U.S., New York: Despite hurdles likened to ‘hand-to-hand combat’, MTA confident East Side Access will meet 2022 deadline

By Mark Hallum, amNY; September 22, 2020 An expected $16 billion deficit by 2024 hasn’t seemed to punch any holes…

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U.S., New York: Secret ‘Man Cave’ Discovered Below Grand Central Platform; 3 Subway Workers Busted

From NBC 4 Washington; September 24, 2020 At least three MTA employees secretly turned a storage room below one of…

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U.S., New York – It’s Never Too Late: Need for Rail Connection from the Central Terminal to Niagara Falls

By Hank Olejniczak, Buffalorising.com; September 16, 2020 The government of Ontario has committed to bringing daily commuter rail utilizing the…

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U.S., New York Governor Cuomo: Old train cars to be dropped off Long Island coast to boost artificial reef

By Bernadette Hogan, New York Post; September 15, 2020 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will be dropping…

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U.S., California: Kevin Dobson, ‘Kojak’ and ‘Knots Landing’ star and former Long Island Rail Road conductor, dies at 77

By NBC News, WCRB NBC 3; September 8, 2020 Kevin Dobson, an actor best known for his starring roles on…

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U.S., New York/New Jersey: Gateway delay increases project cost by hundreds of millions of dollars, planners say

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; August 28, 2020 A revised financial plan to fund the long-delayed Gateway project anticipates costs going…

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U.S., New York: $2 billion LaGuardia AirTrain gets green light from Federal Aviation Administration

By Rachel Vick, Queens Daily Eagle; August 24, 2020 A rail line linking Midtown Manhattan with LaGuardia Airport moved a…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak portion of Moynihan Train Hall renovation could see delays, cost spikes, report says

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; August 19, 2020 Inexperienced management, rising costs, and concerns about on-time completion are among the highlighted…

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U.S., New York: Long Island Rail Road stations being modernized as third track construction continues

By Elliot Weld, The Island Now; August 18, 2020 Several stations on the Long Island Rail Road are undergoing “complete…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Reserved Seating Offering for Acela Business Class Travelers

A press release from Amtrak; July 28, 2020: New, popular amenity to enhance the customer experience and offer more peace…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak and New Jersey TRANSIT Open First Phase of the Refreshed Ticketed Waiting Area at New York Penn Station

A press release from Amtrak; July 27, 2020: More modern amenities combine with enhanced safety measures for improved customer experience…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak Promotes New Technology, Contactless Travel, Physical Distancing and Other Safety Measures at New York Penn Station

A press release from Amtrak; July 21, 2020: Customers can receive boarding information push notifications directly from the Amtrak app…

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U.S., New York station in motion: On Penn redo and beyond, Amtrak must accept lessons from L-train tunnel renovation

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; July 20, 2020 Someone had better remind the folks planning the Empire…

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U.S., New York Opinion – Sarah Feinberg Alone Has Been Minding the MTA Mint: The Federal Transit Man

By Larry Penner, Railway Age Magazine; July 14, 2020 Who has been minding the mint after learning about the latest…

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U.S., New York: In crisis once again, Metropolitan Transportation Authority looks to private sector proposals for help

By Mark Hallum, AM New York; July 9, 2020 If New Yorkers remember the Genius Challenge from 2017, as the…

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U.S., Florida: Amtrak to reduce New York-Florida trains starting July 6, with more cuts coming Oct. 1

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; June 29, 2020 Starting next week, Amtrak is cutting back service between New York and…

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U.S. – New York Cross Harbor Rail Tunnel? Not in our lifetime: The Federal Transit Man Opinion

By Larry Penner, RT&S Magazine; June 16, 2020 There is only $70 million for advancing an environmental study for the…

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U.S.: Amtrak Donates Surplus Food to Charities During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Donald Wood, Travel Pulse; April 29, 2020 The coronavirus outbreak has forced Amtrak to reduce and temporarily suspend service…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman says agency needs $3.9 billion in federal aid to stay afloat

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 16, 2020 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which has lost more than 90% of its…

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U.S., New York, Opinion: Without more cash, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority may collapse when New York City tries to reopen

By Nicole Gelinas, New York Post; April 13, 2020 The state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority has just suffered the worst month…

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U.S., New York – For better or worse: Long Island Rail Road ridership down, but on-time performance up in March

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 13, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is already skewing two of the Long Island Rail…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority cuts deal to make $1 billion off old transit headquarters building

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; April 2, 2020 The MTA on Thursday announced plans to redevelop its old…

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U.S., New York: Long Island Rail Road hit hard on different fronts by crisis, tries to forge ahead

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 1, 2020 LIRR management and union leaders are urging workers to do their part…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority borrows $1 Billion to stave off impending coronavirus fiscal apocalypse

By David Meyer, New York Post; March 18, 2020 The MTA will borrow $1 billion by the end of the…

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