Long Island Rail Road
A labor stoppage could come on March 21 unless an agreement is reached on a new three-year contract or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority asks the White House to intervene with a second Presidential Emergency Board.
Snow, sleet and ice took down trees, left intersections flooded with slushy muck, and had residents fit to be tied on Long Island Wednesday.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Snow is expected to fall through the morning before changing to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain.
MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said issues between the agency and labor unions could result in an almost 12 percent fare hike next year, three times more than planned.
The LIRR said customers should expect canceled trains and delays during the evening rush hour.
Some East End students continued to walk along railroad tracks listening to loud music just a day after a classmate, also wearing earphones, had a brush with death.
Completion of the long-awaited project to link the Long Island Rail Road into Grand Central Terminal may now be 2023 and cost $10.7 billion.
Both commuter rail lines carried 83.4 million riders last year. The stronger economy and more people back to work were credited with the increases.
A fire in an Albertson complex partially shut down on the Long Island Rail Road Friday evening.
The effort to bring LIRR trains to a new concourse 10 stories beneath Grand Central was at one time an $8 billion project with a 2013 completion date. But the MTA board will reportedly be told the project could top $10 billion and won’t be ready until 2021 or later.
Chopper 2 captured a NY Waterway ferry slow to almost a complete stop as it maneuvered around ice Thursday morning.
A snowstorm followed by brutally cold temps seems to be the norm around here this winter.
Commuters using mass transit can expect delays and schedule changes after up to 13 inches of snow fell on the New York metropolitan area.
Transit agencies are stepping up their snow response as a storm predicted to bring between 8 to 12 inches of the white stuff slams the Tri-State area.
LIRR union workers have been without a contract for three and a half years. That contract draught will continue because the MTA has rejected a White House mediator’s proposal to end the dispute.