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.
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…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett asked President Barack Obama on Saturday to intervene in a commuter rail strike in the nation's sixth-largest metropolitan area and force union workers to return to their jobs.
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.
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.