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The widow of a suburban New York man killed in a Metro-North train crash has filed lawsuit against the railroad and others.

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New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey was in Westchester County today, at a rail crossing just miles from the site of a fatal Metro-North train collision with an SUV nearly two months ago. She was joined by a number of officials pledging their commitment to improve all facets of rail crossing safety.

Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, stood near the Metro-North crossing at Roaring Brook Road in Chappaqua.  

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The weeks between the unveiling of the state budget and final passage are always full of suggestions, rallies, and prodding over spending priorities. Today, a coalition from the North Country joined with downstate concerns calling for full funding to New York’s statewide transit capital plan.


New Yorkers, please keep your feet off the seat.

Federal Dollars Head To Metro-North For Sandy Repairs

Feb 11, 2015
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Congressional officials from New York have announced an investment in Metro-North Railroad for capital improvement projects from Hurricane Sandy.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) issued the following statement on the Metro-North accident. "I'm simply heartbroken.  All of us who ride Metro-North are moms, dads, brothers, and sisters and with every accident, a family is torn apart by an unspeakable tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, families and first responders.


New York's top government officials have taken to the nation's largest subway system following the disclosure of an alleged terrorist attack on trains in U.S. cities.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Tom Prendergast rode a train from the World Trade Center to Penn Station in Manhattan Thursday afternoon.

Cuomo said there was no specific, credible threat to New York City subways.

MTA Receives A Plea From Some HV Lawmakers

Aug 7, 2014

Several New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley haves signed onto a letter imploring the MTA to provide Orange and Rockland commuters with a one-seat ride to New York City’s Penn Station.

In his recent State of the State Address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for a zero percent  corporate income tax for manufacturers tax that locate in upstate New York, but one state Senator from the Hudson Valley says part of his district is being left out. Democrat Terry Gipson of the 41st district says the zero tax should also be offered in the counties that must now pay the MTA payroll tax: Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Dutchess.

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A northern New York bus manufacturer has landed a contract to build 414 buses for New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority.