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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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants ‘top-to-bottom review’ of Chinese train maker CRRC that won design contest for New York City subway cars

By The Associated Press, South China Morning Post; May 20, 2019 The US Senate’s top Democrat is calling on the…

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Beyond the average race story – Planes, Trains and a Bus: We Raced From New York City to Washington, D.C. to Find Which Was Fastest

By Zach Griff, The Points Guy; May 14, 2019 Everyone has their preferred method of transit for the ~220 mile…

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Amtrak’s next-generation Acela cars taking shape

By Ted Mann, The Wall Street Journal, Market Watch; May 12, 2019 HORNELL, N.Y. — The future of American high-speed…

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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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Connecticut opinion: Metro-North must adopt better maintenance practices

By Robert Hale and Roger Senserrich, Connecticut Post; May 1, 2019 Gov. Ned Lamont’s 30-30-30 plan represents a long-needed, concrete…

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New York City’s Grand Central Terminal Goes Digital

By Marlo Safi, National Review; April 30, 2019 Americans need to keep in mind the aphorism, “If it ain’t broke,…

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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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Opinion – Bury the Gateway plan: The L train method is the proven way to repair the Hudson tubes

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; April 29, 2019 Amtrak’s $30 billion Gateway boondoggle, centered around repairing the…

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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: Ridership surges on Metro-North, no thanks to the Manhattan commuter

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; April 25, 2019 Six years ago, Metro-North rolled out the biggest service expansion…

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Long Island Rail Road retiree’s overtime more than doubles his pension

By Nolan Hicks, Carl Campanile and Ruth Brown, New York Post; April 24, 2019 This Long Island Rail Road retiree…

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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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When the Old Penn Station Was Demolished, New York Lost Its Faith

By Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times; April 24, 2019 There was a time when New York City had the…

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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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Danbury, Connecticut looks for faster train to New York City

By Katrina Koerting, News Times; April 9, 2019 DANBURY — Plans to use an old passenger rail line by the…

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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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Connecticut riders on Metro North trains will face delays during spring and summer construction season

By Staff, Hartford Courant; April 8, 2019 Springtime means construction on Metro-North railroad tracks, which means commuters will be seeing…

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The Pizza-and-Beer Train: New York City’s Hidden Railroad

By Corey Kilgannon, The New York Times; April 7, 2019 Ask a New Yorker about their opinion regarding trains and…

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Investigation: Can you bring a stuffed giraffe on public transit?

By Brian Hickey, Staff, PhillyVoice; April 1, 2019 Say you’re into taxidermy and fate would write a script in which…

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I spent 23 hours on an Amtrak train from Orlando to New York — and it was a roller-coaster experience with extreme highs and lows

By Áine Cain, Business Insider; April 1, 2019 I’m no Amtrak novice. I’ve taken the train between Williamsburg, Virginia, where…

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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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