New England opinion: Let’s restore passenger service on the Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Connecticut Mirror; July 15, 2019 It is time to restore passenger service on the Berkshire (Housatonic)…

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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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‘Loud boom’ at New York Penn Station was electrical issue, not gunshots, New Jersey Transit says

By Joshua Jongsma, North Jersey Record; July 11, 2019 The good news for commuters at Penn Station Thursday evening, the…

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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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Guest Spot: Shifting freight from road to rail on New York’s Long Island

By John Henry, Riverhead News-Review; June 28, 2019 You don’t have to be a transportation expert to grasp that something…

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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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New York high-speed rail project faces another delay

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union; April 26, 2019 Albany Efforts to boost passenger train speeds across upstate New York…

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Rough June for New York’s Long Island Rail Road, but railroad president refuses to take ‘foot off the gas’

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 23, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road, after steadily improving service since late last…

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All aboard for friendship: Women mark three decades after meeting as Long Island Rail Road commuters

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 19, 2019 They were hard to miss. In the second-to-last-car of the 7:49 a.m. train…

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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 Jersey Transit train delays hit a record after Governor Murphy’s pledge to fix them

By Bloomberg News, Crain’s New York Business; June 13, 2019 New Jersey Transit commuter trains have hit their worst on-time…

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New Jersey: It won’t be a summer of hell, commuters. It’ll just be annoying. And it starts Monday.

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; June 15, 2019 We won’t call it the “Summer of Hell.” That was supposed to happen…

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New York City-to-Berkshires Amtrak pilot could start in 2020, thanks to funding

By Tom Acitelli, Curbed Boston; June 12, 2019 A state senator driving the effort to create a passenger rail link…

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Inside Amtrak’s next-generation Acela train: ‘Wi-Fi, craft beers and reliable schedules’

By Kris Van Cleave, CBS This Morning, CBS News; June 11, 2019 Amtrak plans to replace its popular Acela trains…

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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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Extending New York subway to New Jersey could speed commute for thousands

From Bloomberg, Crain’s New York Business; May 28, 2019 As the Trump administration blocks the Gateway commuter-rail tunnel project, a…

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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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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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