U.S., New York: Some Long Island Rail Road regular commuters may be ‘lost forever,’ rail experts predict

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 25, 2020 Many of the commuters the Long Island Rail Road has lost during…

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U.S., New York: Despite hurdles likened to ‘hand-to-hand combat’, MTA confident East Side Access will meet 2022 deadline

By Mark Hallum, amNY; September 22, 2020 An expected $16 billion deficit by 2024 hasn’t seemed to punch any holes…

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U.S., New York: Fiscally challenged Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to add hundreds of workers, including on Long Island Rail Road

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; August 23, 2020 The MTA is facing criticism for a plan to add hundreds of…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak portion of Moynihan Train Hall renovation could see delays, cost spikes, report says

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; August 19, 2020 Inexperienced management, rising costs, and concerns about on-time completion are among the highlighted…

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U.S., New York: Long Island Rail Road stations being modernized as third track construction continues

By Elliot Weld, The Island Now; August 18, 2020 Several stations on the Long Island Rail Road are undergoing “complete…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak Promotes New Technology, Contactless Travel, Physical Distancing and Other Safety Measures at New York Penn Station

A press release from Amtrak; July 21, 2020: Customers can receive boarding information push notifications directly from the Amtrak app…

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U.S., New York station in motion: On Penn redo and beyond, Amtrak must accept lessons from L-train tunnel renovation

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; July 20, 2020 Someone had better remind the folks planning the Empire…

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U.S.: Honk if you love transit and train workers! Trains salute vital staff

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 15, 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. train horns can deliver an…

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U.S., New York – For better or worse: Long Island Rail Road ridership down, but on-time performance up in March

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 13, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is already skewing two of the Long Island Rail…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority cuts deal to make $1 billion off old transit headquarters building

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; April 2, 2020 The MTA on Thursday announced plans to redevelop its old…

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U.S., New York: Long Island Rail Road hit hard on different fronts by crisis, tries to forge ahead

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 1, 2020 LIRR management and union leaders are urging workers to do their part…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority borrows $1 Billion to stave off impending coronavirus fiscal apocalypse

By David Meyer, New York Post; March 18, 2020 The MTA will borrow $1 billion by the end of the…

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U.S., New York: Penn Station expansion plan to include eight new tracks, increase capacity by 40 percent

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; January 6, 2020 Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans Monday to add eight new tracks and a…

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Long Island Rail Road says M9A fleet already six months behind schedule, and more expensive

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 22, 2019 One month after the Long Island Rail Road’s newest train fleet debuted…

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New York’s Long Island Rail Road rolls out laser-focused train to rid tracks of slimy leaf residue

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 18, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road said it’s focused on reducing delays caused…

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New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority inspector general says four Long Island Rail Road workers padded overtime

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 16, 2019 Four Long Island Rail Road workers who ranked among the highest earners in…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Study Train Service on Freight Line Key to ‘Triboro’ Rail Idea

By Dan Rivoli, Spectrum News NY 1; October 15, 2019 It’s been 95 years since passenger trains rumbled down the…

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Train in vain: The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s cost projections for reviving the Long Island Rail Road’s Rockaway Beach Branch don’t add up

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; October 12, 2019 The last trains ran on the Long Island Rail…

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Long Island, New York: Study of Old Rockaway Rail Line’s Revival Back on Track

By Jose Martinez, The City; October 1, 2019 A long-delayed study into whether it’s possible to reactivate a dormant Queens…

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Upstate New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members take issue with proposed Long Island Rail Road funding

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 23, 2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials representing Metro-North riders are crying foul that the…

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New York’s Long Island Rail Road capital plan: Upgrade stations, tracks; purchase new diesel, M9A trains

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 22, 2019 New trains, longer station platforms, modern signals and fresh coats of paint…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority seeks another $798 million to finish East Side Access project long plagued by delays and rising costs

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; September 19, 2019 Finishing the MTA’s cavernous new Long Island Rail Road stop…

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New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority audit blasts antiquated Long Island Rail Road work rules with ‘no modern justification’

By Nolan Hicks, New York Post; August 15, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road awards overtime at nearly double the…

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Amtrak: New York Penn Station infrastructure upgrades to be completed by Labor Day

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; July 24, 2019 Amtrak is on track to complete, by the end of this summer,…

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