Historic New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital plan includes nearly $5 Billion for Metro-North projects, including Penn Station Access

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; September 16, 2019 The largest-ever capital plan in Metropolitan Transportation Authority history includes…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs more revenue, not service cuts

By Andrew Albert and Lisa Daglian, Crain’s New York Business; September 10, 2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye raised…

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When a Transit Agency Becomes a Suburban Developer

By John Surico, CityLab; August 21, 2019 Like many towns across America, Harrison, New York is desperate to revitalize its…

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New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority audit blasts antiquated Long Island Rail Road work rules with ‘no modern justification’

By Nolan Hicks, New York Post; August 15, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road awards overtime at nearly double the…

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New York Governor Cuomo’s choice: Enable transit turnaround or undermine it

Opinion By The Editors, Crain’s New York Business; July 23, 2019 Have you heard the one about the MTA being…

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman: Change New York state law to stop cheating workers from collecting pensions

By David Meyer, Bernadette Hogan and Ruth Brown, New York Post; July 11, 2019 The MTA chairman on Thursday called…

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New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General releases bundle of reports detailing fraud and abuse at agency

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; July 10, 2019 Dozens of MTA employees have been disciplined for overtime abuse,…

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Star New York City subway fixer could be stripped of major responsibilities: report

By Ryan Deffenbaugh, Crain’s New York Business; July 1, 2019 New York’s star subway fixer could lose much of his…

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New York State Legislature backs off plan to lower Long Island Rail Road’s on-time metric

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 27, 2019 The state Legislature, responding to a request from the chairman of the…

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Long Island Rail Road president offers employees unexpected overtime incentive

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 25, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road offered some of its union workers overtime pay…

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Call to Study New Transit Line Linking New York City’s Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn

By Jeanmarie Evelly, citylimits.org; June 19, 2019 A more than 20-year-old proposal to construct an above-ground rail line connecting Brooklyn,…

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo puts Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers on notice after time clock cord cut in Long Island Rail Road office

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; June 6, 2019 A severed cable at a LIRR workplace is a smoking…

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‘Saboteur’ cuts wire on fingerprint machine fighting Long Island Rail Road overtime abuse

By Nolan Hicks, Alex Taylor and Aaron Feis, New York Post; June 5, 2019 A suspected saboteur cut a cable…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority hiring consultant to crack down on payroll amid overtime fiasco

By Nolan Hicks, New York Post; May 22, 2019 The MTA will hire an outside consultant to review its payroll…

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Editorial Opinion: End of the line for New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority overtime abuse? Don’t count on it

By The Editors, Crain’s New York Business; May 13, 2019 Stop the presses: Transit workers are exploiting the system to…

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New York Governor Cuomo says massive overtime at Long Island Rail Road ‘physically impossible’

By Bernadette Hogan, Rich Calder and Ruth Brown, New York Post; May 10, 2019 He’s finally on board. Gov. Cuomo…

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Long Island Rail Road employees refusing to work overtime after MTA crackdown

By Ruth Brown and Nolan Hicks, New York Post; May 10, 2019 Hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers are…

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Watchdog group to New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority: Shrink labor costs, save hundreds of millions

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 30, 2019 A new report by a fiscal watchdog group calls on the MTA…

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Overtime for Long Island Rail Road employees up more than 50 percent since 2015

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 29, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s overtime costs, which already are more than…

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New York’s MTA paid $418 million in overtime in 2018: report

By Katie Corrado, WPIX 11; April 24, 2019 NEW YORK — Fare hikes began on Sunday, but it looks like…

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Long Island Rail Road has been around longer than airplanes, automobiles, telephones

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 23, 2019 On April 24, 1834, 12 men signed their names on a state charter…

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The New York City money pit: Is it too late to save a few billion on East Side Access plans? Let’s find out

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; April 8, 2019 The scrapped 15-month closure of the L train tunnel,…

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In New York, Gateway to the future: Break the transportation-industrial complex

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; April 4, 2019 On Monday, hours after becoming MTA chief, Pat Foye…

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Long Island Rail Road officials outline plans to go after those who do not pay their fares

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 1, 2019 New measures being taken by the LIRR to address the $20 million…

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More space, accessibility part of $600 million New York Penn Station makeover for Long Island Rail Road passengers

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; March 15, 2019 Long Island Rail Road commuters are closer to a brighter, more spacious…

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