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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.


November 5, 2013

N.Y. MTA officials arrest 2 in ticket vending scam

Seized evidence includes thousands of debit and credit card numbers of Nassau, Queens and Westchester residents, many of which come from compromised TVMs.


October 31, 2013

Long Island Rail opens renovated, enhanced station

As a part of the project, workers have installed two new heavy-duty elevators, one each serving the eastbound and westbound platforms.


October 24, 2013

N.Y. MTA marks Jamaica Station's 100th anniversary

The station opened for business in 1913 as was part of newly elevated right-of-way in Jamaica that did away with street level grade crossings for the first time.


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