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Train Service Into NYC's Grand Central Limited After Blaze

In this photo provided by Ben Parkin, firefighter battle a fire runder the Metro-North railroad tracks in New York

Commuters into and out of New York’s famed Grand Central Terminal faced crippling delays Wednesday, a day after a raging fire broke out beneath elevated train tracks in the city, officials said. 386 more words

Trains

How to Save New York’s Overwhelmed Subways

A plan to help suffering New Yorkers
escape jam-packed cars and long delays.

New York’s transit system is bursting at the seams. People took nearly 1.8 billion rides… 975 more words

Trains

NYCT eyes smartphone-based fare payment system

MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) earlier this week issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a new fare payment system to replace its existing MetroCard system. 167 more words

Public Transit

Long-Awaited Expo Line From L.A. to Santa Monica Opens; Rides Free Through Saturday

Saturday is expected to draw the really big crowds on the Expo Line to the beach — though the free trains were plenty crowded on Friday. 242 more words

Local News

An 'A' for Effort: Congresswoman Gives High Marks to Long-Delayed Second Avenue Subway Project

New Yorkers who’ve waited decades for a subway line on Second Avenue may not agree, but the long-running and nearly completed project is getting high marks from a Congresswoman who was vital in securing federal funds to build the line. 382 more words

Public Transit

MTA nets $27 billion in New York state's 2016-17 budget

Under a New York state budget agreement announced late last week, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive more than $27 billion in funding, including $8.3 billion toward the agency’s capital program. 197 more words

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