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Long Island Rail Road strike averted, deal reached

Accessibility| 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.

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

Government Issues| July 17, 2014

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.
Government Issues| 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.

Masabi to launch mobile ticketing with New York’s MTA

Riders will be able to use their phones as tickets on both Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road.
Management & Operations| 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.
Government Issues| April 30, 2014

N.Y. MTA expedites positive train control installation efforts

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.
Bus| 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.
Rail| 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.
Rail| March 21, 2013

Re-railing a derailed LIRR train

Footage of Long Island Rail Road crews working to re-rail train cars that derailed on March 18, 2013 in Rego Park, Queens.

The derailment has caused rush-hour train cancelations this week that are expected to come to an end Friday evening. Crews have been working around the clock first to re-rail the train, and now to repair 3,700 feet of damaged tracks, including third rail, running rails, and concrete ties.

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