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    DA: Man sold Long Island Rail Road tickets he made himself
    A Rockville Centre man is facing more than 70 criminal charges after he was allegedly caught selling Long Island Rail Road tickets that he made himself on the computer, the Queens district attorney’s office said Friday.Michael Wright, 27, is...
  • Rail road strike averted following a successful deal
    LIRR workers get 17 per cent pay raises to avert strike
    It was all smiles today at the end of rigorous negotiations between union leaders and chairman of the Long Island Rail Road, the US busiest commuter rail line. The non-compromising stance from both sides had led to a looming strike that would have...
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    New York transit contract talks stalled as strike date approaches
    New York City railway transit workers from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) still do not have a contract yet and the date of the planned strike looms near. Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) workers...
  • Niculae Petre and Dorin Husa
    Guilty pleas in LIRR skimmer scam case
    Two Romanian nationals pleaded guilty Friday and admitted their involvement in a massive identity theft scheme that used credit card skimmers to target Long Island Rail Road ticket machines, Nassau prosecutors said March 14.Niculae Petre, 45, and...
  • Teodora and Valer Zaharia
    New indictments, charges upgraded in LIRR skimming scam case
    Two Romanian nationals arrested for allegedly operating an identity theft scheme using Long Island Rail Road ticket machines are facing upgraded charges, as prosecutors named a fifth suspect in the alleged scam.The incitement, unsealed Nov. 25,...
  • LIRR Work Train Collision
    Officials: Five injured after two LIRR work trains collide in Westbury
    Two non-passenger Long Island Rail Road trains collided Tuesday morning in Westbury, which has service suspended between Mineola and Hicksville, a spokeswoman for the MTA said.The incident involved two work trains on the Main Line, which services...
  • Mineola LIRR Station
    Cops seek suspect in Mineola train station robbery
    Nassau County police are looking for a man accused of assaulting and robbing a man at the Long Island Rail Road station in Mineola on Tuesday night.Detectives said a 30-year-old man had just used the ATM machine at the Mineola train station, when...
  • LIRR restores weekday service after Sandy
    LIRR weekday service returned on most branches as of Monday, Nov. 12
    The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will begin operating a weekday schedule on Monday, November 12, on 10 of its 11 branches as two of the Amtrak East River Tunnels flooded during Hurricane Sandy are reopened, the MTA announced.“We are...
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    How to navigate New York City’s public transit post-Sandy
    Update: As of 4:00 pm on October 31, limited service on the subways, Metro-North and LIRR will resume on Thursday. According to the MTA, "Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that beginning this afternoon, both Long Island Rail Road and Metro...
  • Phil Mickelson
    Buy your LIRR tickets online for The Barclays at Bethpage Black
    Life just got a little easier for those who plan to travel to Bethpage Black via train for The Barclays next month. According to LIRR President Helena E. Williams, "For the first time in the history of the LIRR, our customers will be able to...
  • LIRR Locus Manor Station
    Mixed reviews on LIRR Locus Manor Station Upgrade
    Residents gathered last night at a meeting hosted by the Springfield Gardens Taxpayers & Citizens Association to hear from Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) representatives about the soon to begin updates to the Long Island Railroad’s...
  • Lower Manhattan-Jamaica/JFK Transportation Project
    LIRR: Lessons in rest and relaxation
    Living on Long Island and commuting to New York means one thing to most people; the dreaded commute on the LIRR. Most riders consider LIRR to stand for Long rides, Irritating people, Rushing to catch the train and Random delays. However, instead...
  • MTA salaries with overtime that might raise some eyebrows
    Dump the MTA payroll tax press conference and rally 10 Apr 2011
    Consider: $1.35 billion in MTA tax collected. MTA employees make around $74K. NY Teachers median salary, $41,293 - $64,428, let's call it $53K. The MTA tax? It is applied to school payrolls, among other things. Funny, eh? Some folks aren't...
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    LIRR Riders should expect service disruptions this weekend says MTA
    If you're planning to use the Long Island Railroad this weekend, you need to know thatthere will be extremely limited service for all lines except the Port Washington Branch, especially for stops between Jamaica Station and Penn Station.This...
  • New York City Wine & Food Festival this weekend
    Take a trip to New York City Wine & Food Festival this weekend
    Take the LIRR and get out to New York City this weekend to enjoy delicious food, attend events, and meet television chefs and international food experts.The third annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food &...