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Crash Between Tractor-Trailers Closes Lanes In Fort McHenry Tunnel, One Hospitalized

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A collision between tractor-trailers in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on  Southbound I-95 has closed multiple lanes, the Baltimore firefighter’s union said. A person is trapped and a rescue is underway, the union said. At least one person has already been hospitalized, according to state authorities. The extent of their injuries is unknown. Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 tweeted the crash happened Tuesday afternoon between three tractor trailers. Hazmat was requested due to spilled diesel.  💥CRASH W/ RESCUE U/D💥SB I-95 Inside Fort McHenry Tunnel Bore 1@Zeke_Cohen @CouncilmanETC#BMORESBravest are still trying to free the trapped person. Due to the severity, the @shocktrauma...
BALTIMORE, MD
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Car, bus, truck crash in front of Macy's in Manhattan

NEW YORK - A bad crash involved a car, a sightseeing bus, and a large UPS truck in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday morning. It happened around 11:30 a.m. right in front of the flagship Macy's store on 34th St. just off the corner of 7th Ave. The area is usually...
MANHATTAN, NY
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Do subway riders really think they are 'suckers' for paying the fare? We asked.

The MTA is taking a new approach to addressing the ongoing issue of fare evasion across its system. In addition to posting police at subway turnstiles and on buses checking whether people paid, MTA chairman Janno Lieber has repeatedly tried to appeal to New Yorkers' sense of fairness by pitting paying customers against fare evaders, repeatedly saying that people who pay the fare feel like “suckers” when they see others hopping turnstiles or going through the exit gate.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Man slugs MTA cleaner in the face inside Queens subway station, cops say

A man punched a female MTA cleaner in the face inside a Queens subway station early Tuesday, authorities said.  The 64-year-old worker was standing near the booth at the Main Street station on the 7 line in Flushing around 2:15 a.m. when a 38-year-old man approached and asked for the time, cops said.  When the cleaner turned to check, the suspect suddenly socked her in the face, police said.  She was treated on scene, and the assailant was taken into custody with charges pending, cops said.  Earlier this month, two MTA conductors were assaulted and one was robbed in separate incidents in Queens and...
QUEENS, NY
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NYC Traffic Is Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels at Bridges & Tunnels

Despite the ongoing pandemic, New York City is starting to feel "normal" again, and that includes traffic congestion. NYC bridges and tunnels are witnessing traffic comparable to (if not worse than) before the pandemic. "At the bridges and tunnels, the volumes have recovered to pre-pandemic levels or actually slightly above,"...
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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"He shouldn't be dead": Subway murder victim's sister speaks out

NEW YORK -- The sister of the man murdered on a subway train over the weekend was overcome by grief and fear on Monday. As CBS2's Ali Bauman reported, Griselda Vile said her brother wasn't even supposed to be on the train.Daniel Enriquez, 48, was on his way to brunch when he was killed on a Q train Sunday. Enriquez's sister said the subway was not his first choice, but a ride share was just too expensive."He shouldn't be dead," Vile said.According to police, the subway was crossing the Manhattan Bridge when another passenger began pacing, then suddenly pulled out a...
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Adams vows to reevaluate police deployment on subway

NEW YORK -- Mayor Eric Adams says he's vowing to reevaluate the deployment of police officers on the subway.Adams said violence on the subway has become a major setback in convincing people to come back to their New York City offices, CBS2's Marcia Kramer reported Monday. In a city where optics are often everything, Adams took the subway to City Hall after an Upper Manhattan news conference. It was the day after a Goldman Sachs employee was murdered in cold blood on the Q train."Is this symbolic to show people that it's safe?" Kramer asked the mayor."No it's substantive that this...
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Notorious B.I.G. MetroCard Listed at $4,899 on eBay

The limited-edition MetroCard has become a New York City tradition, and so has the resale hype market that immediately follows. Last weekend, to commemorate what would have been the Notorious B.I.G.’s 50th birthday, the MTA released 50,000 commemorative MetroCards in three Bed-Stuy subway stations. People lined up for hours to snag one.
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Amherst’s Max Page Elected President of State Teachers’ Union

Max Page, a professor of architecture at UMass Amherst and the current vice president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) has been elected to be the union’s next president. Page will succeed current MTA President Merrie Najimy, who is completing her second and final term, on July 15. Page,...
AMHERST, MA
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Despite witnesses and cameras, subway shooter evaded quick capture

The subway shooter who gunned down a man taking the Q train to brunch on Sunday was still at large more than 24 hours later despite multiple witnesses to the shooting, an increased police presence in the subways, and an extensive network of surveillance cameras in the transportation system. Monday...
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Community Meetings Announced as Purple Line Work Continues

With the recent selection of a new contractor and construction activities of the Purple Line continuing, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), which manages the project, will be hosting a number of in-person community meetings in Montgomery County. The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail...
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Outside study finds ‘critical flaws’ in MTA’s $90M bus command boondoggle

The MTA’s $90 million boondoggle bus dispatch war-room has “critical design and execution flaws” that could render it useless in the event of an emergency power outage, The Post has learned. An outside engineering assessment obtained by The Post found several “single points of failure” in the back-up power system of the NASA-like command center, which has sat mostly empty for three years since former Transit President Andy Byford and other bigwigs held a celebratory ribbon-cutting there in June 2019.  Several features of the building’s back-up generators could shut down the MTA’s entire bus dispatching operation were they to fail, according to the...
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