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November 13, 2013

N.Y. MTA satisfaction ratings remain stable

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

Long Island Rail station upgrade enters next phase

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

LIRR takes steps to curb employee thefts

Steps include increasing video surveillance, vehicle tracking and restricting employee parking.


November 15, 2012

98% of N.Y. subways now running

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.


November 1, 2012

Up and running, N.Y. MTA offering free transit

To encourage the use of public transit as the region slowly recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, NYC Subway and Bus network, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and Access-a-Ride services will be free for Thursday and Friday.


October 3, 2012

LIRR expands station waiting room hours

The 41 stations will have their waiting room hours extended until 10 PM in the evening on weekdays. LIRR station waiting rooms typically open between 5 AM and 6 AM on weekdays. Prior to the pilot, most station waiting rooms closed by mid-afternoon.


June 19, 2012

N.Y. rail workers tripling pay due to overtime

A train car repairman for the Long Island Rail Road earned nearly $203,000 last year, — more than the city transportation authority's chief operating officer — due to overtime bonuses that workers are able to receive under union rules.


May 24, 2012

LIRR workers who faked disabilities to get amnesty

Retirees who fabricated claims to get more money in their pensions would avoid prosecution and be able to keep their benefits if they admit wrongdoing as part of a deal with the federal government.


April 18, 2012

U.S. trains boost number of quiet cars

New York's Long Island Railroad and Metro-North increased the number of quiet spaces this month. Despite the new trend, not all riders are able to separate their hectic work lives from their commute.


March 27, 2012

Long Island Rail expands quiet car program

Another important change in the pilot program is that the westernmost car on the train will now be the quiet car effective April 2. In the initial pilot, the quiet car was the easternmost car.


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