New York’s Metro-North pays engineers to stay home, while service west of the Hudson deteriorates

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; March 13, 2019 Metro-North Railroad has gone on a hiring spree, adding locomotive…

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Comptroller report: New York’s Long Island Rail Road did not follow its ‘playbook’ during service disruptions

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; March 11, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s failure to comply with its own internal…

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8 Remnants of Current New York Penn Station That Will Disappear Soon

By Michelle Young, Untapped Cities; March 12, 2019 As fans of Untapped Cities know (especially those that have taken our…

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The right way in New York and New Jersey: Gateway boondoggle must scale back and fix the Hudson tunnels now

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; March 12, 2019 On Tuesday, the Amtrak officials pushing the railway’s $30…

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Food service on Albany-New York City train may re-up in 2019

By Diego Mendoza-Moyers, Albany Times-Union; March 9, 2019 Schenectady Food service may be coming back to Amtrak’s Empire Service train…

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If Albany Won’t, We Will: New York City Speaker Pushes Transit Agenda

By Henry Goldman and Martin Z Braun, Bloomberg; March 5, 2019 The leader of New York’s City Council vowed to…

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New York Senator Schumer says Governor Cuomo’s plan to freeze out Amtrak on Gateway Tunnel Project is ‘dumb’

By Carl Campanile, New York Post; March 4, 2019 Sen. Chuck Schumer took a rare shot at Gov. Cuomo Monday…

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont pitches tolls for rail improvements

By Ken Dixon, Greenwich Time; March 1, 2019 BRIDGEPORT — “Thank God the train was on time,” Gov. Ned Lamont…

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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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New York City Gateway Tunnel Gets Dose of Cold Water From Washington

By Elise Young and Henry Goldman, Bloomberg; February 20, 2019 The federal spending bill signed last week by President Donald…

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New York: Will Brooklyn’s Freight Trains Get Rolling Again?

By Chris Polansky, The Bridge; February 19, 2019 On occasional moments of quiet in Brooklyn, when the sounds of honking…

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To shame or not shame: That’s the Long Island Rail Road question on rider behavior

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; February 16, 2019 For as long as there has been a Long Island Rail Road,…

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Bombardier Sees Rail Project Issues Solved by the End of 2020

By Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg; February 14, 2019 Bombardier Inc. expects to complete at least three of its most delayed rail…

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Video: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Talks New York Penn Station Improvements

From CBS New York 2; February 13, 2019 New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says NJ TRANSIT has settled its debt…

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New York: Berkshire train service would target downstate millennials

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; February 6, 2019 ALBANY — Plans for a seasonal weekend train service to the Berkshires…

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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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New Jersey Republicans urge Congress to examine Amtrak operations

By Staff, NJBIZ.com; January 25, 2019 The New Jersey Assembly transportation committee approved a resolution Thursday urging Congress to examine…

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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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Long Island Rail Road’s 2018 ridership of 89.8 million highest in nearly seven decades

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; January 22, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road carried 89.8 million riders in 2018, the most…

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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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