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November 19, 2014

Metro-North, LIRR to acquire video cameras for trains

Outward-facing cameras will be used to record track and wayside activities, and inward-facing cameras will be used to record the engineer’s control area while the train is in operation.


October 22, 2014

LIRR upgrades 'TrainTracker' app

Among the new features are an easier to use station picker screen, improved arrival countdown screen, enhanced trip search capability, detailed station parking information and a new server, enabling LIRR to handle more TrainTime requests per minute.


July 29, 2014

N.Y. MTA investing in additional safety measures

Its 2015 budget includes $84 million in safety initiatives, and safety investments will total $363 million over the entire 2015 to 2018 four-year Financial Plan. The MTA Board will vote on next year’s final Financial Plan in December.


July 10, 2014

Possible strike would shut down largest commuter rail system in U.S.

New York’s MTA and unions representing employees of Long Island Rail Road are reconvening Thursday at noon to work out a deal to avert a strike that would hobble about 300,000 daily commuters amid Long Island’s peak tourism season.


April 30, 2014

D.C. rail project chief tapped to lead Long Island Rail Road

Patrick A. Nowakowski is a career railroad professional with broad experience in operations, engineering, infrastructure and planning. He replaces Helena Williams, who served as LIRR president for almost seven years, making her the railroad’s longest-serving president in decades.


March 20, 2014

Metro-North, LIRR to install video/audio recorders

Meanwhile, both railroads are working together to procure and install Positive Train Control as quickly as possible.


February 26, 2014

N.Y. MTA program to improve worker, passenger safety

Chairman/CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced he is creating the position of chief safety officer, a new senior management post reporting directly to the chairman/CEO, to ensure safety is a top priority throughout all MTA operations.


December 23, 2013

Ansaldo STS wins LIRR signaling contract

The upgrade will increase the safety and reliability of the line and support the LIRR’s planned PTC system.


December 19, 2013

N.Y. MTA adds first official apps

Known as Metro-North Train Time and LIRR Train Time, the new apps are available now for Android and iPhone and are free to download.


November 14, 2013

Siemens, Bombardier to upgrade N.Y. train control systems

Will develop, test and commission a new PTC system for the MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) commuter lines.


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