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New York Takes Big Step Toward Preventing Sleep-Related Train Accidents

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority, which runs subways, buses and commuter rails, plans to start testing more employees for sleep apnea, Gov. A...

Watch Magic Happen When A Train Conductor Directs Yale Glee Club

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 12.08.2015 | Good News

A railroad conductor proved his skills aren't limited to trains when he broke from his normal duties to partake in a different kind of conducting -- l...

New York Snapshot: "Harlem River Noir"

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 09.19.2015 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

I was walking the other night along the edge of the Harlem River, at or near where they once chopped off a sizable piece of Manhattan and connected it...

Feds Say Train In NY Crash Wasn't Speeding

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Crime

(Recasts with NTSB news conference) By Sebastien Malo TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb 5 (Reuters) - The New York commuter train that plowed into a car stop...

Hundreds Of Feet Of Electrified Rail Skewered Commuter Train In New York

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

* Five train passengers and driver of vehicle killed * Investigators search for clues about lead-up to crash (Adds details of crash...

Investigation Begins In Fatal Train-SUV Crash

AP/Huffpost | Posted 02.04.2015 | Crime

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal investigators looking into a fiery commuter train wreck that killed six people zeroed in Wednesday on what they called...

Fiery Train Crash Reported On New York Commuter Line

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Crime

At least six people were killed and 15 others hospitalized when a commuter train loaded with rush-hour passengers struck at least one vehicle and caug...

Misplaced Priorities in the MTA Capital Plan

Carol Kellermann | Posted 12.28.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

The extraordinary public transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the lifeblood of New York's 24-hour-a-day economy.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Metro-North, Amtrak Resume Service After Crash

DNAinfo | Posted 07.21.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak were set to resume limited service between New York and New Haven Tuesday afternoon following last we...

A Better Way to Pay for the MTA

Carol Kellermann | Posted 12.17.2012 | New York
Carol Kellermann

With the Metropolitan Transportation Authority considering four different fare-increase proposals for subways and buses, now is the time to consider whether there is a better way to pay for the MTA.

Metro-North, LIRR Introduce Mobile Payments

American Banker | Posted 10.20.2012 | Money

Banking isn't the only industry with a keen interest in mobile payments -- the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad aren't far behind. Bo...

PHOTO: Islamophobic Billboard Causes Outrage

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.17.2012 | New York

Pamela Geller, fresh off a court victory granting her the right to post anti-Islam ads on MTA buses, has posted a new, large billboard on the Metro-No...

Woman Wins Fight To Bare Breasts

Posted 08.16.2012 | New York

Over the years, nudity advocate Holly Van Voast has had her fair share of hiccups with the law after exposing her bare breasts in high-trafficked, New...

Why Some Train Operators Don't Want Passengers To Know What They're Doing

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

Distracted driving isn't only a problem on the roads, apparently it's an issue on the rails too. A train operator for the Metro-North commuter line...

Matt Sledge

Transit Commuter Tax Benefit Will Be Slashed Almost In Half January 1 | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Tax breaks used by 2.7 million subway, light rail and bus riders across the country will be slashed next year, dealing struggling mass tra...

Smoking Ban Extended

Posted 10.16.2011 | New York

First it was restaurants and bars, then it was city parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas, and in 90 days, downtrodden New York smokers will be forbidd...