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Downtown Brooklyn »

You Can Finally Ride the R Train Between Manhattan and Brooklyn Again

The R train's East River tube got $250 million in upgrades after it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Corona »

Willets Point LIRR Station to Become Handicap Accessible by 2016, MTA Says

The $9.7 million renovation will include a new elevator and stairs with ADA-compliant guardrails.

Midtown »

How You Can Get to Work if LIRR Workers Strike

Shuttle buses, ferry service and free parking spaces near subways will bridge the gap, the MTA said.

Long Island City »

Wi-Fi and Cell Service Coming to All Underground Subway Stations in Queens

Wi-Fi will also be coming to the subway in Grand Central, Herald Square and Bryant Park.

Midtown »

MTA Chief Apologizes for Latest Metro-North Service Disruption

Trains were delayed up to two hours Thursday night after workers mistakenly caused a power outage.

Spuyten Duyvil »

MTA Announces Safety Fixes for Metro-North After Fatal Crash

The MTA put new speed restrictions in place after the fatal crash in The Bronx.

Spuyten Duyvil »

Feds Blast Metro-North Over Recent Safety Record After 4 Serious Accidents

The Federal Railroad Administration threatened to exercise federal control over the rail line.

SoHo »

SoHo Parking Lot and Fruit Stand Land Sold to Developer for $25.8M

The MTA sold the property to fund its capital program.

New York City »

Gov. Cuomo Names New MTA Chairman

Thomas Prendergast is the well-respected current president of the MTA's NYC Transit.

New York City »

Governor Declares State of Emergency As Blizzard Blows Into New York

Winter Storm Nemo could dump 10 inches of snow on NYC by early Saturday afternoon, experts warn.

New York City »

Snowstorm Unleashes Transit and Traffic Headaches

All area airports grounded their flights as Nemo started dumping snow Friday evening.

Midtown East »

Grand Central Terminal Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Hundreds gathered at Grand Central Terminal's main concourse to celebrate the station's 100th birthday.

New York City »

MTA Eyes Laser Sensors for Tracks After Rash of Subway Deaths

The MTA has been brainstorming options after several high-profile subway deaths.

New York City »

Restored MTA Bus Routes to Hit the Streets Sunday

More than a dozen city bus lines that were cut in 2010 will resume service Jan. 6, 2013.

Willowbrook »

Staten Islanders Urge MTA to Scrap Toll Hike Plan

Residents complain about plans to raise the Verrazano bridge toll to $15.

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