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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Weed and web: Marijuana, internet sales taxes are key in new plan to fund New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority

By Raanan Geberer, Brooklyn Daily Eagle; February 26, 2019 On top of the widely publicized congestion pricing proposal that would…

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New York: Metro-North announces start of New Haven line service between Bronx and Manhattan

By Kristin Toussaint, Metro; February 26, 2019 The Metro-North New Haven line trains will soon travel between Fordham and Manhattan,…

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New York City’s subway stations and train cars will get thousands of new digital screens, earning the MTA millions of dollars

By Dan Rivoli, Transit Reporter, New York Daily News; February 25, 2019 You’ll see more ads on your commute, thanks…

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Bombardier resumes deliveries of subway cars to New York City

By Allison Lampert, Reuters; January 28, 2019 MONTREAL (Reuters) – Bombardier said it has resumed delivering subway cars to New…

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Long Island Rail Road president Eng defends against use of special tape on train exteriors

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; January 28, 2019 Following LIRR president Phillip Eng’s announcement last week that the railroad would…

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Skanska awarded $365 million contract for final phase of New York’s Croton-Harmon Yards project

By Staff, Real Estate Weekly; January 24, 2019 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad selected the Skanska-ECCO Joint Venture…

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New York City transit chief slams Bombardier, halts rail car deliveries over problems

By The Canadian Press, CBC News; January 24, 2019 The head of the New York City Transit Authority and former…

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Major capital expenditures planned in older U.S. transit and commuter systems

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; January 22, 2019 There’s an enormous amount of money out there for contractors, vendors…

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New York: Amtrak trains could serve Long Island

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; January 22, 2019 Albany Some Metro-North commuter trains serving the New Haven line could arrive…

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New York: Hidden Long Island Rail Road Train Station May Be Coming To Town Near You

By Carolyn Gusoff, CBS New York 2; January 21, 2019 YAPHANK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One of the smallest train stations…

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New York Penn Station Access Project gets greenlight, will open West Side to Westchester commuters for first time

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News, lohud.com; January 22, 2019 Metro-North and Amtrak have overcome their public disagreements over…

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New York Senator Charles Schumer: Amtrak needs to be ‘flexible’ in talks with MTA to make West Side access plan a reality

By Christopher J. Eberhart, Rockland/Westchester Journal News, lohud.com; January 18, 2019 U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer pushed Amtrak to “be more flexible”…

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New York City: $60M contract will finally bring East Side Access to Grand Central

By Michelle Cohen, 6 Sqft; January 10, 2019 It was announced today that a $60.2 million contract to build the project that…

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