Harlem’s Lassie Out Runs MTA Train

metro-north-dog-rescuersA fleet-footed pooch is lucky to be alive after racing a commuter train in New York City. The New York Post reports that the dog ran alongside the Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track Tuesday. Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Explosion in Harlem at 116th St & Lexington Ave (audio)

harlem exlposionBy Eartha Watts Hicks

Sad day in Harlem. Gas explosion on 116th Street near Park Avenue, leveling 2 five-story buildings. Many injured. Two female confirmed fatalities so far. Continue Reading →

Metro-North Worker Killed By Train

title_world_us_metronorthAnother Metro-North Accident

A Metro-North Railroad worker was struck and killed by a train in East Harlem early Monday morning, officials said, the latest in a string of devastating mishaps for the railroad over the past year. Continue Reading →

MTA Creates First Regional Transit Diagram for Super Bowl XLVIII

superbowl_graphicIt’s being called the first “Mass Transit Super Bowl,” and this week, the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee revealed extensive public transportation plans for Super Bowl XLVIII, detailing how the region’s mass transit systems, including the MTA, will serve as a critical resource to support the movement of the hundreds of thousands of expected visitors to the area. Continue Reading →

Update: Derailment Disrupts Travel Plans On Harlem Lines

Harlem LinesA fatal Metro-North train derailment Sunday on a corridor between New York and Albany disrupted service as many travelers were returning from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and was expected to complicate Monday’s commute for residents along the line between New York and Poughkeepsie. Continue Reading →