Metropolitan Transportation Authority http://wshu.org en LIRR and unions return to arbitration http://wshu.org/post/lirr-and-unions-return-arbitration <p></p><p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to more arbitration talks with the main labor unions for the Long Island Rail Road. &nbsp;The move essentially postpones a looming strike until mid summer. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:47:54 +0000 Charles Lane 13168 at http://wshu.org LIRR and unions return to arbitration Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford http://wshu.org/post/heads-mta-metro-north-hartford <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy met on Monday in his Capitol office with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast and new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.</p><p>Governor Malloy says one key decision was made at Monday's meeting. The MTA agreed that any major project conducted on the rail's infrastructure, that could potentially disrupt rail service, will be independently reviewed beforehand.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:38:57 +0000 Dan Katz 12952 at http://wshu.org Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford MTA tax upheld. For now. http://wshu.org/post/mta-tax-upheld-now <p></p><p>The tax, much reviled on Long Island, has been subsidizing the regional transit network by taking 34 cents for every $100 dollars businesses and governments pay in salaries. &nbsp;On Thursday New York&#39;s top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn&#39;t over yet. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:23:40 +0000 Charles Lane 6555 at http://wshu.org MTA tax upheld. For now. Update on the status of Metro North's New Haven line http://wshu.org/post/update-status-metro-norths-new-haven-line <p>Troubles on Metro North have continued into a second week, but officials say things should be able to return to normal by next week. MTA officials estimate service should be fully restored by Tuesday, Oct. 8. Details on the power restoration from Con Edison are online <a href="http://www.coned.com/newsroom/news/pr20130930.asp">here</a>.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:56:42 +0000 Craig LeMoult, Ebong Udoma & Mark Herz 5972 at http://wshu.org Update on the status of Metro North's New Haven line