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Metro North Train Derails in the Bronx, MTA Confirms Several Fatalities

Sunday, December 01, 2013

WNYC

A Metro-North train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said.

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WATCH: the 2013 NYC Marathon, in Time-Lapse Slo-Mo

Friday, November 22, 2013

You know the marathon as an iconic New York City event -- but for New York's MTA, the first Sunday in November is the "most prominent day of the year...(for) the nation's longest suspension bridge."

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NYC Subway Breaks Ridership Record

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WNYC

If you were in New York City on Thursday, October 24th, chances are you rode the subway. You weren't alone.

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NY's MTA -- Fare & Toll Hikes in 2015 & 2017 Won't Be As Large

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Some years ago, to crawl out of its budget hole, NY's MTA said, essentially, there would be fare and toll hikes in perpetuity. But on Wednesday, the authority said, well, at least the hikes for 2015 & 2017 will be about half of what we projected. 

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New York's Transit Lockbox Bill Now in Cuomo's Hands

Friday, November 01, 2013

A dedicated source of revenue for the state's transit system is just a gubernatorial signature away.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brooke Gladstone on DHS Oversight; MTA; DNA

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of On The Media talks about a new program to shed light on the Department of Homeland Security (with a little help from listeners). Then, the 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the state of the MTA with WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Jim O’Grady. Plus: Emma Keller, columnist for The Guardian, and Kai Wright of Color Lines, talk about their personal exploration of DNA.

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My Sandy Transportation Photo Diary

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WNYC

Everyone has their Sandy photos. As I was biking (or taking the "bus bridge") from well-lit Brooklyn to dark Manhattan and back covering the storm and its aftermath, I snapped photos on my phone.  Here are a few.

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UPDATED: Is The MTA Prepared For Another Sandy?

Monday, October 28, 2013

WNYC

Here's what we know: the MTA is applying for $4.5 billion in federal funds to fortify New York's transit system against future storms. What we don't yet know: will the authority figure out how to to seal off the mouths of the 14 tubes that lie beneath the city's waterways?

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Free Ride: New York's MTA to Waive Fares for Some Subway Lines on Sandy Anniversary

Friday, October 25, 2013

Some of the MTA's hardest-hit subway lines will be free on October 29.

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PHOTOS: Subway Kittens Contained -- For Now

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Arthur and August, the subway-delaying felines whose escapades briefly halted service at one Brooklyn station this summer, have been adopted.

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VIDEO: Repairing the Sandy-Flooded R Train Subway Tunnel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WNYC

What does it take to repair a subway tunnel that was inundated with 27 million gallons of salt water? Watch and see.

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Subway Annoucements: Help Us Find Missing Boy

Friday, October 11, 2013

WNYC

The MTA has gotten involved in the citywide search for an autistic boy who disappeared from his school last week. Straphangers now can hear subway announcements seeking help in finding Avonte Oquendo.

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Joe Lhota's Storm-Tossed Year at the MTA

Friday, October 11, 2013

WNYC

Joe Lhota, the Republican candidate for mayor, spent 2012 running the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the country's largest transportation system. How'd he do? And what kind of leadership style did he bring to the job?

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Bus Time Now Live in Manhattan

Monday, October 07, 2013

Real-time bus arrival information is now available for MTA's Manhattan bus routes.

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How the New Haven Line Got the Deep Freeze

Monday, October 07, 2013

WSHU

Now that Metro North's New Haven Line is operating on a normal schedule for the first time in nearly two weeks, some are asking how the system was so vulnerable that a failure on a single power feeder line could cause such a problem.

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New Haven Line On Brink Of Returning To Full Service

Friday, October 04, 2013

WNYC

Riders on the New Haven Line railroad could see full service restored by the Monday morning rush hour. An upgrade to a Metro-North substation that supplies electricity to the line's overheard wires is done, but must now be tested.

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Coming To Manhattan: Finding Your Bus By Phone

Friday, October 04, 2013

WNYC

By the end of this month, riders in Manhattan will be able to use their phone to track buses approaching their stop. So say signs that have begun to appear in the subway.

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Metro-North Promises More New Haven Line Trains, a Credit Program, and an Investigation

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Following a power outage that has curtailed service on the nation's most heavily traveled commuter rail line, New York's MTA says it will reimburse ticket holders.

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Transportation Nation

Con Ed: We "Likely" Caused Outage That Led to Severe Metro-North Disruptions

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

WNYC

Metro-North, the nation's largest commuter railroad, is still running at half capacity Tuesday. And Con Ed says its own work may have led to the power disruption that is vastly reducing service for tens of thousands of beleaguered commuters.

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