Long Island Rail Road
A former Long Island Rail Road conductor was sentenced this week to eight years in prison, after being convicted of playing a role in a massive disability fraud scheme.
There is already low-tech equipment, widely available since the Great Depression, that could have prevented the crash, and every Metro-North train already has it.
Saturday marked 20 years since the Long Island Rail Road massacre, which left 16 people dead and more than a dozen wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a train full of passengers.
On Dec. 7, 1993, a gunman opened fire on a train car filled with commuters leaving New York City. By the time passengers tackled Colin Ferguson, his fusillade had left six people dead and 19 wounded.
Police arrested a man acting suspiciously on a Long Island Rail Road train Tuesday, and discovered he was carrying a stolen cash register.
Niculae Petre, Dorin Husa, Valer Zaharia, and Teodora Zaharia, are accused of stealing customers’ PIN numbers and other financial information.
One delay after another for Long Island Rail Road riders is due to problems with Amtrak equipment, and Long Islanders now want a say in how Amtrak is run.
When complete, Jefferson Plaza will consist of 154 units of luxury housing and retail space.
Sen. Charles Schumer said Amtrak’s plan includes overhauling its track inspection program that calls for a more proactive approach to infrastructure maintenance.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said the suspects placed “skimming” devices and hidden cameras near ticket vending machines in Chappaqua, Sea Cliff, Bayside, Great Neck, Merillon Avenue, and Greenvale stations.
The Long Island Rail Road was subject to delays and cancellations for the Wednesday evening rush, due to an unspecified “track condition.”
The station, graced by 150,000 commuters every day, is one of the nation’s busiest transportation hubs.
Trains with open space rather than doors between cars, dedicated busways, and new “smart chip” systems to replace the current MetroCard system were among the ideas floated in a recent report outlining the needs of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the 20 years to come.
Long Island Rail Road riders were shocked Saturday morning, following revelations that tiny video cameras were discovered hidden on ticket vending machines.
Long Island Rail Road commuter Brian Ginsberg found the valuable collection Friday afternoon during his ride home on the Ronkonkoma line.