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May 20, 2014

N.Y. MTA workers negotiate raise, pay higher premiums

The deal grants annual raises of 1% for 2012, 2013 and 2014 and 2% raises for 2015 and 2016. It also includes an improved dental plan and two weeks of paid maternity or paternity leave and higher health care contributions.


February 26, 2014

N.Y. MTA program to improve worker, passenger safety

Chairman/CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced he is creating the position of chief safety officer, a new senior management post reporting directly to the chairman/CEO, to ensure safety is a top priority throughout all MTA operations.


January 15, 2014

N.Y. MTA adds countown clocks, real-time info on L Line

Agency is also now providing the data to app developers to include in third-party apps, which help with subway navigation.


October 9, 2013

NYCT taps new sr. VP, dept. of subways

Joseph Leader, who has served as acting sr. VP since May, 2013, brings an enormous amount of experience, talent, and enthusiasm to a job that is one of the most demanding and challenging in the transportation industry.


September 26, 2013

Power failure could cripple Metro-North rail line for weeks

Con Ed crews are working around the clock to make repairs to a feeder cable that failed earlier today. Another feeder normally providing service to the New Haven Line was out on scheduled repairs to accommodate upgrades required by Metro-North.


May 24, 2013

FTA releases $3.7B more Sandy relief for transit

Will help the four major transit agencies in New York and New Jersey that sustained the greatest damage from Hurricane Sandy. Nearly one-third of the money is set aside to help the agencies begin investing in resiliency projects to help ensure that their transit assets are better able to withstand future disasters, such as major floods.


April 25, 2013

MTA track worker struck, killed by train

The victim, a 58-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene and trains were delayed during the investigation.


April 16, 2013

MTA, NJ Transit up security in wake of Boston bombing

Both agencies increased police patrols. NYPD gave additional attention to the subway system and NJ Transit reminded riders to report suspicious activity to the police.


March 11, 2013

N.Y. MTA offering MetroCards for paratransit users

The free passes, which will be distributed to more than 170,000 people over the next year-and-a-half, can be used for up to four free trips on the Staten Island Railway, the subway system or on local buses.


January 15, 2013

N.Y. MTA transit union tells motormen to slow train speed

In an effort to save riders' lives, and save motormen from the trauma of running someone over, Transport Workers Union Local 100 is telling motormen to slow down their trains when entering a station to about 10 miles per hour. Agency management, concerned that system slowdowns may be considered a job action, ordered union officials to stop posting notices.


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