| May 7, 2015
| 4:03 PM
A nearly $1 billion federal loan is aiming to make Metro-North and its sister operation on Long Island models for a new high-tech railroad safety system.
Passengers on the nation's busiest railroad could be more confident about safe trips if the new...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 3:17 PM
The AirTrain that funnels travelers into Newark Liberty International Airport — which opened in 1996 at a cost of $769 million — must be replaced because it will no longer be safe for passengers to ride it by 2022, officials said Thursday....
| Apr 30, 2015
| 1:59 PM
Lawyers for a pro-Israel organization whose advertisement containing the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" prompted a transportation agency to reject all political ads for city buses asked a judge on Thursday to order their message be displayed anyway.
| Apr 29, 2015
| 10:10 AM
The nation's largest mass transit system banned all political advertising on its subways and buses Wednesday after a judge ruled that a pro-Israel group was allowed to display an advertisement containing the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" on New York City...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 10:38 PM
The nation's largest mass transit system is preparing to ban all political advertising on its subways and buses after a judge ruled that a pro-Israel group was allowed to display an advertisement containing the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" on New York City...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Metra, railroad unions and the Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced the start of a whistleblower-type program to allow crew members to confidentially report unsafe conditions or violations of operating rules.
The FRA directed Metra to...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 7:57 AM
My morning commute is an exercise in logic. Like any Chicagoan who takes public transit to work, I leave my apartment running a series of “if-then” situations through my head.
If I leave at exactly 8:02 a.m., time the lights perfectly and...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Internationally renowned architect Cesar Pelli envisioned three striking towers in West Hollywood — clad in bright blue, green and red.
They would flout convention in the commercial development world, where builders usually stick to conservative...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 6:55 AM
HARTFORD (AP) — The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad are running extra trains for commuters heading to New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade, but alcohol is forbidden on trains, platforms and in rail stations.
The ban on alcohol,...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 3:31 PM
It's an ominous refrain, repeated endlessly in the same automated monotone: "Ladies and gentlemen, we are delayed because of train traffic ahead of us."
Every New Yorker who rides the subway to work each day — all 6 million, on the busiest days...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:38 PM
HARTFORD — Despite continuing frustration by some commuters and many Fairfield County lawmakers, the state can't simply replace Metro-North as its commuter train operator, state Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said Wednesday.