MTA Receives $1.5 Million for Safety

January 21, 2017 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Safety Research & Demonstration Program is giving more than $1.5 million to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-N.Y., announced.

More Than 75 Injured in LIRR Derailment

January 4, 2017 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

More than 75 people were injured this morning when a Long Island Rail Road train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, NBC New York reported. The train was arriving from Far Rockaway when it crashed at about 8:30 a.m. The train apparently failed to stop and hit the bumper block at the end of Track 6, the station reported. “Obviously the train is supposed to stop short of the bumping block,” the station quoted MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast as saying.

New York Mayor, Officials Take First Ride on 7 Train Extension

December 23, 2013 Todd DeFeo 0

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials on Friday took the first ride on the 7 line extension, six years after workers started construction. The $2.4 billion project, which is set to be completed next summer, is the first subway expansion project in more than six decades that is funded by the city. The extension of the 7 line is a key component of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, officials contend. With the roughly one-mile-long extension, the 7 line will continue to a new terminus near 34th Street and 11th Avenue on Manhattan’s Far West Side. Currently, the

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