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MTA Mulls Suit Against Amtrak Following Series Of Derailments

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Recent problems at Penn Station haven’t just had commuters seething — the Long Island Rail Road is ready to sue.

“I think there are some opportunities to pursue legal redress against Amtrak,” said Mark Hoffer Esq., LIRR vice president, general counsel and secretary. 452 more words


Test Finds Unsafe Levels Of Lead In Paint Falling From 7-Train Tracks

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Paint chips falling from subway tracks could pose a serious health risk to people walking underneath — particularly children.

Admitting he never really noticed, Jose Aureljia stared up at the peeling avocado green paint under the elevated 7-train and wondered why it hadn’t been repainted. 75 more words


two and a half hours

just a small realization today.

i was stuck underground in the subway for two and a half hours, switching trains, plopping between stations, tons of people around me. 60 more words

CBS2 Exclusive: First Aid Kits Designed For Use In Terror Attacks Help Protect K-9 Crime Fighters

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Imagine a first aid kit designed specifically to protect against a potential terror attack.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s K-9 police force now has that, and it’s the first of its kind in the country. 419 more words


Matchbox Entertainment artist Nizzie releases single Philippines video|@MatchboxNizzie

Matchbox Entertainment announces the release Philippines by artist Nizzie. The single is the lead off his forthcoming project MTA  and is available on iTunes for purchase. 133 more words

Some countdown clocks and kiosks provide new transit information

Where’s my train?

Millions of riders ask that question every day.

Will countdown clocks provide the answer by the spring of 2018 for all subways? 188 more words