The Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants its workers to drop what they’re doing and think of ways to do their jobs more safely.
The MTA Tuesday announced plans for a “safety stand-down” across its transit agencies that would require workers to temporarily halt operations and use the time to consider safety practices.
An MTA source said workers will “take a fresh look at what they...Read more »
The engineer who drove the Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx may have fallen asleep or "zoned out" just before the fatal crash, a law enforcement source said Tuesday.
William Rockefeller could not recall any of his actions until just before the derailment, said the source, who characterized the engineer as being "oblivious" to the fact that the train had built...Read more »
Investigators in the Bronx train derailment are poring over engineer William Rockefeller's every move before the crash - from his breakfast choice that morning to his actions seconds before the cars left the track.
Among the many mysteries investigators hope to solve is a crucial question: Why was the train barreling down the tracks at 82 mph — almost triple the 30 mph speed limit in that...Read more »
The NYPD Wednesday released video of three men accused of participating in a shooting on a J train platform in Cyprus Hill that sent a 22-year-old man to the hospital.
The victim was shot in the stomach during a botched robbery Oct. 20 at 3:30 a.m. while waiting at an elevated J train station on Cleveland and Fulton streets, according to the NYPD. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable...Read more »
The D train in the Bronx will have overnight service suspended this week under the MTA's Fast Track repair program.
From 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Friday, there will be no D train between 205th Street and 161st St.-Yankee Stadium. Also, Brooklyn-bound D trains skip 155th Street in Manhattan.
Riders can take the nearby No. 4 train to replace service on the D line....Read more »
New York’s effort to bolster tourism throughout the state will get help from the MTA.
The Grand Central-Times Square shuttle got the full “I Love NY” advertising treatment, with interior and full exterior ads, MTA and state tourism officials unveiled Monday.
The fall and winter tourism campaign will focus on attracting visitors to the areas outside the city that Long Island Rail Road...Read more »
For five weekends in October and November, there will be no No. 7 trains running between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square.
The shutdowns will allow crews to continue installing a modern automated signal system known as Communications-Based Train Control.
Service between Queens and Manhattan will be suspended on weekends in October, beginning Friday, as well as Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 22-25....Read more »
Lionel Richie has been all around the world, performing for audiences from Australia through Europe. For the past few years, though, his schedule hasn’t included the United States, despite the success of his 2012 album “Tuskegee.” “There’s something magical when you play your home,” Richie says. “You can’t beat it. I just kept saying to these guys, ‘I’m not going back out another day until I play...Read more »
MTA shut off power at a Brooklyn subway station Thursday so workers could rescue two kittens that found themselves on the tracks, briefly suspending service on part of the B and Q line.
The MTA said service between DeKalb Avenue and Kings Highway was disrupted when a train supervisor requested for the power to tracks be cut at the Church Avenue stop in Flatbush around 11 a.m. so the kittens...Read more »