Topic : Long Island Rail Road

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LIRR takes steps to curb employee thefts

Rail| January 28, 2013
Steps include increasing video surveillance, vehicle tracking and restricting employee parking.

98% of N.Y. subways now running

Rail| 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.
Accessibility| 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.
Rail| 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.
Rail| September 24, 2012

2012 Women In Transportation: Helena Williams

President Long Island Rail Road New York, N.Y.
Rail| 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.
Rail| 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.
Rail| 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.
Rail| 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.
Rail| March 6, 2012

Long Island Rail credit card system combats fraud

Credit card fraud at ticket machines peaked in May of last year before installation of the new system, which requires customers to provide their zip code as part of the verification process. The rail service expects to save over $5 million.

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