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  • MARC gets a boost

    MARC gets a boost
    Last week presented the sort of opportunity that elected officials crave. As Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the gas tax increase into law, he announced a slew of new Maryland transportation projects — $1.2 billion in all — that can now move...
  • 'Lost on Long Island' - Baby boomers abandoned by so-called economic recovery

    'Lost on Long Island' - Baby boomers abandoned by so-called economic recovery
    I know we have become a nation of such short attention spans and long-term addiction to instant gratification that asking viewers to spend even an hour with a documentary that could change the way they see the world is probably a fool's errand. But...
  • Is disability the new welfare?

    Is disability the new welfare?
    The government in Britain recently did something interesting. It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work....
  • Goldberg: Is disability the new welfare?

    Goldberg: Is disability the new welfare?
    The government in Britain recently did something interesting. It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" — a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms — to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too...
  • HBO’s “Hard Times: Lost on Long Island” takes a sobering look at the job crisis

     
    In the opening moments of HBO's disquieting new documentary Hard Times: Lost on Long Island, balding, bespectacled Alan Fromm — an unemployed corporate trainer — catalogs the catastrophes he survived prior to losing his job a year earlier:...
  • MTA Announces Fare Hike Proposals

    MTA Announces Fare Hike Proposals
    Riders and commuters will see an increase in fares and tolls. The question is how much of an increase will there be? The base fare is currently $2.25. A series of 4 proposals were put forth Monday by the staff of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority...
  • MTA to Shut Down Transit Service Starting at 7 p.m. Sunday as Hurricane Sandy Nears Tri-State Area

    MTA to Shut Down Transit Service Starting at 7 p.m. Sunday as Hurricane Sandy Nears Tri-State Area
    The MTA will suspend subway, buses and LIRR and Metro-North commuter trains starting at 7 p.m. Sunday as officials take seriously predictions of high winds and life-threatening storm surges from monster storm Hurricane Sandy. The shutdown process will...
  • Sandy's Wrath: Much of Manhattan is in the Dark and Subway Tunnels Are Filled With Water Amid Historic Flooding. The Big Question: How Bad is the Damage From Epic Storm?

    Sandy's Wrath: Much of Manhattan is in the Dark and Subway Tunnels Are Filled With Water Amid Historic Flooding. The Big Question: How Bad is the Damage From Epic Storm?
    Historic Hurricane Sandy slammed the tri-state area Monday, leaving millions without power in the region, the lower Manhattan skyline darkened, sea water rushing into subway and car tunnels, and Hudson River water spilling deep into Manhattan streets. It...
  • MTA to Begin Shutdown of Mass Transit at 7 p.m. as Mandatory Evacuations Ordered for Low-Lying Areas

    MTA to Begin Shutdown of Mass Transit at 7 p.m. as Mandatory Evacuations Ordered for Low-Lying Areas
    With potentially historic Hurricane Sandy barreling toward the tri-state area, the MTA will begin to shut down the region's mass-transportation system at 7 p.m. Sunday and city officials have enacted mandatory evacuation for the more than a quarter-of-a-...
  • Airline Operations Resuming in Wake of Sandy

    Airline Operations Resuming in Wake of Sandy
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Air travel was starting to get back to normal Wednesday in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. More than 19,500 flight have been canceled as a result of the storm, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.com. Some 7,074 flights...
  • TRANSIT UPDATE: Most Commuter Rails Restored, More Subway Service, Holland Tunnel Opened For Buses

    TRANSIT UPDATE: Most Commuter Rails Restored, More Subway Service, Holland Tunnel Opened For Buses
    ***Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday night that MTA fares for rail, subway and buses will be waived both Thursday and Friday.*** Metro North **October monthly passes are valid through Monday, November 5** Limited commuter rail service has been...
  • TIPS AND RESOURCES: Coping with Sandy's Aftermath

    TIPS AND RESOURCES: Coping with Sandy's Aftermath
    Hurricane Sandy may have left the area, but her effects are still being felt in the tri-state area. Here are some helpful resources and tips to keep in mind: NEED TO KNOW Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday that, starting Friday, New Yorkers whose homes or...