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  • Special Report: Bloomberg Reloads In Push For Gun Control

    Special Report: Bloomberg Reloads In Push For Gun Control
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Among the slick, million-dollar ads for the likes of Pepsi and Honda during the Super Bowl this Sunday, viewers in Washington will see a far more modest spot. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be...
  • Spring Snowstorm Slams Northeast, Up to 16" Possible

    Spring Snowstorm Slams Northeast, Up to 16" Possible
    A large snowstorm came barreling through the Northeast on Monday, threatening to drop 16 inches in some areas and frustrate commuters. By Monday morning, Newfield, New York, was reporting 10 inches of snow, while Ridgebury, Pennsylvania, had 8 inches....
  • LIRR To Ban Booze On Overnight Weekend Trains

    LIRR To Ban Booze On Overnight Weekend Trains
    In an effort to curb out-of-control, intoxicated passengers traveling on the Long Island Rail Road, officials announced plans Monday to ban alcohol on overnight weekend trains departing Penn Station. The booze-ban pilot program, which will affect...
  • Al Qaeda Targeted Walmart, Long Island Rail Road

    Al Qaeda Targeted Walmart, Long Island Rail Road
    A Long Island-raised former truck driver--who quit the U.S. Army and later joined Al Qaeda--gave shocking testimony Monday that he suggested bombing Long Island Railroad commuter trains and Walmart locations during discussions with a senior member of Al...
  • 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...
  • Metrolink's grim national record

    Metrolink has amassed the most fatalities among commuter railroads of similar size in the United States over the last decade, a statistic boosted in part by three deadly train collisions in the past five years, according to federal reports. -------------...
  • Schumer to McCarthy: Lay off Kirsten! (Updated)

     
    In a strong indication that Albany-area Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand is getting the Senate nod, Carolyn McCarthy tells Newsday's Reid Epstein that Chuck Schumer told her to lay off Kirsten. The call came after McCarthy complained about Gillibrand's support...
  • The alternative, he says: Balloon fares, cut buses

     
    Assemb. Charles Lavine, for one, asks on the matter of East River bridge tolls: What are the alternatives? Without an MTA deficit plan, the LIRR fares rise 23 or 24 percent and Nassau bus service is slashed severely, he......
  • Taking a toll: East River bridge fight revived

     
    Question: What could the three Democrats in a room in Albany offer to try to entice Long Island and Queens legislators into backing tolls on East River crossings? There's no definitive answer yet. Not closing the Long Island Rail......
  • Defunct finance titan helped set MTA on crash course

     
    Nine years ago, in collaboration with state officials, the mighty investment company Bear Stearns played a special role in shaping the course on which the region???s transit system now finds itself. Not only did this financial titan advise the......
  • Midday melange: Mysteries, MTA, mortgage scam

     
    Newsday is asking for transparency by filing a sort of public FOIL request for details of the back-room budget. Some sparse early details of a broad agreement seem to include a cut in anti-smoking programs. If you want to see......