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N.Y. MTA raises fares
N.Y. MTA raises fares

March 25, 2015
NEW YORK — This week, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) increased fares on its subway, bus and commuter rail systems in an attempt to generate more revenue, CBS New York reported. The base fare for subways and buses went up by 25 cents to $2.75. The price of a 30-day MetroCard jumped by $4.50 to $116.50. The cost of riding the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North

FRA loans New York $967M for PTC
FRA loans New York $967M for PTC

May 7, 2015
The Federal Railroad Administration gave final approval to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) application for a $967 million loan to install positive train control (PTC) technology on the Metro-North and Long Island railroad systems. The loan funding can be used to acquire, improve, or rehabilitation intermodal or rail equipment of facilities, including track

Family of woman killed in Metro-North to file suit
Family of woman killed in Metro-North to file suit

May 6, 2015
NEW YORK — The family of Ellen Brody, the New York woman who died when her SUV got trapped in a railroad crossing and was hit by an oncoming Metro-North train, sparking an explosion that also killed five train passengers, are suing the railroad and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for her death, NBC New York reported. The Feb. 3 crash in the Westchester County community

Metro-North 'third rail' is a focus of crash inquiry
Metro-North 'third rail' is a focus of crash inquiry

February 10, 2015
VALHALLA, N.Y. — Officials are questioning whether the design of its electrified “third rail” powering Metro-North Railroad contributed to the deadliness of the fatal train wreck in Valhalla, N.Y. on February 3, the Associated Press reported. Four hundred feet of electrified third rail snapped into 12 pieces and speared the commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV

N.Y. MTA reviewing safety in wake of car, train collision
N.Y. MTA reviewing safety in wake of car, train collision

February 26, 2015
NEW YORK — The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road, is reviewing safety practices at railroad crossings throughout suburban New York including adding warning signs, red-light cameras and sensors that would alert a train of the presence of a vehicle on the tracks after an SUV collided with a Metro-North commuter train

N.Y. MTA steps up rail crossing enforcement
N.Y. MTA steps up rail crossing enforcement

April 1, 2015
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — In the aftermath of the horrific February collision in Valhalla that killed six people, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority police are cracking down on drivers who try to beat the gates at railroad crossings, The Journal News reported. There have been 326 grade crossing tickets given out this year in total, 137 of which were issued at Metro-North crossings

Metro-North crash kills 6, injures 12
Metro-North crash kills 6, injures 12

February 4, 2015
WESTCHESTER, N.Y. — Six people were killed when a Metro-North train from New York City hit a car on the railroad tracks in Westchester at the height of evening rush hour, sparking a fiery crash that also injured at least 12 people, reported CBS New York. The train out of Grand Central Terminal was going northbound on the Harlem line when it struck a Jeep Cherokee that was stopped

Man dead after catching on fire atop of Metro-North train
Man dead after catching on fire atop of Metro-North train

November 11, 2014
STAMFORD, Conn. — A man found on fire on top of a Metro-North train headed from Stamford, Connecticut, to New York City on Sunday morning has died, according to officials from Metro-North, NBC Connecticut reported. According to police, Brian McClellen, 21, of Ohio, jumped onto the moving train near the Greenwich/Stamford line and rode it for a while before he was shocked and burned after

Following string of incidents, FRA 45-day Metra investigation to focus on safety
Following string of incidents, FRA 45-day Metra investigation to focus on safety

July 23, 2014
. As a result of the investigation, Metro-North was directed to address 25 specific recommendations covering eight safety critical concerns in an effort to mitigate risk and to begin a turnaround of the railroad’s safety culture. In June, Metro-North issued a 100-Day Report on the Action Plan established by President Joseph J. Giulietti, which focused the railroad’s efforts on improving safety, restoring

N.Y. MTA fires conductors in test scandal
N.Y. MTA fires conductors in test scandal

July 3, 2014
NEW YORK CITY — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has fired a whole class of new conductors after allegations someone got a copy of a Metro-North Railroad safety test and passed it around, USA Today reported. RELATED: Metro-North gives update on rail safety initiatives The scandal, first reported by the New York Daily News, involved someone using a smartphone to photograph the test

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