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Two Pedestrians Killed in 24 Hours, Including Seventh MTA Victim of 2014
Streetsblog New York (blog)
MTA bus drivers have killed at least six pedestrians and one cyclist this year, according to crash data compiled by Streetsblog, with four fatal crashes since the beginning of September. Caroline Samponaro, deputy director of Transportation ...
Man Fatally Struck By MTA Bus Driver In RidgewoodGothamist
Man Dies After Hit by MTA Bus At Notoriously Dangerous IntersectionNY1
Pedestrian struck and killed by MTA bus in QueensNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
New York Daily News -News 12 Brooklyn -DNAinfo
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New York Daily News

MTA track worker Wilbert Cummings severely burned in electrical explosion at ...
New York Daily News
A track worker suffered severe burns to his face, neck and legs when a cable made contact with the third rail, triggering an electrical explosion at the Union Square subway station early Thursday, sources said. Wilbert Cummings, a power distribution ...
3 MTA Workers Injured In Accident At Union Square Subway StationCBS Local
4 Workers Burned While Doing FASTRACK Work at Union Square: MTANBC New York
Union Square Subway Accident: MTA Workers Injured, Burned in Rail ExplosionLatin Post
WABC-TV -NY1 -News 12 Long Island
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Coming In 2015: MTA Fare Hikes
Gothamist
MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast says that the plan is to increase subway and bus fares by four percent beginning in March. It's not clear yet exactly how the increase will affect base fare, weekly and monthly Metrocards, commuter train passes, ...

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New York Daily News

Drill bit blunder in MTA's East Side Access project nearly cuts into occupied ...
New York Daily News
A contractor operating a drill as part of the MTA's East Side Access project mistakenly penetrated a Queens subway tunnel on Thursday, and the massive bit scraped the top and side of an occupied F train, transit officials said. Some 800 passengers were ...
MTA Investigating Drill Bit Accident In Queens Subway TunnelCBS Local
Huge drill almost skewers packed subway carNew York Post
Giant East Side Access Drill Hits F Train Full of Passengers, MTA SaysDNAinfo
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV -Gothamist
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Verrazano Bridge toll to increase as MTA plans fare hikes
Staten Island Advance - SILive.com
The MTA will soon announce the specifics of next year's hike along with a series of public hearings. These hikes were established in a 2009 budget agreement, which looks to keep up with inflation adjustments and the rising health-care, pension and ...

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Parks Department charges MTA $33K per tree it removes
The Parks Department is hitting the MTA with a massive bill because of a formula that requires dozens of expensive saplings to be planted for each tree knocked down. The...

MTA Investigating Drill Bit Accident In Queens Subway Tunnel
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is trying to get to the bottom of a bizarre accident after a construction drill pierced a subway tunnel in Queens and brushed against a crowded train car.

MTA preparing for fare hike hearings
Subway riders, get ready to crank up the outrage: The MTA will soon announce public hearings for fare and toll hikes next year to squeeze out hundreds of millions of dollars from passengers.

MTA borrowing could mean major fare hikes
Straphangers could be hit with hefty fare increases if the MTA chooses to borrow billions of dollars to help pay for its transit improvement plan, a new report warns. State...

No winners in this MTA train wreck
It's hard to find winners in the meltdown that occurred last week at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A Japanese rail car manufacturing company trying to build a plant in Palmdale announced it was tired of fighting a union-supported environmental challenge and instead would build...

MTA track worker burned in electrical explosion at Union Square
A track worker suffered severe burns after an electrical explosion at the Union Square subway station early Thursday, sources said.

MTA bus fatally strikes man as he crosses Queens street
The man, who appeared to be in his 40s, was struck by the MTA bus' rear wheel as it turned right off of Wyckoff Ave. onto Palmetto St. in Ridgewood shortly after 5 a.m., authorities said.

Man Fatally Struck By MTA Bus Driver In Ridgewood
A man in his 40s was struck and killed by an MTA bus driver in Ridgewood, close to the Bushwick border, early this morning, according to police. [ more ? ]

Peak crowds pack many NYC subways as MTA responds to backup
Riders experience it every day. Statistics from the MTA prove the point. The New York City subway system, which celebrated it?s 110th birthday this week, is experiencing record ridership. More than 6 million daily rides were reported not once, but five times in September. For many trying to get to work or around town, that [?]

MTA ate over $200M in losses in botched surveillance work: lawyer
The MTA suffered more than $200 million in unexpected losses scrambling to install high-tech surveillance equipment to protect subway riders from potential terror attacks after defense contractor Lockheed Martin failed...