Metropolitan Transportation Authority News

Company in Fatal Queens Bus Crash Has Been Cited for Safety

The tour bus company involved in a crash with a city bus that killed three in New York City has been cited for several safety violations and was involved last year in another deadly collision, according to federal regulators. The …

Long Island Rail Road Riders Turn Complaints Over Delays into Lawsuit

All aboard the lawsuit train. Even before this week’s start of a two-month track renovation project at New York’s Pennsylvania Station that’s expected to disrupt life for hundreds of thousands, some frustrated Long Island Rail Road riders filed a lawsuit …

New York Subway Train Derails, Scaring Passengers and Injuring Dozens

A subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering another jolt to a transit system plagued by aging equipment and reliability problems. …

Amtrak Criticized for Derailments, Problems at New York’s Penn Station

The heads of the two major commuter rail lines that use New York’s Penn Station took turns criticizing Amtrak on Wednesday for two recent derailments that continued to cause headaches for commuters in the nation’s busiest rail hub. Rail service …

Platform Barriers Eyed Amid Spate of New York City Subway Deaths

A member of the board that oversees New York City’s transit agency has asked it to give more thought to adding safety barriers on subway platforms. Forty-four people have been killed by trains in the city this year, either by …

New York Subway Escape Alcoves Probed After Accident Killing Worker

A subway train struck two workers in a tunnel early Thursday, killing one and injuring the other, and investigators are looking at whether there’s enough room in the escape alcoves along the tracks. A federal official briefed on the investigation …

N.Y. to Get Nearly $1B Federal Loan to Make Commuter Rail Safer

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation’s largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, New York Gov. …

New York Gov. Cuomo: MTA Needs Plan to Reinvent Transit System

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority should come up with a plan to get the system ready “for the challenges of the next century,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday in a letter to the head of the agency. “We have …

New York’s MTA Obtains $200M of Protection With Catastrophe Bonds

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which suffered $4.8 billion in damage from Superstorm Sandy last year, obtained $200 million of protection with bonds designed to guard against wreckage linked to storm surges.New York City’s subway operator is paying less than the …

MTA Plans Catastrophe Bond Sale Linked to Storm Damage, S&P Says

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to use bonds designed to help New York City’s subway operator guard against storm surge damage after suffering $4.8 billion in wreckage from Hurricane Sandy.The largest U.S. transit agency will buy protection from MetroCat Re …