Transit Authority” which is a term that mostly everyone who has ever been to New York City is familiar with. The MTA is responsible for overseeing the running of the trains and buses throughout the...
  • Rail road strike averted following a successful deal
    LIRR workers get 17 per cent pay raises to avert strike
    It was all smiles today at the end of rigorous negotiations between union leaders and chairman of the Long Island Rail Road, the US busiest commuter rail line. The non-compromising stance from both sides had led to a looming strike that would have...
  • Grand Central Terminal, New York City
    New York transit contract talks stalled as strike date approaches
    New York City railway transit workers from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) still do not have a contract yet and the date of the planned strike looms near. Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) workers...
  • Metro North, MTA Memorial Day Weekend schedule
    Memorial Day weekend 2014: Metro North holiday schedule Fri-Mon, MTA halts work
    Memorial Day weekend kicks off Friday and the long weekend can bring long wait times for travelers, but some good news is coming from the MTA today. The MTA will halt construction on bridges and tunnels through the Memorial Day weekend to speed...
  • Progress on the Second Avenue subway
    Progress on the Second Avenue subway
    According to the MTA, the long awaited 'T' line is almost here. The site of that big white box on 2nd Avenue and 70th Street will soon be history, as early as December 2016.The Second Avenue Subway will reduce overcrowding and delays on...
  • Citi Bike stations are moving
    Citi Bike stations outside Grand Central Station will be relocated temporarily
    Starting next Monday, the Citi Bike stations outside of Grand Central Station will be moving to new locations, Citi Bike NYC announced on Wednesday.The stations are being relocated to allow for the completion of New York City Transit electrical...
  • Niculae Petre and Dorin Husa
    Guilty pleas in LIRR skimmer scam case
    Two Romanian nationals pleaded guilty Friday and admitted their involvement in a massive identity theft scheme that used credit card skimmers to target Long Island Rail Road ticket machines, Nassau prosecutors said March 14.Niculae Petre, 45, and...
  • Bus driver killed, 4 injured after stolen truck crashes in Manhattan
    Bus driver killed, 4 injured after stolen truck crashes in Manhattan
    A veteran New York City bus driver was killed and four others were injured Wednesday morning after a stolen box truck collided with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus in Manhattan’s West Village, authorities said.The Feb. 12 crash...
  • Feds ordering safety changes to Metro-North line after deadly crash
    Feds ordering safety changes to Metro-North line after deadly crash
    In the wake of the deadly crash on New York's busy Metro-North commuter railroad, the federal government has ordered the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to make changes to make the line safer.According to NBC News on Dec. 6, the...
  • Woman Gives Birth to Baby Boy in Penn Station
    A New York Minute: Woman Gives Birth to Baby Boy in Penn Station
    BY PESHEAN ZHANGPublished on: August 8, 2013Expected mother Ana Aguiree went into labor on Wednesday morning while waiting for a Long Island Rail Road train at Penn Station.MTA police officers Vinay Hathiramani, Joe Cona, Melissa DeFrancesco and...
  • MTA To Increase Subway Fares Once Again
    MTA To Increase Subway and Toll Fares Once Again
    BY PESHEAN ZHANGPublished on: July 25, 2013Tolls, MetroCard fares will go up once again in 2015 and 2017 according to the updated MTA financial plans released on Wednesday.Individual prices will go up 7.5% in the next 2 years and again in 4 years....
  • Train service is restored to Far Rockaway post Sandy
    Train Service Returns to Far Rockaway While Cleanup Efforts Are Still In Effect
    Far Rockaway, Queens has had its share of difficulties since hurricane Sandy. The rebuilding process has been ongoing since Sandy destroyed its boardwalks, communities, and businesses. The impact it left on train service was so severe that many...
  • MTA public hearing about a new bus service coming to Brooklyn
    MTA gets public feedback about new Brooklyn bus service and B67 extension
    Tonight’s MTA public hearing at Brooklyn Borough Hall introduced a new bus service, and an extension to the B67.The B32 will be the newest addition to Brooklyn, connecting residents of Williamsburg and Greenpoint to Long Island City, Queens...
  • Long Beach train service resumes
    Long Beach train service resumes Sunday, November 25th (Video)
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the MTA Long Island Rail Road is restoring electric train service on the Long Beach Branch beginning Sunday, November 25th. In restoring the Long Beach electric service, the LIRR will be operating on a near...
  • PATH World Trade Center reopens Monday
    PATH World Trade Center re-opens Monday
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today announced that weekday PATH service will resume to Lower Manhattan along the World Trade Center line beginning Monday, November 26 at 5 a.m.The World Trade Center PATH line will...