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MTA Officer Going to Trial for Striking Pedestrian

An MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer is going to trial after being indicted for allegedly striking a pedestrian while on duty and then dropping him off in Staten Island. His court date is set for May. The hearings are being held for Lawrence Ffrench, a 43-year-old, who is being held without bail. He has been appearing in court since June 2017 for the alleged hit and run incident. He is being accused of striking a 41-year-old man near the corner of 92nd Street and Gatling Place. The man was thrown in the air and sustained serious injuries. Ffrench was an MTA officer who was on-duty...

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MTA is Testing a Commuting App

The MTA is starting tests on its new app ahead of the public launch that is supposed to happen in the coming weeks. The app is called “MYmta,” and it will feature trip planning and real-time information for services. It will also let commuters know about accidents and reasons why other delays are happening. The app is supposed to be available to commuters in the next few weeks. This information comes from MTA spokesman Jon Weinstein. The app is meant to replace the current MTA apps and to be more effective and accurate. When living in New York, using the MTA is a...

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LIRR Boss Stepping Down

  LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski spoke to the press after a train accident that happened in Jamaica, Queens. He was the chief who oversaw the LIRR during its worst performance, and, as such, he has decided to stop down. The LIRR had its worst performance in 18 years in 2017. There were over 21,000 late trains. Nowakowski is resigning on Friday after overseeing the job for four years. “LIRR riders deserve a new leader who will demand immediate reform and who will level with and speak directly to them,” State Senator Todd Kaminsky said in a statement. After the accident in Queens, Nowakowski decided to...

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A Man Killed by Train at Long Island Railroad Station

Last week, a man was struck and killed by a train at the Lynbrook Long Island Railroad station. The man has still not been identified, according to MTA officials. Service was suspended going in both directions on the Long Beach line. Homicide detectives were on the scene investigating the incident. The man was hit by the train at around 8:15 at night. His body ended up on the station platform, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. As of now, the MTA has confirmed that the incident did occur. They have not said the identity of the victim, and they have also...

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Person Hit and Killed by Train While Walking Along Tracks

A person who was walking along the train tracks in Beacon was hit by a train and killed. This information comes from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police. The police said that an unauthorized person was walking south of the Metro-North station around 12:30 in the afternoon. They were hit by a train that was headed north. Police report that trains were diverted and at least one train had to be canceled. There was some confusion for train passengers over the train schedule and some were left in their cars waiting. According to MTA Police Captain Jennifer Kelly, there hasn’t been a fatal accident on...

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Two NYC Transit Workers Killed in One Week

An update on a story we reported on earlier. A New York City transit worker was killed in late March while at a bus depot in Queens. The victim was Stephen Livecchi. He is a 59-year-old man. He was directing traffic at the depot at around 10 in the morning when the bus operation ran over him. The bus operator failed to see the man while he was driving in reverse. Livecchi had been at the job for 37 years and was pronounced dead at the scene. His sister-in-law, Clara Hunter, a 52-year-old, told the New York Daily News that, “We’re devastated. He...

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NYC DOT Worker Killed After Being Struck by Car

On April 4th, a New York City Department of Transportation worker was hit by a car on that Wednesday morning. The accident led to the man’s death. This incident occurred in the Bronx. According to sources, the accident happened at around 10:30 in the morning off the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway near Exit 5 in Baychester. The victim was George Staab, a 57-year-old many from Shirley. He was taken to nearby Jacobi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Mayor Bill de Blasio had this to say about the accident, “A very sad report that one of our DOT electricians was struck and...

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