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  • NEW YORK— A report shows that a faulty track caused a recent train derailment at New York's Penn Station in an area where a previous derailment occurred and where Amtrak recently began repairs that are causing service cutbacks for hundreds of thousands of commuters this summer. The document obtained by The Associated Press from Amtrak's investigation...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Transit is weighing whether it can pursue disciplinary action against train engineers after a manpower shortage forced dozens of ride cancellations this week amid summerlong track work at New York's Penn Station, an agency official told lawmakers Wednesday. NJ Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro said at a joint...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- New York and New Jersey's bi-state transportation agency on Tuesday began seeking proposals to develop a master plan for the $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport, a pet project of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said in a statement that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates JFK and several...

  • NEW YORK— So far, so good. Amtrak's chief operations officer called the first week of summer-long track work and corresponding schedule cutbacks for commuters at Penn Station a success. The work is to go through the end of August, Amtrak COO Scot Naparstek said.

  • The layoffs were first reported by The Associated Press on Friday. SUNY Poly interim president Bahgat Sammakia said the terminated employees are all based in Albany and include support staff— but no research faculty and no employees at the institute's Utica campus. "We support President Sammakia's willingness to make the difficult strategic decisions...

  • ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y.— A Roman Catholic bishop is offering prayers to New York- area commuters facing what's been billed as a "Summer of Hell." Long Island Bishop John Barres is posting daily one-minute spiritual messages on a video-blog. The Diocese of Rockville Centre says the bishop is aware that commuters are facing challenges getting to and from New York City...

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  • NEW YORK— Thousands of commuters heading into New York on Monday faced adjustments— some annoying, some time consuming— on the first day of two months of repairs at the country's busiest train station, which Gov. As the crowd of rail commuters heading into Penn Station grew so did the confusion. Jesse Krakow, of South Orange, New Jersey, who transferred through...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced an extra $1 billion to repair the state's "decaying" public transportation system and loosened environmental regulations and other laws to help speed up the work. Under its current capital program, the state's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is spending $32.5 billion between 2015...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an extra $1 billion for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's capital program on Thursday and said he would declare a state of emergency because of the "wholly unacceptable" decline of New York's transit systems. Nearly half of that spending is going toward improvements in the New York City...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled an extra $1 billion for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's capital program on Thursday and said he will declare a state of emergency regarding the "wholly unacceptable" decline of New York's transit systems. Nearly half of that spending is going towards improvements in the New York City...

  • A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker enters a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailment occurred on June 27, 2017, in New York City.

    "The MTA is an authority where the governor has a majority of appointees," George Pataki tells CNBC.

  • NEW YORK, June 15- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that Amtrak should pay for changes the state must make to accommodate repairs this summer at Pennsylvania Station, the country's busiest train hub. Amtrak's push to repair its Penn Station infrastructure from July 10 through Sept. 1 will take three key tracks out of service and disrupt commutes...

  • NEW YORK, June 13- A New York state judge has upheld the legal authority of the Tenant Protection Unit, a key initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo to protect rent-regulated tenants from overcharges, harassment and intimidation by unscrupulous landlords. Cuomo on Tuesday called the decision by State Supreme Court Justice Richard Velasquez in Manhattan, which...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 1- State governors and city mayors were quick to claim the mantle of U.S. leadership in fighting climate change after President Donald Trump said on Thursday the country will pull out of the Paris climate agreement. There is a pathway here where the rest of America in reaction to, really, what is an insane decision by president Trump, takes the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 1- State governors and city mayors were quick to claim the mantle of U.S. leadership in fighting climate change after President Donald Trump said on Thursday the country will pull out of the Paris climate agreement. There is a pathway here where the rest of America in reaction to, really, what is an insane decision by president Trump, takes the...

  • NEWARK, N.J., May 31- Commutes into Manhattan for thousands of NJ Transit rail passengers will likely be 30 to 45 minutes longer every morning this summer as Amtrak fixes tracks at New York's Pennsylvania Station, officials said on Wednesday. Instead of being able to take a one-seat ride on NJ Transit's popular Morris& Essex Midtown Direct Line into New York this...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- Amtrak said on Tuesday that it would cancel three round-trip trains every weekday between New York and Washington, D.C., when it starts major repairs this summer at New York's Pennsylvania Station. In what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dubbed the "summer of agony," major disruptions are expected for riders as Amtrak replaces switches and rails in...

  • Inquiries have spiked for temporary office spaces that do not require travel through the busiest train station in the U.S., where weeks-long outages in July and August are expected to trigger a travel nightmare for employees living in New Jersey and Long Island suburbs, according to businesses and real estate specialists. Calls in search of temporary office...

  • Inquiries have spiked for temporary office spaces that do not require travel through the busiest train station in the U.S., where weeks-long outages in July and August are expected to trigger a travel nightmare for employees living in New Jersey and Long Island suburbs, according to businesses and real estate specialists. Calls in search of temporary office...