La Guardia, Kennedy and Newark Airports Get a $25 Billion Overhaul

The city is not exactly known for its state-of-the-art airports. That should change by 2030.

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What to Know About Penn Station’s $7 Billion Redevelopment Plan

The project promises to update the notorious eyesore but critics of the plan are concerned about the cost.

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Circling Sicily on Its Regional Trains

A Dutch photographer, documenting the culture of regional train travel, managed to get around the Italian island for less than $100. Here’s what she saw.

#buses, #europe, #italy, #railroads, #sicily-italy, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

Nick Cave Goes Underground

Amid the noise and teem of the Times Square station, the artist’s mosaic Soundsuits feel more alive than they often do in the silence of museums.

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Chasing a Mighty Relic of Yesteryear: Union Pacific 4014

A train enthusiast reflects on the grandeur of the world’s largest operating steam locomotive, recently returned to service.

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A Stricken Ukrainian City Empties, and Those Left Fear What’s Next

After the deadly strike on the train station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, those who stayed behind are grim about the future: “We think we will be swept off the face of the earth.”

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #kramatorsk-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

Some Ukrainian Refugees Are Returning Home, Despite the Risks

A growing number of families, convinced the war could last for years, have decided that facing danger at home is better than life as a refugee.

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15,000 Are Sheltering in Kyiv’s Subway

People sleep three or four to a mattress and plastic food bags litter the scene, while mothers search endlessly on their phones for news of the war.

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In the Bronx, a Push to Save Cass Gilbert’s Train Stations

Two of the stations designed by the famed architect more than 100 years ago for the old ‘Consolidated’ railroad have a chance to be transformed for new uses.

#amtrak, #area-planning-and-renewal, #gilbert-cass-1859-1934, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #infrastructure-public-works, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

‘From Worst to Best:’ La Guardia Airport Gets a $4 Billion Makeover

The airport that Joe Biden once said was more suited to a “third-world’’ country has a gleaming new terminal to show off.

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Amtrak Pays $2 Million to Passengers With Disabilities Who Faced Obstacles at Stations

Under a settlement agreement, the railroad will also overhaul 135 train stations to make them accessible to all.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #amtrak, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #disabilities, #discrimination, #justice-department, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

Inside the Struggle to Save Bulgaria’s Last Narrow-Gauge Railroad

The Rhodope Narrow-Gauge Railway serves remote communities in southwestern Bulgaria. Can longtime riders — and young enthusiasts — keep it running?

#bulgaria, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #travel-and-vacations

Penn Station Would Be Rebuilt and Expansion Delayed Under Hochul Plan

Governor Hochul is putting her own stamp on former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal, focusing on rebuilding the huge station but putting off its expansion.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #hochul-kathleen-c, #hudson-river-tunnels-project, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #real-estate-commercial, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

Discovery of Marijuana Preceded Deadly Tucson Shooting, U.S. Says

Investigators say they found more than five pounds of marijuana and 50 packages of edibles before one of the suspects opened fire on federal agents in Tucson, Ariz.

#amtrak, #arizona, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #marijuana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #tucson-ariz

D.E.A. Agent Is Killed in Shooting at Arizona Amtrak Station

A second agent and a Tucson police officer were wounded in the chaotic shooting, a City Council member said. Amtrak said 137 passengers and 11 crew members were safely evacuated from a train.

#amtrak, #attacks-on-police, #drug-enforcement-administration, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #tucson-ariz

Here’s What Train Service Looks Like in NY After Ida’s Damaging Floods

The majority of the city’s subway lines had delays Friday morning, while the area’s airports appeared to be running smoothly.

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N.Y.C.’s Subway Musicians Return to M.T.A. Platforms

After 14 months away, authorized performers returned to train platforms to play for a reduced ridership.

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To Save Penn Station, New York Wants to Build 10 Skyscrapers

The state says revenue from the new towers can finance the rebuilding of the rail terminal. But the pandemic has upended the need for office space.

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The Sunday Read: ‘The “Herald Square Bomber” Who Wasn’t’

After the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. authorities used informants to secure terror convictions. But did they help create plots where none existed?

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The Plan to Rebuild the Port Authority Bus Terminal

The proposed changes could take a decade, but officials hope to transform the loathed building into a 21st-century transit hub.

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‘Notorious’ Port Authority Bus Terminal May Get a $10 Billion Overhaul

After years of study and debate, there is finally a proposal to rebuild the Midtown Manhattan eyesore from the ground up.

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Moynihan Train Hall Becomes a Destination For New Yorkers

Pandemic-weary visitors are finding uplift in the new station, with its soaring expanses of glass and light. “Perfect quarantine activity,” one says.

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Moynihan Train Hall: It’s Stunning. And, a First Step.

A $1.6 billion transformation of a post office has gifted the city with a lofty, light-filled steel, glass and marble cathedral, our critic writes.

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$60 Million High Line Expansion to Connect Park to Moynihan Train Hall

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will propose a 1,200-foot elevated pathway that will lead to the new Penn Station development, to be financed by public and private funds.

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Arthur Imperatore, Founder of a Critical Ferry Service, Dies at 95

He steered New York Waterway through financial straits. He also reveled in moments of glory, notably when his boats rode to the rescue on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Here’s What the First Night of the Subway Shutdown Looked Like

New York City’s subway closed overnight for the first time since 1904. We sent six photographers to document how it unfolded.

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Now Arriving at La Guardia Airport: One Passenger

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Major Airports Are Eerily Silent

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

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