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September 2, 2014

NYC lawmakers want more transparency on bed bugs

Bed bugs were reportedly been spotted again on some New York City subways last week, with an N train even having to stop in Brooklyn, after the conductor came in contact with the pests.


August 28, 2014

N.Y. MTA investigating wayward train operator

Rail control ordered the train to let passengers off and then pull into a spur track to let it turn around safely, but the train at Canal Street instead headed uptown on the wrong tracks.


August 13, 2014

N.Y. testing 'intrusion' system to save people who fall on subway tracks

The detection systems, being tested at a secret location, feature thermal imaging cameras, laser-beam transmitters and other high-tech tools intended to alert the motorman if someone falls on the tracks.


August 12, 2014

N.Y. wayfinding maps help subway users orient themselves

New maps throughout the city make it easier for customers to learn what a neighborhood has to offer as they step out of a subway station.


July 17, 2014

Long Island Rail Road strike averted, deal reached

Provides the 17% wage increase recommended by the Presidential Emergency Board, and includes the first-ever healthcare contributions from the 5,400 workers that make up the eight unions while protecting commuters and the MTA’s long-term financial stability.


July 15, 2014

Updated: Long Island Rail negotiations collapse, workers prepare to strike

Union negotiators said Monday that talks had collapsed amid a dispute over whether future employees should be required to contribute to their health insurance and pensions.


July 3, 2014

N.Y. MTA fires conductors in test scandal

The scandal, first reported by the New York Daily News, involved someone using a smartphone to photograph the test on physical characteristics of the railroad and sharing it with the others.


July 2, 2014

N.Y. Grand Central Terminal foyer dedicated to Kennedy Onassis

The former First Lady and iconic New Yorker led the historic campaign to save Grand Central from destruction in the 1970s.


July 2, 2014

N.Y. police to crack down on subway acrobatics

Police Commissioner William Bratton acknowledges he is targeting subway acrobats as part of his embrace that low-grade lawlessness can cultivate a greater sense of disorder and embolden more dangerous offenders.


June 26, 2014

N.Y. MTA eyeing video surveillance for all subway cars

A former FBI agent and president of security system company said it would cost tens of millions of dollars to install the right cameras in all 6,000 cars, but would be worthwhile.


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