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Yesterday | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial Notebook: Assume everyone is packing, and other tips to...

Traffic crawls along the northbound 405 freeway during rush hour in Westwood last year.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads, Opinion

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Riverdale Press

MTA will get say on greenway

Community Board 8 moved earlier this month to include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in discussions for building a path along the Hudson River that many Riverdalians have sought for years.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

White Plains CitizeNetReporter

Governor Cuomo and MTA Transit Workers Union Settle on New 5 Year Contract: 1%,1%,2%,2%,2% Raises

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Tom Prendergast, and Transit Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelsen today announced a tentative labor agreement to settle a 2-year-old contract dispute between the MTA and TWU Local 100.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Transportation, Railroads

WHTC

New York's transit authority cuts deal to end 2-ye...

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority struck a deal on Thursday to end a 2-year pay dispute with a more generous offer to workers than the years of pay freezes it had originally proposed, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Business Journal

Duly Noted: MTA, union creep closer to a new contract

Tesla Vice President of Business Development Diarmuid O'Connell discusses New Jersey's Tesla direct-dales ban on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Tesla Motors, Startups

The Real Deal

Flooding after Hurricane Sandy at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

In addition to the $42 million in federal funds allotted to business recovery and programs to assist owners of storm-damaged homes , the U.S. government intends to give the Metropolitan Transportation Authority more than $400 million to repair and maintain tunnels damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Transportation, Railroads, FEMA, US News

CBS Local

Police: Queens Man Arrested In Harassment Of Teen Girl On MTA Bus

An arrest has been made in connection with the hateful harassment of a teenage girl on a bus in Queens.

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Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, Transportation, Railroads

Wed Apr 16, 2014

South Shore Record

MTA, LIRR begin major restoration of Long Beach branch

Phase I includes clearing trees and bushes to make way for a new pole line, starting at the Lynbrook station and moving east.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, NY, Lynbrook, NY, Transportation, Railroads, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Island Park, NY

NY1

Transit Workers' Union Wants Cuomo to Get Involved in Stalled Contract Talks

The union representing 34,000 subway and bus workers is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to get involved in long-stalled contract talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Transportation, Railroads

The Real Deal

How Metro North parent locked up the land under Grand Central

From the April issue: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority signed a 280-year lease for the land under Grand Central Terminal, as well as for miles of suburban and rural rail lines, 20 years ago this month.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

CBS Local

FEMA Provides $400 Million For Sandy-Related Repairs At 2 MTA Tunnels

Sen. Charles Schumer has worked to secure more than $400 million in federal aid to help cover the damage sustained by two Metropolitan Transportation Authority tunnels during superstorm Sandy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Transportation, Railroads

Mon Apr 14, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Federal pay lanes report will come before Metro board April 24; cost overruns cited

A long-anticipated federal report on the viability of two pilot ExpressLanes projects on the 110 and 10 freeways will come before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority governing board April 24, according to Metro spokesman Rick Jager.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Construction, TechTeam Global, Jacobs Engineering Group, Pasadena, CA

Times Herald-Record

Dog who chased Metro-North train finds a home

In this April 8, 2014 photo provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, an MTA Police officier holds "Tie" on a leash at the Harlem 125th Metro North station in New York.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, New York, NY, Manhattan, NY

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NY1

Rumble of Passing Trains an Unwelcome Distraction for Students at Queens School

Any New Yorker knows the subway isn't easy on the ears, but it's especially loud at a Queens school located next to some elevated tracks, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking steps to try and lower the volume.

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Related Topix: New York, Transportation, Railroads

NY1

Off-Duty MTA Bus Driver Accused of Sexually Abusing Woman on Subway

Police have arrested an off-duty Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver accused of sexually abusing a woman on the subway.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

Thu Apr 10, 2014

CBS Local

Skimming Device Found On MetroCard Machine At 59th-Columbus Circle Subway Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority warned customers to be on the watch Thursday, after a skimming device was found on a MetroCard vending machine at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle stop in the heart of Midtown.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, World News, Romania

Wed Apr 09, 2014

NY1

Dog Dodges Metro-North Train for More Than a Mile

Every dog has its day, and one has many more to come after dodging a Metro-North train for more than a mile and living to bark about it.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads

ABC News

New York Governor Takes Aim at Racy Subway Ad

New York transit officials say they will reconsider their advertising standards after a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo objected to a cleavage-baring subway ad for breast enhancement surgery.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Transportation, Railroads

The Miami Herald

Dog rescued from tracks after racing train in NYC

In this April 8, 2014 photo provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, an MTA Police officier holds "Tie" on a leash at the Harlem 125th Metro North station in New York.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, New York, NY, Manhattan, NY

Tue Apr 08, 2014

KTVN Reno

Cracks in LA commuter rail bridge to be repaired

Transportation officials say they will repair visible cracks that have emerged in a bridge that carries commuter trains over a downtown Los Angeles freeway.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads

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