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Major Disruptions Coming For Brooklyn Straphangers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Straphangers in Brooklyn will be subject to major disruptions for five weekends beginning May 2.

A switch replacement and maintenance project is set to get underway that weekend. 449 more words

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Video Shows Good Samaritans Trying To Rescue Man From NYC Subway Tracks

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City straphangers were reacting Thursday night to shocking video that has just surfaced showing a group of men trying to save a man who was lying on the subway tracks as a speeding train approaches. 311 more words

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Brokers Tentative Deal Between MTA, Transit Workers Union

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance payments. 308 more words

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1 Hospitalized When City Bus, 2 Cars Crash In Midtown East

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A city bus and two cars were involved in an accident in Midtown East Tuesday afternoon, sending one person to an area hospital. 148 more words

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Train math

How do I know that I’ve already ridden 986.9 miles (1,588.3 kilometers), or 72%, of Greater New York’s rails? As it turns out, a better question is, how do I know that there are 1,379.9 miles (2,220.7 kilometers) of passenger rail routes in the New York City region in the first place? 900 more words

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As it turns out, I had left out about 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) of routes covered by the Long Island Rail Road in my calculations of the total length of the New York City region’s rail network. 59 more words

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Guest Blog: Residents Needn’t Pay for Government Failures

By Congressional Candidate Chris Day

The new Tappan Zee Bridge is, by all accounts, a needed project. The current one is past its lifespan, was never designed to handle the substantial truck traffic it now sees, can barely accommodate rush hour traffic, and has no mass transportation options. 459 more words

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