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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 […]

Deadly Crane Collapse Causes Chaos in Lower Manhattan

Once again a tragic crane collapse has occurred in NYC, taking the life of a young man on the sidewalk, and injuring dozens of others. Michael Barasch, managing partner of , a NYC personal injury firm that has represented hundreds of people injured at construction sites, stated “When will the construction companies and building owners […]

Woman struck and killed by MTA bus while crossing Brooklyn street

There were 125 pedestrian fatalities in 2014, and 120 so far in 2015. Today’s victim was a devoted mother and grandmother carrying groceries to her adult daughter who is raising her children with no help from their father. This was an avoidable, fatal accident that killed a woman and devastated the lives of numerous dependents […]

Trial of Bus Driver in Fatal Accident to be Delayed

By now, the case involving a bus driver who was charged with a crime after a fatal accident under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan was supposed to have gone to trial. But that trial was put on hold as of late February, prompting speculation that prosecutors would soon drop it altogether. A Metropolitan […]

Family Fears Teen Daughter Could Lose Leg After Bus Accident

Jiahuan Xu, a 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn, was walking to school last month when she was suddenly struck by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus. She had been crossing the street when the bus seemingly came out of nowhere. According to Xu, one of the bus’s wheels pinned her left leg for 15 minutes or […]

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