July 17, 2014
Provides the 17% wage increase recommended by the Presidential Emergency Board, and includes the first-ever healthcare contributions from the 5,400 workers that make up the eight unions while protecting commuters and the MTA’s long-term financial stability.
July 15, 2014
Union negotiators said Monday that talks had collapsed amid a dispute over whether future employees should be required to contribute to their health insurance and pensions.
July 10, 2014
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.
May 1, 2014
Riders will be able to use their phones as tickets on both Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road.
April 30, 2014
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.
The board committees approved the expansion of a contract with a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation/Siemens Rail Automation by an additional $11.3 million.
November 13, 2013
Views the results as a very favorable outcome because they came in the wake of billions of dollars of infrastructure damage and large service disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy, followed several months later by a fare and toll increase.
August 21, 2013
Agency is replacing the station platform, canopy, staircases, elevator and escalator as well as the platform waiting room, lighting, public address system and signage at the Massapequa Station.
January 28, 2013
Steps include increasing video surveillance, vehicle tracking and restricting employee parking.
November 15, 2012
Transit officials said they restored limited service to the last of 10 branches of the Long Island Rail Road commuter line that suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy. They are still working to mitigate overcrowding and slower than normal commutes.
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