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3 hrs ago | South Shore Record

MTA, LIRR begin major restoration of Long Beach branch

Phase I includes clearing trees and bushes to make way for a new pole line, starting at the Lynbrook station and moving east.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, NY, Lynbrook, NY, Transportation, Railroads, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Island Park, NY

7 hrs ago | NY1

Transit Workers' Union Wants Cuomo to Get Involved in Stalled Contract Talks

The union representing 34,000 subway and bus workers is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to get involved in long-stalled contract talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Transportation, Railroads

10 hrs ago | The Real Deal

How Metro North parent locked up the land under Grand Central

From the April issue: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority signed a 280-year lease for the land under Grand Central Terminal, as well as for miles of suburban and rural rail lines, 20 years ago this month.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

FEMA Provides $400 Million For Sandy-Related Repairs At 2 MTA Tunnels

Sen. Charles Schumer has worked to secure more than $400 million in federal aid to help cover the damage sustained by two Metropolitan Transportation Authority tunnels during superstorm Sandy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Transportation, Railroads

Mon Apr 14, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Federal pay lanes report will come before Metro board April 24; cost overruns cited

A long-anticipated federal report on the viability of two pilot ExpressLanes projects on the 110 and 10 freeways will come before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority governing board April 24, according to Metro spokesman Rick Jager.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Construction, TechTeam Global, Jacobs Engineering Group, Pasadena, CA

Times Herald-Record

Dog who chased Metro-North train finds a home

In this April 8, 2014 photo provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, an MTA Police officier holds "Tie" on a leash at the Harlem 125th Metro North station in New York.

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

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NY1

Rumble of Passing Trains an Unwelcome Distraction for Students at Queens School

Any New Yorker knows the subway isn't easy on the ears, but it's especially loud at a Queens school located next to some elevated tracks, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking steps to try and lower the volume.

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Related Topix: New York, Transportation, Railroads

NY1

Off-Duty MTA Bus Driver Accused of Sexually Abusing Woman on Subway

Police have arrested an off-duty Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver accused of sexually abusing a woman on the subway.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

Thu Apr 10, 2014

CBS Local

Skimming Device Found On MetroCard Machine At 59th-Columbus Circle Subway Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority warned customers to be on the watch Thursday, after a skimming device was found on a MetroCard vending machine at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle stop in the heart of Midtown.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, World News, Romania

Wed Apr 09, 2014

NY1

Dog Dodges Metro-North Train for More Than a Mile

Every dog has its day, and one has many more to come after dodging a Metro-North train for more than a mile and living to bark about it.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

ABC News

New York Governor Takes Aim at Racy Subway Ad

New York transit officials say they will reconsider their advertising standards after a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo objected to a cleavage-baring subway ad for breast enhancement surgery.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Transportation, Railroads

The Miami Herald

Dog rescued from tracks after racing train in NYC

In this April 8, 2014 photo provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, an MTA Police officier holds "Tie" on a leash at the Harlem 125th Metro North station in New York.

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

Tue Apr 08, 2014

KTVN Reno

Cracks in LA commuter rail bridge to be repaired

Transportation officials say they will repair visible cracks that have emerged in a bridge that carries commuter trains over a downtown Los Angeles freeway.

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

Mon Apr 07, 2014

CBS Local

MTA: Skimming Devices Spotted On LIRR Ticket Machines In Baldwin

Metropolitan Transportation Authority police on Monday were reminding Long Island Rail Road customers to watch out while buying tickets at vending machines, after evidence was uncovered that scammers have been trying to steal credit and debit card information at one station.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Nassau County, NY

Entrepreneur Magazine

NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

When a Starbucks lease within the east wing of Grand Central Terminal ends in May, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will prohibit any chain stores from taking the space.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Women's Wear Daily

They Are Wearing: The NYC Subways

What captures the essence of New York City better than subway culture? The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently announced that in 2013, average weekday subway ridership was 5.5 million - the highest it's been since 1950.

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

Greenpoint Gazette

Residents, Pols Address G-Train Summer Shutdown

Concerned North Brooklynites gathered at the Polish & Slavic Center on Java Street Thursday night for a Town Hall about the five-week shutdown of the G Train between Nassau Avenue and Long Island City this summer for Hurricane Sandy repairs.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Long-Island-City, NY, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Railroads, Transportation

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Connecticut Post

Police investigate suspicious item on rail overpass

Police gave a verbal "all clear" signal and several investigators approached what appeared to be barrel on a railroad overpass on the city's East End Thursday evening.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

Mass Transit

CA: Westside Subway Extension Survives Legal Challenge by Beverly Hills

April 03--Knocking down one of the last hurdles for Los Angeles' long-awaited Westside subway extension, a judge ruled late Wednesday that transit officials followed environmental laws when they chose a route that would require tunneling under Beverly Hills High School.

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Related Topix: Beverly Hills, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Transportation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads, Los Angeles County, CA, West Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

The Real Deal

Theso Condo board: Second Avenue subway work damaged building

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority faces a $1 million lawsuit from the board at the Theso Condo on the Upper East Side over claims that the Second Avenue Subway project is damaging the faA ade.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

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