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U.S. transit agencies bolster security in wake of Paris attacks

Following last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and hundreds of others wounded, U.S. transit agencies have stepped up security measures.

Among agencies that announced tighter security yesterday is the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which has upped the number of patrols, K9 sweeps and random bag checks and screenings for explosives across its system. 274 more words

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Second Avenue Subway and the Politicians

See the empty tunnel. It is part of the Second Avenue Subway.

The problem is that financing this monster is bigger than New York City. It is bigger than the giant Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 448 more words

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MTA Outlines 5-Year, $32 Billion Capital Plan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has revealed how it plans to spend the billions of dollars the city and state have agreed to give the transit agency. 199 more words


Authorities release name of woman killed by train

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have identified the woman struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Fairfield earlier this week.

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman says the woman struck Tuesday was 41-year-old Jennifer Battista of Milford. 91 more words


Cuomo and de Blasio Separately Tout MTA Deal

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo may have reached a deal on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital plan, but the two weren’t exactly shaking on it today. 837 more words