MTA and Amtrak reach deal to expand transit options

Amtrak and the MTA have struck a deal on two key rail projects in the New York region. Amtrak will upgrade rail lines north of Manhattan to allow Metro-North trains to access Penn Station. And the MTA will help rehab Amtrak-owned tunnels under the East River that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

MTA requesting federal funding

The MTA is pleading for help from federal lawmakers to try and stay afloat as it is currently losing $200M a week due to decreased ridership.

Mass transit still has problems after storm

Various public transit agencies in the New York City region were still trying to get service restored on Wednesday morning after Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread damage.