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., California: Kevin Dobson, ‘Kojak’ and ‘Knots Landing’ star and former Long Island Rail Road conductor, dies at 77

By NBC News, WCRB NBC 3; September 8, 2020 Kevin Dobson, an actor best known for his starring roles on…

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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: 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., New Jersey: COVID-19 Claims New Jersey Transit’s Ray Kenny

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; April 18, 2020 New Jersey Transit Senior Vice President and General Manager…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman says agency needs $3.9 billion in federal aid to stay afloat

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 16, 2020 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which has lost more than 90% of its…

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U.S., New York, Opinion: Without more cash, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority may collapse when New York City tries to reopen

By Nicole Gelinas, New York Post; April 13, 2020 The state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority has just suffered the worst month…

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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: Uber’s new ‘Make My Train’ feature aims to make Long Island Rail Road trips a little smoother

By Ken Schachter, Newsday; February 7, 2020 A new “Make My Train” feature from ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. aims…

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U.S., New York – How to fix Penn Station: Fast-track rail and platform upgrades before expanding

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; January 7, 2020 Gov. Cuomo is right that the hellhole that is…

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U.S., New York: The Real Co$ts Of Long Island Rail Road East Side Access To Grand Central Terminal

By Larry Penner, Long Island Weekly; January 6, 2020 No one at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Long Island Rail…

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U.S., New York: Can Penn Station Handle 175,000 More Riders? Cuomo Thinks So

By Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times; January 6, 2020 Pennsylvania Station, the busiest rail station in the Western Hemisphere,…

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U.S.: Amtrak to upgrade New York Penn waiting area ahead of Moynihan station opening

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; January 6, 2020 Travelers best expect a little dust when they pass through New…

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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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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers employees 4 hours of pay to not vote during work

By David Meyer, New York Post; November 4, 2019 At the MTA, it pays vote early. The transit agency offered…

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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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