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  • More subway delays ahead if NYC can't fund transit budget

    More subway delays ahead if NYC can't fund transit budget
    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...
  • DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical

    DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical
    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. "The New...
  • $5 million ad campaign tells Chicago-area drivers: Public transit is cool

    $5 million ad campaign tells Chicago-area drivers: Public transit is cool
    And the Oscar for Man Riding Subway goes to…Bradley Cooper. Cooper, an Oscar nominee for his role in “American Sniper,” has been spotted by photographers multiple times on the New York subway in the past few months. Cooper, who is...
  • New Jersey may start selling merchandise with turnpike logo

    Would your morning commute be a little better if you were drinking coffee from an official New Jersey Turnpike travel mug? Would paying tolls be a little less of a task if you could reach in to a genuine Garden State Parkway purse for a quarter to throw...
  • Did The Electrified Third Rail Make Train Wreck Deadlier?

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — It was a hellish scenario that investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 39-foot pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether...
  • Investigators scour N.Y. train wreckage; death toll stands at 6

    Investigators scour N.Y. train wreckage; death toll stands at 6
    A 400-foot chunk of electrified rail sliced through an SUV, punctured its fuel tank and pierced the first and part of the second car of a commuter train, investigators said Wednesday as they pieced together details of a fiery crash that killed six...
  • 6 dead in New York commuter train crash

    6 dead in New York commuter train crash
    Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said seven people have died, but the death toll has been revised to six. *** A packed commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a crossing on Tuesday night, killing six people,...
  • Freezing rain makes Northeast roads slick; at least 5 killed

    Freezing rain makes Northeast roads slick; at least 5 killed
    Rain "flash-freezing" on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the northeast on Sunday, causing crashes that claimed at least five lives. A crash involving 30 to 50 vehicles on Interstate 76 outside Philadelphia...
  • CTA to put rats on birth control

    CTA to put rats on birth control
    The CTA said it will launch a new weapon in the war on rats next year. In addition to poisonous traps the CTA uses to kill rats, the agency plans to test new technology that would make female and male rats infertile. A pilot program is expected to start...
  • Company that owns Divvy changes corporate name to Motivate

    Company that owns Divvy changes corporate name to Motivate
    Now that it has moved from laid-back Portland, Oregon, to amped-up New York, the company that runs the Divvy bike-sharing program in Chicago and programs in other major cities is changing its name from Alta Bicycle Share to Motivate. "I think it...
  • New York matchmakers take the subway to make real connections

    New York matchmakers take the subway to make real connections
    Erika Christensen approached a stranger, put her hand out in greeting and uttered the words that are music to many a man's ears. "Are you single?" It's a question that Christensen fears is rarely asked in these days of online dating as face-to-face...