Mass Transit

Union negotiator: Close to averting LIRR strike
NEW YORK (AP) -- The chief negotiator for Long Island Rail Road unions said Thursday they were "very, very close" to averting a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad after Gov. Andrew Cuomo became directly involved in the talks.
Negotiations resume to avoid LIRR strike in NY
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Negotiations aimed at avoiding a walkout at the nation's largest commuter railroad resumed Wednesday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo prodded both sides to find an agreement that would keep 300,000 daily riders from being forced to find alternate ways of getting in and out of New Y…
Help for Transit Systems Hit by Sandy
Six days after the President signed into law the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the availability of $2 billion for public transit equipment and facilities that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Aging Mass Transit Systems Grapple with Repair Backlog
Driven by high gas prices and an uncertain economy, Americans are turning to trains and buses to get around in greater numbers than ever before. But the aging transit systems they're riding face an $80 billion maintenance backlog that jeopardizes service just when it's most in demand.