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END OF AN ERA

AP | MICHAEL R. SISAK and JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Last call came Friday for the bar cars on commuter trains between Manhattan and Connecticut, a final run for rolling taverns ...

WATCH: Senator Almost Hit By Train During Train Safety Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) was nearly hit by an Amtrak train on Friday -- during a press conference about the importance of commuter rail ...

Driver Of Train In Deadly Crash Had Undiagnosed Sleep Disorder: NTSB

Reuters | Jonathan Allen | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) - The driver of a train that derailed in December in New York City, killing four passengers, had an u...

Scathing Federal Report Blasts Metro-North's Emphasis On Speed Over Safety

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 03.14.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metro-North commuter railroad has a loose approach to safety that is evident from inadequate track inspection to poor training t...

Metro-North Service Restored After Two Hours

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metro-North Railroad has restored service after a computer system power problem forced it to temporarily stop trains on t...

No Conclusions Yet In Metro-North Train Derailment Report

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal inspectors have not determined whether human error was the cause of a New York train derailment that killed four people last...

Lack of Care About Sleep Derails Us All

David Rock | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Rock

Research is beginning to have us question where we put our attention as a society, questioning what we should care about. If we want to avoid any kind of derailing, perhaps it's time we all paid more attention to sleep.

Feds Order Metro-North To Analyze Lines By Tuesday

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 12.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metro-North Railroad has until Tuesday to identify places in its system with major speed changes under an order from federal tra...

Funeral For Second Metro-North Crash Victim Scheduled For Friday

AP | Posted 12.06.2013 | New York

COLD SPRING, N.Y. (AP) — It's the second funeral in two days for victims of a train derailment in New York City. Jim Lovell's funeral is scheduled ...

Warning Signals: Metro-North Accident Underscores Need for Investment in Rail Infrastructure

Ryan Morgan | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Ryan Morgan

As a former intern at the MTA, I have seen first-hand that the constant lack of funding and political pressure to cut costs are beginning to take their toll on the condition of critical infrastructure and rolling stock.

Feds Have 'Serious Concerns' About New York Trains

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 12.04.2013 | New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The head of the Federal Railroad Administration is blasting a New York railroad following a derailment that killed four people ...

Train Engineer In Fatal Crash Is 'Distraught,' Having Trouble Sleeping

AP | JIM FITZGERALD and TOM HAYS | Posted 02.02.2014 | New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, nodded at the controls just bef...

6 Sleep Regulation Lessons For The Rail Industry

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

As news circulated that William Rockefeller, the Metro-North Railroad engineer behind Sunday's deadly train derailment, may have fallen asleep while d...

Metro-North Train Crash Victims Reflected New York Diversity

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The four New Yorkers who died in the commuter train that derailed over the weekend led lives that reflected the dynamic diversity of...

Report: Metro-North Engineer Fell Asleep Prior To Fatal Train Derailment

| Posted 12.04.2013 | New York

By Murray Weiss MANHATTAN — Investigators believe the motorman at the controls in the deadly Metro-North Railroad derailment in the Bronx Sunday...

The Technology That Could Prevent The Next Big Train Crash

AP | By JIM FITZGERALD and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnosis-like "da...

Train Was Going 52 MPH Over Speed Limit Before Fatal Crash

AP | FRANK ELTMAN and JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 02.01.2014 | New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a...

Where Was Bloomberg After Train Derailment? Playing Golf In Bermuda

| Posted 02.01.2014 | New York

By Colby Hamilton CIVIC CENTER -- As officials scrambled to deal with the aftermath of a Metro North train derailment in the Bronx that killed four...

A Bad Year For Metro-North

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 12.02.2013 | New York

Sunday's crash in the Bronx is the second passenger train derailment in six months for the rail service and presents Metro-North with another problem,...

Cuomo: Speed May Have Contributed To Deadly Metro-North Crash

AP | FRANK ELTMAN and JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 02.01.2014 | New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train was rushing almost three times its speed limit around a curve when it derailed and killed four passengers, a f...

Commuter Train Derails In New York City

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.31.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police confirm that a Metro-North passenger train has derailed in the Bronx. A woman at the scene says numerous emergency vehicles...

"Do the Right Bling"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy whose only piece of jewelry is a wedding ring that I got 35 years ago and who thinks karats are what rabbits eat, I have nev...

Day 6 Of Metro-North Delays

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | New York

HARTFORD, Conn. — Commuter rail service between New Haven and New York City will likely be fully restored a week earlier than expected, Connecti...

Metro North Power Failure Causing Traffic 'Inferno' Into NYC

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 11.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Officials announced a plan to supply partial power to a heavily trafficked line of the nation's second largest commuter railroad as t...

Metro-North Train Hauling Garbage Derails In New York

AP | Posted 07.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A freight train hauling garbage has derailed in New York City. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says service on Metro-North Rail...