Long Island Rail Road
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.
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.
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.
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.
MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast will travel to Washington on Wednesday to ask Congress what its intentions are if an agreement is not reached by the July 20 deadline.
Contract talks are expected to resume Tuesday afternoon between the MTA and LIRR union workers.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose to $3.68 last week.
The latest round of talks last week ended with no compromise in sight and both sides have blamed the other for the stalemate.
About 41 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles or more.
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.
The MTA said Tuesday it has offered a 17 percent wage increase over seven years.
Supporters crowded into the parking lot at the Bayside Long Island Rail Road station to cheer on Liu’s return to politics.
Service has been restored on the Long Island Rail Road’s Long Beach, Babylon, Far Rockaway, and West Hempstead Branches following earlier signal trouble at Valley Stream.
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the appointment of Patrick Nowakowski to replace Helena Williams.
But MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast said the agency needs to be prepared in case drivers hit the picket line in July.