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Hudson Valley News
7:56 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

NY Congresswoman, FRA Head Discuss Rail Crossing Safety, Enforcement

FRA Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg (right); Congresswoman Nita Lowey (left)
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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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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Advocates Highlight Importance Of Transit Funding

Nova bus
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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.

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New York News
8:25 am
Sun March 1, 2015

MTA Expands Courtesy Campaign

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New Yorkers, please keep your feet off the seat.

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Hudson Valley News
7:26 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Federal Dollars Head To Metro-North For Sandy Repairs

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

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Hudson Valley News
10:06 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Lawmakers React To Deadly MTA Crash

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.

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New York News
4:48 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

In Wake Of Plot Report, NY Officials Take Trains

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
9:26 am
Thu August 7, 2014

MTA Receives A Plea From Some HV Lawmakers

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
3:50 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Sen. Gipson Discusses State Of The State Tax Proposals

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.

New York News
8:45 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Nova Bus In Northern NY Inks Another Contract

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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.

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New York News
5:15 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

More Bus Manufacturing Coming to Plattsburgh

Prevost fleet
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A Canadian company has been awarded a nearly $165 million contract to build 300 New York City transit buses at its planned Plattsburgh facility.

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