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NY: MTA Seeks Commuter Groups' Backing in LIRR Contract Fight
The MTA's chief wants commuter watchdog groups to help win public support for the agency in its ongoing contract dispute with LIRR union workers threatening to strike this summer.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Blind man survives track fall as LA train arrives
A blind man fell onto the tracks at a subway station as a train was arriving Thursday, but he escaped unharmed by lying flat as the cars screeched to a halt above him, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.
South Shore Record
MTA seeks second mediation board in LIRR contract a
MTA officials have officially asked President Obama to appoint a second Presidential Emergency Board in resolving its longstanding contract impasse with LIRR union workers, whose action to strike could now be pushed back to July.
NY: LIRR Pension Error May Cost Widow $26,707
The MTA is demanding that the widow of a retired LIRR train engineer who died in September repay nearly $27,000 in excess pension benefits the couple had received since 1995 because of an agency clerical error.
MTA asks Obama for emergency board to avoid LIRR strike
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority asked President Obama Wednesday to appoint a second emergency board to resolve negotiations between the Long Island Rail Road and eight of its unions.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
An Engineer Took These Stunning, Unauthorized Photos Of Tunnel Construction In Manhattan
During his final days, Conway ignored prohibitions against unofficial photography and captured stunning images of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's $10.8 billion project to bring the Long Island Railroad into Grand Central Terminal.
New York Daily News
MTA fails to apply for bus-loads of federal grants: report
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority could have applied for up to $410 million in federal grants for transit initiatives but opted not to file for the assistance; the money could have covered part of a recent expenditure of $512 million the MTA made for new buses, according to a report by the office of New York State Controller Thomas DiNapoli ... (more)
Tue Mar 04, 2014
State Assemblyman Launches Ads In Effort To Get Nazi War Criminals Out
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind has launched an ad campaign urging the expulsion of all illegal Nazi war criminals from the U.S. once and for all.
NY: MTA Plan Targets LIRR Pension Abuse
The MTA wants Long Island Rail Road workers to give up a piece of their LIRR pensions if they are also collecting federal occupational disability benefits -- a plan that union leaders say would unfairly punish the legitimately injured.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
New York Daily News
Politicians to Cuomo: keep away from MTA's $40M
A group of 30 New York state legislators called on Gov. Cuomo to keep his mitts off $40 million earmarked for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that they want to use to pay for improved bus and subway services.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Woman Struck, Killed by Bus While Crossing Williamsburg Street
A woman was struck and killed by an Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus early Saturday morning while crossing the street in Williamsburg.
New York's MTA Utilizes Social Me...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its various divisions, including New York City Transit, the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road, will begin monitoring social media to detect problems and improve service, the public corporation announced this week.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The Danbury Daily Voice
Fairfield County Lawmakers Take Complaints To Metro-North
State legislators, including some from Fairfield County, took aim at Metro-North officials and unloaded a series of complaints about the commuter railroad during an informational forum Thursday at the Capitol, the Hartford Courant reported .
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Cap Metro plans to remove nearly all buses from Congress Avenue
Congress Avenue is currently home to about 10 bus routes. Soon, that number is expected to shrink to just one.
Streetcar named dissent
A battle is brewing on the streets of Los Angeles with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority gearing up to impose fare increases that would go into effect as early as Sept.
Verrazano toll cut roils critics, LIRR union chief
The MTA on Wednesday approved spending $7 million to reduce Verrazano-Narrows Bridge tolls for Staten Island residents, a move criticized by some board members and the head of the Long Island Rail Road's largest union, whose calls for a pay raise have been rejected during contract talks.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
CBS 3 Springfield
Conn. lawmaker: Metro-North management replaceable
State Rep. Antonio Guerrera, co-chairman of the legislature's Transportation Committee, says he wants to give Metro-North the benefit of the doubt when its two top executives meet with the committee Thursday.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Empire State News
MTA announces new initiatives to ensure passenger and worker safety
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a series of initiatives to improve safety throughout its operations by strengthening reporting responsibilities, emphasizing management oversight and installing Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced he is creating the position of Chief Safety Officer, a new senior management post ... (more)
Mon Feb 24, 2014
MTA Bus Time Expanding to Brooklyn, Queens Routes
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday announced its live-tracking system known as Bus Time will be expanded to include Brooklyn and Queens on March 9. They say riders in all five boroughs will now be able to check bus locations and arrival times online or on their phones.
Verrazano toll discount plan passes MTA committee; Rockland residents calling for similar break on Tappan Zee
Residents of upstate Westchester and Rockland counties, connected by the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River, think they should be entitled to the same toll discounts that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has put forth for Staten Island residents crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.