New England News
12:34 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Conn. MTA Train Crash Highlights Need For Rail Investment in Berkshires

A freight train derailed in Sheffield, Mass. in April.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The MTA train collision near Fairfield that injured 72 last Friday is still under investigation.

Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the 5th District, said that investigators are still attempting to determine if the derailment was caused by track in disrepair or another factor. Esty, who said that a Congressional hearing will be held on railway safety later today, also said that funding to maintain one of the busiest railway corridors in the Northeast has been “an issue.”

Esty spoke on WAMC’s Congressional Corner…

Read more
Hudson Valley News
5:34 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Metro-North Works on a Ticket App

Credit MTA/Metro-North

Metro-North customers may have another way to purchase their train tickets next year. They could use an app.

Read more
New York News
5:28 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

It's Official: Lhota Has Entered the NYC Mayoral Race

Credit Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit/Marc Hermann

NEW YORK (AP) —The former transit official who led the New York City subway system's recovery from Superstorm Sandy has filed paperwork to run for mayor.

Read more
New York News
6:25 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

New York City Transit Officials Visit Plattsburgh Transit Manufacturing Plant

Thomas Prendergast with Bombardier Transportation General Manager Plattsburgh Unit Alain Aumais

The heads of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Transit were in Plattsburgh Wednesday afternoon.  

Read more
Hudson Valley News
4:34 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

MTA's CEO Visits Dutchess County

Hank Gross

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Joe Lhota visited Dutchess County this week on a "goodwill mission" of sorts - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports:

The MTA owns the Metro-North Railroad which operates the Hudson and Harlem lines in Dutchess County. Joe Lhota  told a crowd of about 200 business people at a County Regional Chamber of Commerce breakfast that "It's a new day at the MTA."

Read more