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Once Again, Inaction at the FDA, Now With a New Class of Drugs, Hurts Consumers

Recently, Phil DeLuca, a retired Long Island Railroad worker, was profiled on a national news television program. Suffering from a potentially fatal red blood cell deficiency, he receives a weekly shot of Procrit. Simple enough, but that shot costs a staggering $1,500, of which his co-pay is $196. Show More Summary

NY: Brookhaven Plans Lawsuit Against LIRR Over Old Yaphank Dumping Site

Brookhaven Town will file a lawsuit against the Long Island Rail Road over the railroad's plan to contain contaminated soil at a former Yaphank dump site by installing stone, concrete and asphalt caps.

EXCLUSIVE: Fired LIRR president, Helena Williams, remains on payroll amid possible strike

At least one Long Island Rail Road employee has gotten a good deal from the MTA recently. With unionized LIRR workers readying for a possible strike next month, the Daily News has learned that the railroad’s former president, Helena Williams, who was fired two months ago, remains on the payroll under an arrangement designed to enhance the value of her pension.

MTA DETAILS NEW CONTRACT OFFER TO AVOID POTENTIAL LIRR STRIKE The MTA detailed its latest contract offer Tuesday to avert a potential Long Island Railroad strike.

NYC Construction Crew Unearths a Military Railroad Relic

Workers digging a trench on Governor's Island came across a rusted, filthy piece of train machinery—and had no idea what it was.

Long Island Railroad workers urge management and Gov. Cuomo to help delay strike deadline

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Union workers on the Long Island Railroad could strike as soon as July 19, with their contract having lapsed in 2010 and negotiations stalled. But the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, hoping...Show More Summary

Workin’ on the railroad

The Long Island Rail Road workers threatening to go on strike this year make livings that most New Yorkers can only envy.

Along the Chemical Coast to Staten Island

People seem to be captivated by the unused stretch of the Staten Island Railroad along the North Shore of the island. It makes sense to do something with it, because it's the part of Staten Island with the poorest population and the lowest car ownership. Show More Summary

RI: Candidate Pell Unveils Transportation Plan

Clay Pell, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, on Thursday unveiled a plan to rebuild Rhode Island's roads and bridges and improve all aspects of transportation in Rhode Island, including railroads, sea ports, airports and public transit.

Archive: April 2014

2 months agoOdd : Dark Roasted Blend

Thrilling Vintage Movie Posters Spewed from Intergalactic Space!.. Cosmonaut's Bling! Under the banner of Lenin - to the stars! Crazy (and Dangerous) Railroads Landslide on an Old Harrowing Railroad Enchanting Waterfall Island Like the...Show More Summary

America's Busiest Commuter Railway System Moving to E-Tickets

Passengers on New York's Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and Metro-North Railroad systems will soon get a boost of smartphone-powered efficiency, thanks to a new e-ticketing system in the works The system will allow passengers to use their...Show More Summary

NYC Commuters to Use Mobile Phones as Train Tickets

Riders of the Metro North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road will soon be able to purchase tickets by mobile, and use their phones in lieu of paper tickets.

NYC Rail Lines to Trial Mobile Ticketing

2 months agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

The New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has agreed to allow Metro-North Railroad (MNR) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to trial a mobile ticketing service run by Masabi. The system would let smartphone owners buy their train...Show More Summary

New York’s MTA starts punching smartphone tickets on 2 commuter rail lines

2 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

New York City's transit agency is bringing mobile ticketing to its busiest commuter lines, the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North Railroad. Commuters will be able to buy and validate their tickets on their smartphones.

New York’s MTA selects Masabi to deliver mobile ticketing technology

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Masabi have partnered to deliver mobile ticketing technology on both Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road.

Several Bags Of Body Parts Found Near Queens LIRR Tracks

Multiple bags of human remains—including one that contained a skull—were found Saturday near the tracks of the Long Island Railroad in Elmhurst, Queens. [ more › ]

The Huge Mist Cannons That Keep the Air Clean in NYC's New Tunnels

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've followed the $10.8 billion East Side Access project, which will extend the Long Island Railroad from Queens to Grand Central, all year. But now that the tunnels have been blasted, new machines are arriving—and they're just as cool as the tunnel borers. Read more...

NY: MTA: Most LIRR, Metro-North Trains to Get Recording Gear

The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad plan to install inward-facing and outward-facing video cameras and audio recorders on most of their trains, MTA officials said.

Fire on Tracks Keeps Cold Trains Running on Time

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Wired: Autopia

To keep trains running through the polar vortex, the Long Island Railroad is lighting the tracks on fire. Literally.

This Is The Awesome Way Railroads Keep Tracks Warm In Winter

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Keeping your commute functioning in winter often means keeping the tracks unfrozen. That's why when temperatures dropped to well below freezing last week, the Long Island Rail Road needed to do something to keep all the moving parts working. And this crazy-looking fire mechanism is how they did it. Read more...

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