Topic : Long Island Rail Road

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Statistics show NJ Transit logged most accidents among U.S. commuter railroads

Security and Safety | March 13, 2017

The 21 accidents disclosed online by the FRA were more than double those involving the Long Island Rail Road, the nation’s largest passenger-train service.

More than 100 injured in LIRR derailment in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rail| January 4, 2017

The LIRR is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying an average of 301,000 customers each weekday.

Management & Operations| January 3, 2017

NY MTA CEO Prendergast to step down this month

He oversaw the Second Avenue Subway development since Governor Cuomo appointed him as chairman in 2013.

Rail| October 4, 2016

N.Y. MTA adds Apple Pay, Masterpass options to mobile ticket app

Starting tomorrow morning, Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers will be able to use the digital wallet technology to purchase their tickets through MTA eTix.

Rail| May 18, 2016

N.Y. MTA to roll out mobile rail ticketing app

The MTA eTix app, developed by Masabi, will to be rolled out next month on select lines; available to all LIRR & Metro-North customers by end of 2016.

Management & Operations| April 21, 2016

N.Y. MTA cancels APTA membership

Chairman/CEO Thomas Prendergast summarized the key reasons behind MTA's decision in a seven-page letter.

Security and Safety | February 17, 2015

TSA commends 5 transit agencies for security programs

Virginia Railway Express; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Long Island Railroad; Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit were recognized.

Accessibility| July 17, 2014

Long Island Rail Road strike averted, deal reached

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.
Government Issues| July 17, 2014

Video: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo announces Long Island Rail Road agreement

Tentative deal reached between the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions, averting a strike.

Government Issues| July 15, 2014

Updated: Long Island Rail negotiations collapse, workers prepare to strike

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.

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