New York: Long Island Rail Road plans to roll out first M9 train Wednesday in Huntington

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 10, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s first new train cars in nearly two…

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Amtrak Set to Complete Summer Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station On Schedule, Within Budget and Safely

A press release from Amtrak; August 30, 2019: Scheduled operations resume as of Tuesday, Sept.3 NEW YORK – Amtrak engineering…

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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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Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman: Change New York state law to stop cheating workers from collecting pensions

By David Meyer, Bernadette Hogan and Ruth Brown, New York Post; July 11, 2019 The MTA chairman on Thursday called…

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New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General releases bundle of reports detailing fraud and abuse at agency

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; July 10, 2019 Dozens of MTA employees have been disciplined for overtime abuse,…

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Guest Spot: Shifting freight from road to rail on New York’s Long Island

By John Henry, Riverhead News-Review; June 28, 2019 You don’t have to be a transportation expert to grasp that something…

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New York State Legislature backs off plan to lower Long Island Rail Road’s on-time metric

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 27, 2019 The state Legislature, responding to a request from the chairman of the…

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Long Island Rail Road president offers employees unexpected overtime incentive

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 25, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road offered some of its union workers overtime pay…

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Rough June for New York’s Long Island Rail Road, but railroad president refuses to take ‘foot off the gas’

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 23, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road, after steadily improving service since late last…

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All aboard for friendship: Women mark three decades after meeting as Long Island Rail Road commuters

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 19, 2019 They were hard to miss. In the second-to-last-car of the 7:49 a.m. train…

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New York Penn Station’s upgrade continues with entrance transformation

By Joan Gralla, Newsday; June 16, 2019 The transformation of Penn Station advances Monday when, officials said, work starts on…

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New Jersey: It won’t be a summer of hell, commuters. It’ll just be annoying. And it starts Monday.

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; June 15, 2019 We won’t call it the “Summer of Hell.” That was supposed to happen…

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo puts Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers on notice after time clock cord cut in Long Island Rail Road office

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; June 6, 2019 A severed cable at a LIRR workplace is a smoking…

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‘Saboteur’ cuts wire on fingerprint machine fighting Long Island Rail Road overtime abuse

By Nolan Hicks, Alex Taylor and Aaron Feis, New York Post; June 5, 2019 A suspected saboteur cut a cable…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority hiring consultant to crack down on payroll amid overtime fiasco

By Nolan Hicks, New York Post; May 22, 2019 The MTA will hire an outside consultant to review its payroll…

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Editorial Opinion: End of the line for New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority overtime abuse? Don’t count on it

By The Editors, Crain’s New York Business; May 13, 2019 Stop the presses: Transit workers are exploiting the system to…

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New York Governor Cuomo says massive overtime at Long Island Rail Road ‘physically impossible’

By Bernadette Hogan, Rich Calder and Ruth Brown, New York Post; May 10, 2019 He’s finally on board. Gov. Cuomo…

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Long Island Rail Road employees refusing to work overtime after MTA crackdown

By Ruth Brown and Nolan Hicks, New York Post; May 10, 2019 Hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers are…

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Watchdog group to New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority: Shrink labor costs, save hundreds of millions

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 30, 2019 A new report by a fiscal watchdog group calls on the MTA…

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Overtime for Long Island Rail Road employees up more than 50 percent since 2015

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 29, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s overtime costs, which already are more than…

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Long Island Rail Road retiree’s overtime more than doubles his pension

By Nolan Hicks, Carl Campanile and Ruth Brown, New York Post; April 24, 2019 This Long Island Rail Road retiree…

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New York’s MTA paid $418 million in overtime in 2018: report

By Katie Corrado, WPIX 11; April 24, 2019 NEW YORK — Fare hikes began on Sunday, but it looks like…

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Long Island Rail Road has been around longer than airplanes, automobiles, telephones

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 23, 2019 On April 24, 1834, 12 men signed their names on a state charter…

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The New York City money pit: Is it too late to save a few billion on East Side Access plans? Let’s find out

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; April 8, 2019 The scrapped 15-month closure of the L train tunnel,…

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