New York's public transit was shut down ahead of tropical storm Irene. That may have saved trains and buses from damage, but flooding and downed trees mean the whole system has to be inspected.
Osama bin Laden wanted Al Qaeda to attack US rail transportation on the 9/11 anniversary, according to intelligence taken from his compound. A 'no-ride list' for Amtrak is being considered.
Subway spaghetti video: A video taken of a fight in a New York City subway car started with a woman eating spaghetti, but led to a wider discussion about what is fair to put other riders of public transportation through during busy city commutes, and where to draw the line.
Often a safer bet than cars in inclement weather, even trains can come to a grinding halt due to the snow. An excavator clears the tracks of snow after two trains got stuck in Balkakra, Sweden, on Dec. 28, 2010.
For many people in the Northeast, another big winter storm – and the inconveniences it brings – is becoming too much of a pattern. Travel is snarled, schools closed, and snow piles just get higher.
New York transit – including the MTA, LIRR, and Metro North – has seen significant delays in the wake of a winter storm that covered rails in as much as two feet of snow.
The weekend snowstorm, which forced six states into emergency mode and partially paralyzed New York's MTA system, hit hourly workers especially hard.