| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:18 AM
In a drive to make spring a turnaround season for their troubled railroad, Metro-North senior managers are stepping up the pace of safety improvements and conducting a "listening tour" to hear complaints firsthand from commuters.
Staffers have spent...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:15 PM
In what would be the biggest reshaping of the Chicago region’s bus and train system in 30 years, a Public Transit Task Force is recommending abolishing the Regional Transportation Authority and the boards of the CTA, Metra and Pace in favor of a new...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:02 AM
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...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:15 AM
James Murphy's post-LCD Soundsystem life has been more befitting a Victorian renaissance man than a former rock star.
He's dabbled in outside productions, yes, but he's also perfected his own coffee blend, lobbied for MMA fighting and is now looking...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:06 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:20 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:07 PM
When irate Fairfield County legislators suggested earlier this winter that Connecticut should sever its relationship with Metro-North, state political leaders were silent and Transportation Commissioner James Redeker dismissed the idea as impractical....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:37 AM
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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The Mulholland Drive Bridge, whose two-phased demolitions in 2011 and 2012 sparked fears of terrible traffic gridlocks widely known as “Carmageddon,” reopened Wednesday morning.
County and state transportation officials removed the traffic...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:36 PM
An electrical problem that forced Metro-North to suspend commuter rail service between Stamford and New York City on Wednesday could take weeks to repair, leaving limited service available to the 125,000 people who use the New Haven Line each day,...
| Dec 7, 2013
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week the passing of an icon topped the news. World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday,...