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NY rail systems begin using work trains to clear 'slimy leaf debris'

Rail| October 23, 2017

A specialized Metro-North work train sprays water at high pressure, and specially equipped highway/rail trucks use rail scrubbers to remove crushed leaf residue from the tracks.

N.Y. MTA to roll out mobile rail ticketing app

Rail| May 18, 2016

The MTA eTix app, developed by Masabi, will to be rolled out next month on select lines; available to all LIRR & Metro-North customers by end of 2016.

Management & Operations| April 21, 2016

N.Y. MTA cancels APTA membership

Chairman/CEO Thomas Prendergast summarized the key reasons behind MTA's decision in a seven-page letter.

Security and Safety | January 20, 2016

Metro-North implements Confidential Close Call Reporting System

The information about close call incidents enables the railroad to identify factors that contribute to accidents or injuries and to correct these problems before they result in harm.

Rail| December 16, 2015

Metro-North replaces nearly 100K rail ties during track renewal work

Since May 2013, Metro-North workers have replaced 97,961 ties, laid 16.5 miles of continuous welded rails, rebuilt 88 switches, renewed and/or upgraded 32 railroad crossings, and performed 2,905 welds on joints that connect stretches of track with one another.

Management & Operations| November 19, 2014

Metro-North, LIRR to acquire video cameras for trains

Outward-facing cameras will be used to record track and wayside activities, and inward-facing cameras will be used to record the engineer’s control area while the train is in operation.
Management & Operations| September 10, 2014

Metro North rebuilds Conn. switching complex 4 months ahead of schedule

Metro-North was able to dramatically speed up the control house restoration by taking equipment that had already been built and was ready for installation at another complex that had a switch layout that was virtually identical. The equipment that was repurposed uses the most modern technology, reducing the amount of complicated wiring that had been damaged in a May 10 fire.
Management & Operations| March 12, 2014

Metro-North worker killed by train in Manhattan

James Romansoff was an eight-year employee in Metro-North’s Power Department, and was part of a crew restoring power to tracks that had been closed for weekend maintenance work. The NTSB and the FRA are investigating the incident along with Metro-North and the MTA Police Department.
Rail| September 25, 2013

Denver receives 4 FasTracks construction proposals

Competing teams are Bechtel/Herzog joint venture; Graham Contracting Ltd., Balfour Beatty, Hamon Contractors; North Metro Transit Solutions, a Kiewit/Stacy and Witbeck joint venture; and URS Energy and Construction Inc.
Government Issues| May 24, 2013

NTSB issues Metro North derailment investigation update

The investigative group focusing on the track has learned from inspection reports that in April, maintenance work was done in the area of the derailment of the eastbound train. Records revealed that a joint bar, used to join two sections of rail together, was cracked and that it was repaired by Metro-North personnel.
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