Topic : LIRR

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New York MTA, Waze partner for railroad crossing safety initiative

Security and Safety | June 7, 2018

The safety issue continues to be a growing problem as distracted or confused motorists, some using GPS devices, inadvertently turn onto tracks instead of parallel roadways.

Idea to merge rail systems has lessons for us all

Management & Operations| June 6, 2018

Unless there are clearly defined responsibilities with defined funding sources and some levels of autonomy, they become troubled.

Management & Operations| May 23, 2018

MTA to launch LIRR fare, ticketing field study

Program will offer discounted fares for customers traveling between Brooklyn and seven stations in Queens on a temporary basis. 

Rail| April 19, 2018

Report suggests merging LIRR, NJ Transit, and Metro-North

The "Trans-Regional Express," or "T-REX," would connect the systems to greatly cut travel times and increase capacity on rail lines that will only see more strain as the area's population grows.

Rail| April 13, 2018

LIRR names new president

Phillip Eng first joined the MTA in March 2017 when he was appointed COO, where he was responsible for leading major initiatives across all of the MTA’s agencies with a focus on innovation and technology. 

Rail| February 15, 2018

Stantec to lead $1.9 billion rail modernization project

The project will add a 9.8-mile third track and add critical capacity on Long Island Rail Road’s busiest corridor.

Security and Safety | February 7, 2018

Severe obstructive sleep apnea to blame for NJ Transit, LIRR train crashes

The NTSB also determined that these safety issues were not unique to these two properties, but exist throughout the country at many intercity passenger and commuter passenger train terminals.

Rail| January 17, 2018

LIRR double-track project close to complete

The project utilizes Design-Build construction and a specialized New Track Construction machine that lays rail more than 10 times faster than the MTA has ever done before, saving more than $7 million in construction costs.

Security and Safety | December 21, 2017

Gov. Cuomo directs MTA, Port Authority to heighten holiday season security

Additional personnel and security equipment will be deployed by state agencies, including rapid radiation response trucks, bomb-detecting canines, an increased heavily armed presence, enhanced surveillance, and rapid response vehicles at all high-profile locations.

Rail| October 23, 2017

NY rail systems begin using work trains to clear 'slimy leaf debris'

A specialized Metro-North work train sprays water at high pressure, and specially equipped highway/rail trucks use rail scrubbers to remove crushed leaf residue from the tracks.

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