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Some Safety Work at Metro-North Train Crossing Never Done

Work deferred at deadly crossing.
The suburban railroad crossing where six people died in a collision between a commuter train and an SUV had undergone a number of upgrades in recent years to reduce the risk of accidents, but some planned work - the installation of a third set of flashing lights - was never done.

M.T.A. Invests in Service Improvements

Transportation authority invests $18 million in service enhancements for the second year in a row.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will use state money to fund a service improvement package for the second year in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The M.T.A.’s plan includes increased bus, subway and commuter train service, as well as enhanced customer satisfaction through new technology and cleaner stations. The transportation authority’s total investment package is valued at $18 million.