New York bus crash injures 21
January 8, 2015
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A three-vehicle collision involving a New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus in East Flatbush on Wednesday left 17 people with minor injuries and four others in critical condition, gothamist reported.
Police say that shortly before 4 p.m. the driver of a Nissan Altima was backing out of a parking lot near an intersection when it was struck by the driver
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
Video: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo announces Long Island Rail Road agreement
July 17, 2014
Tentative deal reached between the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions, averting a strike.
2014 Women In Transportation: Veronique Hakim
October 16, 2014
Like many in the public transportation industry, Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim didn’t have much of an inkling she would end up where she is now. In fact, the opportunity to work for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) came about after working in Paris, graduating law school and embarking on a career as a lawyer in New York City.
“What ends up
2014 Women In Transportation: Sanja Zlatanic, PE
October 16, 2014
and technical oversight of East Side Access and the No. 7 Subway Line Extension. Both are notable transit mega-projects of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She also served as chief engineer from 2006 to 2010 for Access to the Region’s Core, a commuter rail project to increase passenger service capacity on New Jersey transit between Secaucus Junction, N.J. and Manhattan.
“I’ve been lucky
One-quarter of N.Y. paratransit drivers use cellphones, report says
June 9, 2014
NEW YORK — A New York Inspector General’s office survey found more than one-quarter of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s paratransit drivers have talked or texted on their cellphones, reported CBS New York.
The inspectors also found that 36% drove dangerously and 6% had been seen speeding. For the full story, click here.
N.Y. MTA: May derailment was result of overlooked defects
December 16, 2014
NEW YORK — In its official report on the derailment of a Brooklyn-bound F train in May, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) concluded the derailment was the result of a lot of overlooked defects in the track that had gone unnoticed for around a year, according to gothamist.
The defects included a broken plate, broken fasteners and a deteriorated tie, all of which
Bed bugs found on N.Y. MTA trains
August 8, 2014
NEW YORK CITY — The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed bed bugs were found on at least three trains of the N line this week, amNewYork reported.
Two N trains were taken out of service Sunday and then fumigated after bedbugs were found on some of the cars. A third train was removed for fumigation on Tuesday.
In 2008, bed bugs were reported in the benches at two subway
Prevost begins production of N.Y. MTA buses in Plattsburgh
December 24, 2014
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Prevost opened a new production line in sister company Nova Bus’ expanded Plattsburgh, N.Y. facility. The production line is Prevost's first in the U.S.
The $26 million expansion project is tied to a New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) award to build 300 Commuter Over the Road Buses worth $164 million. Once complete, the expansion project
Following string of incidents, FRA 45-day Metra investigation to focus on safety
July 23, 2014
said following the FRA’s announcement. He added that Metra also issued a safety bulletin to all operating employees, with its freight rail partners, BNSF and Union Pacific, also taking the same actions.
The assessment is similar to “Operation Deep Dive,” the recent safety assessment conducted after a series of accidents on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North Rail Road