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A Long Island Rail Road train at Jamaica station on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

Despite Contingency Plan Riders Fear Messy Commute If Strike Halts LIRR Service

There are eight days and counting until a possible Long Island Railroad strike that could severely disrupt the commutes for more than 300,000 riders.

07/12/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train at Jamaica station on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

MTA Chief Announces Contingency Plan In Case Of LIRR Strike

With just nine days left before a potential Long Island Rail Road strike, the MTA has made its contingency plan public.

07/11/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train at Jamaica station on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

No New Talks Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Possible Strike Deadline Nears

There is still no deal between union workers and the MTA to avert a possible Long Island Rail Road strike in just nine days.

07/11/2014

People board a Long Island Rail Road train in Jamaica on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

What’s Your Backup Plan In Case LIRR Goes On Strike?

What is your plan B if the LIRR Strikes? Let us know how you plan to navigate.

07/11/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train. (credit: CBS 2)

With 10 Days Before Potential Strike, Still No Deal For MTA, LIRR Unions

With time running out, there was still no deal Thursday between Long Island Rail Road unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with just 10 days to go before a strike could begin.

07/10/2014

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer Gives Breakdown Of What Both Sides Want In Potential LIRR Strike

With 10 days to go Thursday before a possible Long Island Rail Road strike, many have been wondering just how far apart the two sides really are.

07/10/2014

Neighbors say a railroad crossing in Glendale, Queens is dangerous. (Credit: CBS 2)

Glendale Residents: Railroad Crossing Is Accident Waiting To Happen

Concern is growing in Queens over a railroad crossing that residents say doesn’t give adequate warning to drivers before they cross.

07/09/2014

MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast meets with members of the New York Congressional delegation on July 9, 2014 about a potential Long Island Rail Road strike. (credit: MTA/Twitter)

Congress Will Not Intervene In Contract Dispute To Prevent LIRR Strike

Lawmakers said they have no plans to get involved with the contract dispute and urged the MTA and the unions to return to the bargaining table.

07/09/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Launches Ad Campaign To Warn Commuters As LIRR Strike Deadline Nears

The agency said Wednesday it has print ads running in seven daily newspapers and radio ads airing on 11 stations, including 1010 WINS and WCBS 880.

07/09/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

With Potential LIRR Strike Looming, Cuomo Says He Can’t Get Involved

Contract talks are expected to resume Tuesday afternoon between the MTA and LIRR union workers.

07/07/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

MTA, LIRR Contract Talks Set Resume Next Week As L.I. Lawmakers Call On Cuomo To Intervene

The latest round of talks last week ended with no compromise in sight and both sides have blamed the other for the stalemate.

07/02/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Brookhaven Town Officials To Sue Over Contaminated LIRR Yard

Town of Brookhaven officials announced Tuesday that they will take legal action against the Long Island Rail Road to clean up a shuttered yard full of toxic chemicals in East Yaphank.

07/01/2014

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

Contract Talks Between MTA, LIRR Unions End With No Compromise

Commuters are bracing for the worst after the latest round of contract talks between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road union workers ended with no compromise in sight.

06/27/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

LIRR Riders Considering Options In Event Of Strike

The Commuter Council is warning Long Island Rail Road riders to plan ahead for a possible work strike next month.

06/24/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

LIRR Workers Turn Up The Pressure On The MTA At Massapequa Labor Rally

LIRR unions tried to ramp up the pressure on the MTA at a labor rally in Massapequa on Saturday.

06/21/2014

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