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  • Corrected: Railroad deaths

    Number of reported fatalities from all causes (auto collisions, pedestrians hit, yard accidents, derailments, etc.) on major commuter rail systems from 1999 to Saturday. (Note: this chart is corrects a previously published version) Railroad, location...
  • Man Hit by LIRR Train; Service Temporarily Suspended

    Man Hit by LIRR Train; Service Temporarily Suspended
    The evening commute on the Ronkonkoma Branch of the Long Island Railroad was brought to a grinding halt on Tuesday when an eastbound train struck a man. The incident occurred around 6:40 p.m.near the Brentwood station. According to police, the victim was...
  • MTA Revenues Show $343 Million Shortfall

    MTA Revenues Show $343 Million Shortfall
    Despite a $2.26 billion state bailout this year, New York City's transit system is facing a reported shortfall that may total $343 million. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's revenues are the concern. Revenues from the payroll tax for the...
  • MTA Approves Budget Cuts; Service May be Slashed

    MTA Approves Budget Cuts; Service May be Slashed
    A plan by the cash-strapped MTA to reduce bus and subway service is one step closer to becoming a reality. The MTA finanance committee approved wide-ranging service reductions on Monday, which are said to include the elimination of the W and Z subway...
  • Protesters Lash Out Against Proposed MTA Service Cuts

    Protesters Lash Out Against Proposed MTA Service Cuts
    Several protests were staged around the city Tuesday in response to the possibility of sweeping service cuts to several subways and bus lines. The Metropolitan Transportation Agency finance committee approved wide-ranging service reductions on Monday,...
  • Casino Coming to Long Island?

    Casino Coming to Long Island?
    The federal government gave preliminary approval Tuesday to recognize a small tribe of Indians based on Long Island - making the possibility for the tribe to open up a casino one step closer to reality. "It has been a long time coming," Randy King...
  • Car Traveling 105mph Slams into Pillar; 1 Dead, 2 Injured

    Car Traveling 105mph Slams into Pillar; 1 Dead, 2 Injured
    A 22-year-old man is dead after he and two of friends crashed their vehicle into a pillar early Wednesday morning in Rego Park. According to authorities, the three men were caught swiping rims from a parked car at the corner of 59th Road and 68th St....
  • Car Goes Airborne, Crashes Into 2 Homes, Bursts Into Flames

    Car Goes Airborne, Crashes Into 2 Homes, Bursts Into Flames
    A car went airborne, crashed into two houses and bursted into flames early Thursday morning in Flushing, Queens. At approximately 12:40 a.m., the driver of a 2009 Toyota Camry was traveling at a high speed eastbound on Horace Harding Expressway when he...
  • Construction For $8.7 Billon New Jersey Transit Tunnel Begins Monday

    Construction For $8.7 Billon New Jersey Transit Tunnel Begins Monday
    The ground-breaking ceremony for New Jersey long-awaited Mass Transit Tunnel will be held Monday morning. The tunnel will run underneath the Hudson River and is part of the nation's largest mass transit project. The projected finish date is in 2017 and...
  • U.S. Open May Mean More Green for LI

    U.S. Open May Mean More Green for LI
    It's only the practice round, but already the masses are gathering at Bethpage Black. Tens of thousands of spectators walking the links each day means lots of green, in money being spent. $9 for two ice cream bars, seems to be well worth it. "I don't...
  • Service on 7 Line Suspended in Both Directions

    Service on 7 Line Suspended in Both Directions
    People getting out of work and hoping for a quick commute home are in for a surprise. Due to mechanical problems, there is no 7 train service in both directions from the 42nd Street- Times Square Station to the Flushing-Main Street Station. As an...