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New machines clean up NYC train tracks

Trash travels on the tracks and slows down our rides.

The MTA is testing two new portable vacuums that travel on a train car and then can be operated from the platforms. 58 more words


MTA Expected To Vote For Another Fare Hike For Trains, Buses, Bridges, Tunnels

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York commuters should get ready for a fasten-your-seatbelts moment, because anything run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority – buses, subways, trains and bridges – is about to cost more. 373 more words


ACTION ALERT: Health Insurance Costs Set to Increase July 1, 2017!

The Group Insurance Commission (GIC) provisionally voted to make changes to the employee/non-Medicare benefits effective July 1, 2017.  These changes are subject to final review at the GIC’s Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 12:30 pm.   36 more words


Keep Our Heads Up

On this ominous day I try to remember that there will always be a light. A light from the street in the subway; over our heads from a lamppost as we walk through the night; a neon sign under the pizza place; the hand to hold ours in moments of grief; a stranger to hold the door when you’re late; a partner to pick you up when you fall (in my case, literally!). 136 more words

Proposal Would Open NJ Transit Board Membership To The Public

SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — If you take public transportation in New Jersey you could qualify to be a board member of NJ Transit.

As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, there’s a proposal to give commuters a direct voice in the operations of NJ Transit — by appointing two commuters; one rail rider, one bus rider to the New Jersey Transit Corporation Board. 117 more words


ACTION ALERT: Comment on proposed DDMs/Impact Rating Regs

The state is planning to increase the weight of student test scores on our educator evaluations!  Please CLICK HERE for help in writing a letter to state legislators letting them know that you oppose this plan!   16 more words


Today’s News & Commentary — January 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzer, may be having second thoughts about taking the job following intense criticism of his nomination.  CNN reports that Puzder “has voiced second thoughts in recent days, because of a relentless barrage of criticism from Democrats, labor unions and other liberal groups, a business ally and GOP sources tell CNN.”  Puzder is apparently discouraged by the required paperwork and attacks on him by Democrats, organized labor and worker advocates.   403 more words

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