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24 min ago | NY1

Annual Subway Report Card Puts No. 7 at Head of Class

Is your subway line making the grade? The Straphangers Campaign's "State of the Subways" report card returns after a year off, with findings that may surprise some riders.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Queens, NY, New York, NY

5 hrs ago | Newsday

Beverage, snack vending machines to be installed in dozens of LIRR stations

A Long Island Rail Road plan to install snack and beverage vending machines at most train stations will generate about $2.5 million in new revenue over the next 10 years, officials estimate.

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7 hrs ago | LongIsland.com

MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officers Rescue Families from Fire

July 30, 2014 - Quick action by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridge and Tunnel Officers saved more than a dozen people from a raging fire in a four-story apartment building near the Queens Midtown Tunnel this morning.

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Related Topix: Fire, Transportation, Railroads, Long-Island-City, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY

12 hrs ago | MLive.com

Poll: Will you take advantage of the new Bay Metro route connecting downtown, Uptown Bay City?

The Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced a new lunchtime, weekday route connecting Uptown Bay City, a 43-acre riverfront development, with downtown Bay City.

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Related Topix: Bay City, MI, Transportation, Railroads, Manufacturing, Dow Corning, Chemicals, Opinion

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Empire State News

MTAa s proposed 2015 Budget and Four Year Financial Plan maintains...

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released its proposed 2015 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan, which includes budget projections through 2018.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

Mon Jul 28, 2014

New York Daily News

MTA sets fare and toll hikes at 4% for 2015

Anyone buying a MetroCard in 2015 will have to shell out more money now that the MTA has set a 4% hike for fares and tolls.

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Business Journal

The volume of Metro fare cheats might amaze you

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today is considering methods of cracking down on freeloaders who don't use a Metro Tap Card.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Los Angeles County, CA

Newsday

LIRR: West Hempstead branch weekend service will soon return

Weekend service on the Long Island Rail Road's West Hempstead branch will soon return, the LIRR's president said Monday.

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GlobeSt.com

Report: MTA Capital Funding Gap Could...

Going on vacation? Get the latest commercial news in your inbox with GlobeSt.com's New York AM Alert .

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Albany, NY, Railroads, Transportation

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Newsday

MTA: 11 East Side Access sinkholes filled, but new holes possible

The MTA says it has filled in all the sinkholes discovered at a critical construction site for the nearly $11 billion East Side Access project, but can't rule out new holes forming in the future.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Long-Island-City, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY

Burbank Leader

Officials to study light-rail feasibility

Southland officials gathered Thursday and lauded a motion to start looking into the feasibility of converting Metro's Orange Line bus system in the San Fernando Valley into light rail that could one day extend to the San Gabriel Valley, passing by Bob Hope Airport in Burbank along the way.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Burbank, CA, Transportation, Railroads, North-Hollywood, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Chatsworth, CA

LongIsland.com

Hicksville Senior Arrested for Mailing Suspicious Powdered Substance to E. Garden City Business

The Nassau County Police Department Special Investigations Squad along with members of the New York City Police Department and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department assigned ... , NY - July 26th, 2014 - The Nassau County Police Department Special Investigations Squad along with members of the New York City Police Department and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hicksville, NY, Garden City, NY, East Garden City, NY, Nassau County, NY, Transportation, Railroads

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Mass Transit

CA: Metro Picks Skanska Venture to Build First Phase of Westside Subway

July 25--Three construction firms with what officials called a track record of success on Los Angeles County transit projects should build the first phase of the Westside subway, officials said Thursday, despite complaints from a competing bidder that it could do the job for nearly $200 million less.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Transportation, Railroads

NBC Los Angeles

Counting Down to Crunch Time Near LAX

One week before the planned 57-hour bridge demolition and major street closure of one of the busiest entrances to the LAX, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will showcase for news media the capabilities of its new high-tech Mobile Command Center.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads, Westchester, IL

Bloomberg

New York MTA Faces $12 Billion Capital Deficit, DiNapoli Says

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority may face a deficit of more than $12 billion in the next five years to fund infrastructure projects, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said.

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Newsday

MTA capital funding gap could mean more fare, toll hikes, report says

The MTA will likely find only half of about $27 billion the agency says it needs for infrastructure investments over the next five years, and could resort to additional fare and toll hikes to make up some of the remaining cost, a new state report said Thursday.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

LA Daily News

MTA approves study to convert Metro Orange Line to light rail

Calling the San Fernando Valley one of the most underserved areas in the county for public transit, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board on Thursday authorized a study on changing the Orange Line busway into a light rail system.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sherman-Oaks, CA

CBS Local

MTA To Begin Queens-Brooklyn 'G' Train Shutdown On Friday

Staphangers who rely on the "G" subway train are in for a rough ride as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is set to shut part of the line down for several weeks.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Queens, NY, Transportation, Railroads, Long-Island-City, NY

Pasadena Star-News

Traffic priority number one for MTA chair Garcetti

Taking over as chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday the agency needs to look beyond the boundaries of any one city and deal with the various county transit issues as a whole.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

New York Daily News

LIRR deal includes 2nd raise for conductors

All aboard for not one raise but two! The tentative Long Island Rail Road contract, reached last week, will give conductors a $10 per-shift bonus, or about $2,100 more per year.

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