U.S., Connecticut: A frank conversation with the transportation commissioner

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Viewpoints, The Connecticut Mirror; January 16, 2020 Joseph Giulietti is finishing his first year as Commissioner…

Continue Reading →

U.S., New York – How to fix Penn Station: Fast-track rail and platform upgrades before expanding

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; January 7, 2020 Gov. Cuomo is right that the hellhole that is…

Continue Reading →

U.S., New York: High-speed rail between Buffalo and New York City isn’t cost-effective

By Jonathan English, City & State New York; January 6, 2020 There is no more dependable career in the United…

Continue Reading →

U.S., New York: Can Penn Station Handle 175,000 More Riders? Cuomo Thinks So

By Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times; January 6, 2020 Pennsylvania Station, the busiest rail station in the Western Hemisphere,…

Continue Reading →

U.S.: Amtrak to upgrade New York Penn waiting area ahead of Moynihan station opening

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; January 6, 2020 Travelers best expect a little dust when they pass through New…

Continue Reading →

U.S., New York: Penn Station expansion plan to include eight new tracks, increase capacity by 40 percent

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; January 6, 2020 Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans Monday to add eight new tracks and a…

Continue Reading →

Metropolitan Transportation Authority doesn’t know why subways cost so much more to build in New York City

By Jacob Henry, David Meyer and Bernadette Hogan, New York Post; November 12, 2019 The MTA’s construction chief said Tuesday…

Continue Reading →

New York City’s Grand Central Train Shed Project May Take 20 Years, Report Says

By Brendan Krisel, Staff, Patch; November 11, 2019 MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — The Metropolitan Transit Authority is getting ready to…

Continue Reading →

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers employees 4 hours of pay to not vote during work

By David Meyer, New York Post; November 4, 2019 At the MTA, it pays vote early. The transit agency offered…

Continue Reading →

Back on Track: How U.S. Cities Are Reinventing Their Train Depots

By Matt Grossman, Commercial Observer; October 22, 2019 Get them talking, and you’ll quickly learn that train buffs and history…

Continue Reading →

Long Island Rail Road says M9A fleet already six months behind schedule, and more expensive

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 22, 2019 One month after the Long Island Rail Road’s newest train fleet debuted…

Continue Reading →

New York’s Long Island Rail Road rolls out laser-focused train to rid tracks of slimy leaf residue

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 18, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road said it’s focused on reducing delays caused…

Continue Reading →

Your Metro-North commute could get shorter if this new Connecticut transportation plan gets approved

By Eliza Fawcett and Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; October 16, 2019 New York City could get a little closer under a…

Continue Reading →

Amtrak rolls out more comfortable cars for trips out of Chicago

By David Roeder, Chicago Sun-Times; October 16, 2019 If you haven’t traveled by train in a while, Amtrak is summoning…

Continue Reading →

It took me 96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 16, 2019 Over 96 hours, I saw more of the US than I had…

Continue Reading →

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Study Train Service on Freight Line Key to ‘Triboro’ Rail Idea

By Dan Rivoli, Spectrum News NY 1; October 15, 2019 It’s been 95 years since passenger trains rumbled down the…

Continue Reading →

Amtrak Pittsburgh-to-New York train to add baggage car for bikes

By Joe Napsha, TribLive.com; Octobrer 14, 2019 Bicyclists can place their bike on a baggage car at select stations when…

Continue Reading →

Train in vain: The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s cost projections for reviving the Long Island Rail Road’s Rockaway Beach Branch don’t add up

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; October 12, 2019 The last trains ran on the Long Island Rail…

Continue Reading →

Governor Cuomo and New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority Look to Speed Up Sluggish Trains by as Much as 50%

By Dan Rivoli, Spectrum News NY 1; October 8, 2019 The MTA is going full throttle when it comes to…

Continue Reading →

Upstate New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members take issue with proposed Long Island Rail Road funding

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 23, 2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials representing Metro-North riders are crying foul that the…

Continue Reading →

New York’s Long Island Rail Road capital plan: Upgrade stations, tracks; purchase new diesel, M9A trains

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 22, 2019 New trains, longer station platforms, modern signals and fresh coats of paint…

Continue Reading →

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority seeks another $798 million to finish East Side Access project long plagued by delays and rising costs

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; September 19, 2019 Finishing the MTA’s cavernous new Long Island Rail Road stop…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

Amtrak reveals details about nonstop New York-Washington, D.C. service, new sleeping train amenities

By David Oliver, USA TODAY; September 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — A series of changes are on track to debut soon…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →