New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says it appears an engineer's speeding is likely to be what caused the fatal derailment of a New York City commuter train.
Cuomo made his comments Wednesday on New York public radio's 'Capitol Pressroom' show. Four people were killed and more than 60 others injured in the Sunday morning crash on a riverside curve in the Bronx.
The National Transportation Safety Board said the Metro-North Railroad train was travelling at more than 80 mph going into the curve, nearly three times the 30 mph speed limit.
A member of the commission charged with rooting out corruption in Albany says in a television interview that the panel never investigated New York Governor Andrew Cuomo or Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the men who appointed its members.
Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney told YNN's "Capital Tonight" that she wouldn't "pretend" that the commissioners would investigate either Democrat.
The Republican says there were no conversations within the commission about doing such probes.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the National Transportation Safety Board findings make it clear that "extreme speed was a central cause" of the deadly train derailment in New York City.
The NTSB said Monday the Metro-North Railroad commuter train was traveling 82 mph as it approached a 30 mph zone when it jumped the tracks Sunday morning along a sharp curve in the Bronx. Four passengers died.
Cuomo released a statement Monday saying his administration will continue to work closely with the NTSB as it investigates the cause of the accident.
WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about the recent Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx and the much anticipated findings and report issued by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined volunteers in serving thousands of Thanksgiving meals in Albany, while high-ranking members of his administration volunteered at holiday community events from Manhattan to Buffalo.
Cuomo and his three daughters were at the Empire State Plaza's Concourse Cafeteria Thursday to join the volunteers at the annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day community dinner. Started in the early 1970s, the event serves more than 10,000 Thanksgiving meals to homebound or homeless people in Albany.
A week after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to authorize seven Las Vegas-style casinos was approved in a statewide referendum, people in one of the most lucrative potential locations continue to balk.
Saratoga County officials have canceled a vote Thursday to support casino gambling. Under Cuomo's plan, one casino would be built in the Albany-Saratoga region. The owners of the harness racing track and video slot "racino" in Saratoga Springs want to turn it into a full-fledged casino.
New York employers will soon be able to claim a new tax credit when they hire a veteran who served after the 9/11 terror attacks.
More benefits are expected to be announced during an upcoming "veterans summit" to help veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The unemployment rate among the veterans is more than 10 percent. That's higher than the statewide average, which stood at 7.6 percent in August.
BETHEL – A game changer for the Catskills and the Hudson Valley is how Governor Andrew Cuomo described the passage of Proposal 1, to legalize casino gambling in New York. He came to Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, the day after the state constitutional amendment was approved.
Cuomo, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D, Forestburgh), State Senator John Bonacic (R, Mount Hope) and local officials heralded the change to the New York State Constitution as the boost this area’s economy needs.