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July 29, 2014

N.Y. MTA investing in additional safety measures

Its 2015 budget includes $84 million in safety initiatives, and safety investments will total $363 million over the entire 2015 to 2018 four-year Financial Plan. The MTA Board will vote on next year’s final Financial Plan in December.


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.


June 13, 2014

Metro-North gives update on rail safety initiatives

Of 32 initiatives established in its Action Plan following the FRA's 45-day investigation, 21 have been fully implemented, seven are in progress and two will be pursued after outside entities submit independent reports.


May 21, 2014

NTSB issues recommendations to FRA, Metro-North

Urges FRA to remove the current inspection exemption for high-density commuter railroads and for Metro-North to stop making use of the exemption in the wake of an accident in December 2013.


May 20, 2014

Metro-North announces sweeping series of safety reforms

The reforms address factors identified during several serious safety incidents over the last year, as well as issues identified by an in-depth FRA review of its operating practices that took place this past winter.


May 14, 2014

N.Y. commuter rail 'bar cars' make final run

The Metro-North rails, which date back at least 50 years, are being retired because they cannot be coupled to a new fleet of trains cars on the line.


May 1, 2014

Masabi to launch mobile ticketing with New York’s MTA

Riders will be able to use their phones as tickets on both Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road.


April 30, 2014

N.Y. MTA expedites positive train control installation efforts

The board committees approved the expansion of a contract with a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation/Siemens Rail Automation by an additional $11.3 million.


April 23, 2014

N.Y. MTA testing solar-powered kiosks that provide real-time info

Powered 100% by sunlight, the kiosks draw no power from the electrical grid and can remain active for 10 days without needing to be recharged by the sun.


April 17, 2014

Metro-North names 3 to top operating posts

Glen Hayden named VP, engineering; Michael J. Yaeger as chief mechanical officer; and Kevin J. O’Connor as chief transportation officer.


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