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Metro-North fined $552K during past decade

crainsnewyork.com — (AP) -- Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday. The Connecticut Democrat called it a shameful record that shows an urgent need for immediate attention to safety and reliability.
Metro-North has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects. bit.ly/1f3P21M

Law firm lands at 1221 Sixth Ave.

crainsnewyork.com — It's official, the law firm of White & Case has signed up for 440,000 square feet of space at the McGraw-Hill Building located at 1221 Sixth Ave., between West 48th and West 49th streets. The deal is one of the largest office leases so far this year, according to the New York Post.
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crainsnewyork.com — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Thursday morning that it will take an important step towards making the embattled bistate agency more transparent and more responsive to public criticism next week. It will come when a panel of prominent authority watchdogs and commentators airs its critique of the Port Authority and makes suggestions as to how it should be reformed.

MTA strikes 'tentative' deal with transit union

crainsnewyork.com — After two years of stalemate, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the transit workers union announced a "tentative" contract agreement that would provide retroactive raises to workers in exchange for their increased contribution to health care costs. Transit workers would receive 1% raises each for the first two years of the contract, followed by 2% raises for each of the last three years.