Archive for June, 2013

Track Work To Begin In The Bronx

Starting on July 1, 4 morning rush hour peak trains on the Metro-North will be affected due to the acceleration of track work in the Bronx. Here are more specifics via the press release I received: MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced plans to accelerate track work in the Bronx including drainage improvements, tie replacements, fencing […]

Service Diversions 06-09-13

I apologize for not having the Service Diversions up for this weekend. Unfortunately I ran into some server issues & did not get them resolved until late Saturday. However they are up for the upcoming week & beyond in some cases. As a reminder, FASTRACK will be back on the & between 168th & 207th […]

MTA Plans Better Track Maintenance

Yesterday the MTA announced it will be planning better track maintenance after the Metro-North Railroad derailment in Bridgeport last month. News 12 Connecticut has more in this brief report: Changes are in the works as a result of last month’s train derailment in Bridgeport. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said today it is planning better track […]

MTA To Pay Nearly $1M For 2006 Bus Death

This past Thursday, a Bronx court ruled that the MTA must pay nearly $1 million dollars for the death of 51 year old Rachel Levy who was struck & dragged by a bus in 2006 while standing at a stop on the Henry Hudson Parkway in Rivderdale. Pedro Oliveira Jr. of the New York Post […]

TWU Still Wants To Bring Back Token Booths

Nearly 3 years after the MTA closed a number of token booths, the Transport Workers Union Local 100 continues to fight for the return of them. Jose Martinez of NY1 has more in this report: They’re not giving up. The MTA has closed almost 180 subway token booths since 2010, but the Transport Workers Union […]