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Recent Train Derailments Prompt Concern: How Safe Are the MTA’s Elevated Trains?

If you are a regular straphanger on one of the MTA’s elevated lines, and you’ve seen news reports on train derailments in the Tri-State area and throughout the country, you might wonder if you’ve got anything to worry about. A recent article by Ashley Fetters for Curbed New York suggests your fears are not totally […]

After 100 Days, NYC Transit Chief Promises Radical Change for Train System in Crisis

After 100 days on the job, the man tasked with reviving a transit system in crisis hinted at a sweeping plan for the New York City subways. Speaking to a meeting of the Regional Plan Association in April, NYC Transit Authority President Andy Byford promised “radical” changes similar to those recently made to the city’s […]

Double Amputee Urges Platform Barriers for MTA

Two years ago, a Brazilian student lost an arm and a leg when she fainted at the Atlantic Avenue subway platform just as a northbound B train rolled into the station. According to the New York Post, Luisa Harger, 21, has filed suit for unspecified damages, charging the Metropolitan Transit Authority is liable because the […]

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