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Maloney Introduces Rail Safety Legislation to Prevent Grade Crossing Accidents

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Following this weeks horrific Metro-North accident, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the Rail Crossings Safety Improvement Act, to help improve safety at grade crossings. H.R. 705 will reauthorize the Rail Line Relocation & Improvement Capital Grant Program (RLR) at $100 million a year for the next four years. “This horrific accident hits close to […]

Maloney Introduces Legislation To Help Railroads Invest in PTC

Dec 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

After touring the site of the tragic Metro-North train derailment with NTSB officials and Senator Chuck Schumer, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced legislation, the Commuter Rail Passenger Safety Act, to help commuter rail lines like Metro-North fund and implement positive train control (PTC) systems. Today the NTSB confirmed that PTC would have prevented the […]

Metro-North Hudson Line Service Nearly Fully Restored

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

For Wednesday, December 4, Metro-North will operate more than 98% of regular Hudson Line service due  to one track being returned to service following the train derailment in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil. Customers should expect scattered delays of up to 15 minutes due to limited track capacity in this area and crowded conditions during […]

Dutchess County RailLink Service Adjusted to Accommodate Metro North Schedule

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: In Your Town, Lead Article

Dutchess County RailLink schedules for service to and from the Poughkeepsie, New Hamburg, and Beacon train stations have been revised to meet the alternate Metro-North train schedule until further notice.  Buses will wait until passengers from incoming trains have had time to board the bus before departing the train stations.  Passengers may call 845-473-8424 for […]

Metro North Train Out of Poughkeepsie Derails Sunday Morning

Dec 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

A Metro North train out of Poughkeepsie derailed early Sunday morning in the Bronx According to officials at this time, four people are dead and 63 more injured, including the train’s operator, as a result of the incident. The derailment occurred near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx about 7:20 AM. The train left […]

First Round of MTA Fare Hikes Underway

Mar 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The first round of MTA fare and toll hikes went into effect Friday morning. Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad fares have gone up between eight and nine percent, depending on distance and ticket type. The MTA is hoping to raise $450 million in new revenue each year. Most of that money is earmarked […]

Molinaro and Steinhaus Meet with Top Metro North Offical

Dec 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Steinhaus Hosts Molinaro for Meeting with President of Metro-North Railroad Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus hosted a meeting Thursday morning with County Executive-elect Marcus J. Molinaro and Metro-North President Howard Permut and MTA Board of Directors member James Sedore as part of continuing transition efforts as County Executive-elect Molinaro prepares to take office on […]

Metro North President Permut to Speak at Orange Chamber Breakfast

Dec 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Business News

METRO NORTH PRESIDENT HOWARD PERMUT TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT ORANGE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST MEETING Howard Permut, President of Metro North Railroad, will be the guest speaker at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s Thursday, December 15 breakfast meeting. The breakfast will begin at 7:27 a.m. at Kuhl’s Highland House, 512 Highland Avenue […]