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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Metro-North, LIRR to acquire video cameras for trains
November 19, 2014
Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road today won approval from a committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board to award contracts totaling $34.6 million for the purchase of inward- and outward-facing cameras in the cabs of their rail fleets.
The outward-facing cameras will be used to record track and wayside activities, and the inward-facing cameras will be used
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.
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The scandal, first reported by the New York Daily News, involved someone using a smartphone to photograph the test
NTSB finds several recurring safety issues at Metro-North
October 28, 2014
in a single railroad is troubling," said NTSB Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart. "The NTSB has made numerous recommendations to the railroad and the regulator that could have prevented or mitigated these accidents. But recommendations can only make a difference if the recipients of our recommendations act on them."
The probable causes released on Tuesday are for the following Metro-North accidents