For one Long Island Railroad commuter, a looming labor strike has sent him searching for a city crash pad — with a randy roomie.
A Long Island Railroad strike is looking like an increasingly real possibility, but there may still be hope for a last minute negotiation after Governor Andrew Cuomo urged both sides to return to the table. [ more › ]
As someone who did it, I can easily say that commuting every day on the Long Island Rail Road is a particularly hellish experience. But it's about to get a lot worse, because Long Island Rail Road workers are planning to go on strike. Meaning the busiest railroad in North America is going to come to a halt. Read more...
Union officials yesterday declared that Long Island Railroad workers will walk off the job one minute after midnight on Saturday. “I regret to report that negotiations have collapsed with the MTA, and all eight unions are now proceeding with strike plans for July 20,” said Anthony Simon, chief spokesman for the union coalition. Show More Summary
The unions representing 5,400 Long Island Rail Road workers are threatening to walk off the job Sunday morning — and wreak havoc on commuters — despite a generous contract offer from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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
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.
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.
7online.com The MTA detailed its latest contract offer Tuesday to avert a potential Long Island Railroad strike.
Workers digging a trench on Governor's Island came across a rusted, filthy piece of train machinery—and had no idea what it was.
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
The Long Island Rail Road workers threatening to go on strike this year make livings that most New Yorkers can only envy.
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
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.
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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
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.
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 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 Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Masabi have partnered to deliver mobile ticketing technology on both Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road.