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  • Metrolink's grim national record

    Metrolink has amassed the most fatalities among commuter railroads of similar size in the United States over the last decade, a statistic boosted in part by three deadly train collisions in the past five years, according to federal reports. -------------...
  • Corrected: Railroad deaths

    Number of reported fatalities from all causes (auto collisions, pedestrians hit, yard accidents, derailments, etc.) on major commuter rail systems from 1999 to Saturday. (Note: this chart is corrects a previously published version) Railroad, location...
  • MTA Passes Major Fare Hike

    MTA Passes Major Fare Hike
    The MTA board voted Monday to rescind the massive fare hikes previously adopted in their "doomsday" budget, and to instead implement a 10 percent increase this year, and another 7.5 percent in 2011 and 2013. The board will vote later this month at a...
  • Belmont Stakes patrons brave long lines, alcohol abuse

     
    I am embarrassed to admit it took 40 years as a New York sports fan and 25 as a New York sportswriter for me to set foot in Belmont Park. But I got there Saturday, and wrote a column about......
  • Nets still hope to open Barclays Center in 2010

     
    If I stopped blogging, watching sports on TV, listening to the radio and sleeping, I could do a bang-up job covering the financial nuances of the new sports palaces going up around Big Town . . . which theoretically is......
  • CBS, U.S. Open offer live video of delayed men's final

     
    Back in 1987, the last time the U.S. Open men's final was played on a Monday, live video streaming on the Internet was not a viable option. This time it is, and CBSSports.com and USopen.org will offer it for people......
  • Today's game postponed; split DH tomorrow

     
    With Tropical Storm Hanna en route, the Mets already have postponed today's game. It will be made up as the first game of a split doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 2:15 p.m. The second game will start at 8:05 as regularly......
  • Long Island Raid Road: Latest pension-scam locus

     
    The Long Island Rail Road has a comparatively astounding -- and plainly suspicious -- number of disability claims that lead to fatter pensions, compared to other transit systems, according to an in-depth New York Times story here. Reacting to the......
  • LIRR: Mario caves, Andrew probes?

     
    After the NYT's big story on the Long Island Railroad money pit -- disabilities for everyone, early retirement with full pension in your 50s, work rules that let you get three days of pay for a day of work......
  • Monday 10: Dems want checks on bailout

     
    World's Most Powerful Man Hank Paulson's bailout plan for Wall Street still has momentum, but Democrats are looking for some oversight on asset values, some pain for the bankers, and some help for homeowners. McCain and Obama insist that......
  • Gov. puts federal foot forward in LIRR pension scandal

     
    Gov. David Paterson, reacting again today to the Long Island Rail Road disability-pension scandal, leans toward the federal in his public statement: "The Governor called on Congress to look into the workings of the federal Railroad Retirement Board, and...
  • Ten for Wednesday: Obama stakes clear lead?

     
    The turmoil on Wall Street has "altered the shape of the presidential race" and given Obama a 9-point lead, the first clear breakaway for either candidate this year, according to a new ABC/WashPost poll. A closer look at two......