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  • Metro urges three consecutive fare hikes; new plan would delay two

    Metro urges three consecutive fare hikes; new plan would delay two
    Citing the financial strain of fare increases on low-income transit riders, a group of Los Angeles County transportation officials have drafted a plan that would temporarily halt a Metro proposal to raise fares on the bus and rail system three times...
  • CTA board poised to add electronic cigarettes to smoking ban

    CTA board poised to add electronic cigarettes to smoking ban
    Add electronic cigarette use to the list of activities banned by the CTA. In its monthly meeting Wednesday, the CTA board is poised to include e-cigarettes in the agency's smoking ban. A CTA spokesman said the agency already considered the battery-...
  • Marking Grand Central's Centennial, Just In Time

    The time to appreciate Grand Central Terminal is on a weekday morning. The sheer energy, the dizzying movement, the frenetic ballet of striving, driving hustle, it all feeds the soul. To paraphrase "New York, New York," you want to be a part of it. I...
  • State DOT Must Take Stronger Hand With Metro-North

    State DOT Must Take Stronger Hand With Metro-North
    It's been a rough year for Metro-North, which operates the commuter rail service between Connecticut and New York's Grand Central Station. First derailments, power failures and other accidents raised questions about the railroad's safety and its...
  • Malloy Fantasizes Stepping Out On Metro-North

    When it comes to trains, Massachusetts is the dad in the neighborhood who left his wife for a sleek French girlfriend. This caused other dads to wonder if they should do it too. Last week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, speaking on the radio, said dumping...
  • Cubs Fan Longing For That Red Sox Magic

    I am not given to envy. Jealousy has never been my thing. And if asked about the Ten Commandments, I can confidently say I've passed them all. But nowadays, I'm finding it hard not to feel envy. Nowadays, I'm struggling hard not to be jealous. And...
  • Metro-North's Electrical Failure Outrageous, Inexcusable

    Metro-North's Electrical Failure Outrageous,  Inexcusable
    A second major loss of service in four months on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Division is outrageous and unacceptable. This service must be reliable. Early Wednesday morning, for reasons still unknown, a 138,000-volt Con Edison feeder cable, which...
  • Sleep habits latest issue to rouse snoozy New York mayoral race

    Sleep habits latest issue to rouse snoozy New York mayoral race
    As New York prepares to choose a new mayor Tuesday, the latest issue in a race short on drama and long on lopsided polls is none other than the candidates' sleep patterns, with Republican Joe Lhota taking swipes at Democrat Bill de Blasio for...
  • Bill de Blasio wins New York mayoral election

    Bill de Blasio wins New York mayoral election
    NEW YORK – With violent crime at historic lows but rents and homelessness at record highs, New Yorkers elected Democrat Bill de Blasio as their next mayor Tuesday after embracing his vow to bridge the gap between rich and poor and to end police...
  • Blind man credits guide dog, 'Orlando' for saving his life in subway miracle

    Blind man credits guide dog, 'Orlando' for saving his life in subway miracle
    A black lab named Orlando quickly jumped to the tracks from a New York City subway platform after his blind owner lost consciousness and fell in front of an oncoming train. Cecil Williams, 61, and Orlando avoided serious injury when the train passed...
  • Feds slam New York's Metro-North rail line for poor safety

    The Metro-North Railroad, where at least five passengers and employees have been killed in less than a year, is plagued by shortfalls in safety operation, a stinging federal report said on Friday. The report, released by the Federal Railroad...