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9 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

New York's G Train Returns to Service

Subway riders between Brooklyn and Queens are set to regain uninterrupted G train service as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel heavily damaged by superstorm Sandy.

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

20 hrs ago | Newsday

6 charged at Suffolk sobriety checkpoint

Six people were arrested at a Labor Day weekend sobriety checkpoint in Port Jefferson Station on Sunday night, Suffolk County police said.

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Related Topix: Port Jefferson Station, NY, Suffolk County, NY, Transportation, Railroads, Mastic Beach, NY, Centereach, NY

20 hrs ago | Patch.com

Panel Offers More Tips for Improving Metro-North Rail Safety

Monitor track conditions more closely with better data systems, change train schedules to allow more time for track work, and change the attitude of employees and management toward safety.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel

Sun Aug 31, 2014

New York Daily News

DONOHUE: Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have been very reluctant to talk about bedbugs in the transit system.

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Related Topix: Bedbugs, Health, Transportation, Railroads, Entomology, Science, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Newsday

LIRR passenger cars would get security cameras under MTA proposal

The Long Island Rail Road is considering a plan to install security cameras in passenger cars, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, New York

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Observer

Cuomo wants smooth holiday for c...

New York state Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed state agencies, including the Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Thruway and Bridge authorities, to suspend all non-emergency construction that would result in lane closures or traffic delays over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, New York

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Ocean City, NJ, Retail, Wal Mart Stores

SILive.com

What's opened, what's closed on Monday, Labor Day

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be adding extra Staten Island Railway service on Friday for folks looking to get a head start on their Labor Day weekend.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Transportation, Railroads

Patch.com

Panel Offers More Tips for Improving Metro North Rail Safety

Monitor track conditions more closely with better data systems, change train schedules to allow more time for track work, and change the attitude of employees and management toward safety.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Brooklyn Paper

Free the G: End of the line looms for free G transfer

Straphangers and elected officials rallied Wednesday outside of the Broadway G station in Williamsburg to demand the Metropolitan Transportation Authority make a temporary free transfer from the G to the nearby J and M station at Lorimer Street permanent.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Transportation, Railroads, Queens, NY, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

SILive.com

Crime at 6-year low on Staten Island Railway; new police strategies and security cameras cited

Assemblyman Joseph Borelli confirmed that the MTA's railway security camera system, which was delayed two years, is finally fully operational.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Transportation, Railroads

Wed Aug 27, 2014

New York Daily News

Lawmakers want mandatory bedbug notifications from MTA

Two Brooklyn lawmakers are looking to mandate the MTA to alert the public within 24 hours after bedbugs have been discovered on buses or trains.

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Related Topix: Bedbugs, Health, Transportation, Railroads

CBS Local

MTA Report: Metro-North Sacrificed Safety For On-Time Performance

Riders are weighing in on findings from a new report saying Metro-North has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

Government Executive

How New York City Is Becoming Even More Map-Centric With Its Data

The availability of real-time transportation information can take some of the guess work out of getting from Point A to Point B. That's especially true in New York City where complex layers of transportation infrastructure, including the extensive subway and bus systems and the growing bikeshare network, present plenty of options for those who rely ... (more)

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, iPhone

WNYC-AM New York

Metro-North Not Safe Enough, Panel Finds

Metro-North needs a "fundamental rebuilding" of its safety culture. The panel was convened convened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the wake of a series of derailments and employee deaths.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

SILive.com

Additional Staten Island Railway service on Friday to aid Labor Day exodus

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be adding extra Staten Island Railway service on Friday for folks looking to get a head start on their Labor Day weekend.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Transportation, Railroads

DNAInfo.com

MTA Launching New Bus Routes, Extensions as Part of $4.9M Upgrade

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has invested $4.9 million in new bus routes and extending service on multiple lines citywide as a way to accommodate the city's growing population, officials announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Queens, NY, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, Manhattan, NY, Jamaica, NY

Queens Crap

Changes to bus routes coming

From Epoch Times : New bus routes and route extensions across New York City will start Sunday, August 31. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is making $4.9 million in bus service improvements for 2014, targeting growing neighborhoods.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, Transportation, Railroads, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Flushing, NY, Jamaica, NY

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Bennington Banner

New York City subway train goes wrong way

New York City transit officials say a subway operator and conductor have been taken out of service while they investigate how a train ended up going the wrong way.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Juneau, AK

Mon Aug 25, 2014

CBS Local

Bedbugs Reported On Another N Train; Conductor Says She Was Bitten

Bedbugs were reported on yet another subway train Monday, when a conductor reported she was bitten on an N Train.

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Related Topix: Bedbugs, Health, Transportation, Railroads

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