Transportation

Queens resident killed in Metro-North train derailment
Queens resident killed in Metro-North train derailment
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/01/2013 at 9:28PM

Updated Monday, December 2, 4:36 p.m. A Queens woman was one of four people who died Sunday morning when a Metro-North passenger train derailed in the Bronx. A seven-car train, coming from Poughkeepsie and heading to Grand Central Terminal, jumped the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station around 7:20 a.m., according to the National Transportation Safety Board [...]

Plane returns to LaGuardia after engine failure
News Terence M. Cullen 5/24/2013 at 3:35PM

A Maine-bound flight had to turn around not long after takeoff Wednesday due to an engine failure, officials said. An engine shut down in-air during Delta Connection flight 6256 not long after it left LaGuardia, according to the airline. The flight returned to LaGuardia, landed safely and taxied the runway. There were no injuries during [...]

MTA launches subway app with real-time countdown clocks
MTA launches subway app with real-time countdown clocks
News Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 12:25PM

The MTA has taken some of the guess work out of catching trains with a newly-launched app. The app, named MTA Subway Time and currently only available on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, will allow straphangers to know precisely when trains are expected to arrive at stations. For now, the service is available on seven [...]

Fare, toll hikes approved by MTA
Fare, toll hikes approved by MTA
Central Billy Rennison 12/19/2012 at 11:41AM

New Yorkers will once again be paying more to ride public transportation beginning next year. The MTA board passed all of Chair Joe Lhota’s recommendations at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 19 bumping fares and tolls across all MTA services. The base fare on Metrocards will rise a quarter to $2.50, seven-day passes will go [...]

Drivers to pay more at Port Authority crossings beginning Sunday
News Billy Rennison 11/30/2012 at 1:40PM

Toll hikes go into effect on Port Authority crossings beginning Sunday, a December tradition drivers will have to get used to. E-ZPass users will be paying an additional 75 cents — $8.25 off peak and $10.25 on peak — while cash tolls will rise $1 to $13. All increases will apply to the Lincoln & Holland [...]