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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The Pizza-and-Beer Train: New York City’s Hidden Railroad

By Corey Kilgannon, The New York Times; April 7, 2019 Ask a New Yorker about their opinion regarding trains and…

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How Late Is Late? ‘On Time’ Guidelines For New York;s Long Island Rail Road Service Changing

From CBS New York; April 2, 2019 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Long Island Rail Road will have to change…

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Long Island Rail Road officials outline plans to go after those who do not pay their fares

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 1, 2019 New measures being taken by the LIRR to address the $20 million…

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More space, accessibility part of $600 million New York Penn Station makeover for Long Island Rail Road passengers

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; March 15, 2019 Long Island Rail Road commuters are closer to a brighter, more spacious…

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Comptroller report: New York’s Long Island Rail Road did not follow its ‘playbook’ during service disruptions

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; March 11, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s failure to comply with its own internal…

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At Last, New York City’s New Treasure, Hudson Yards, Is Set To Open

By Kristine Johnson, CBS New York 2; March 11, 2019 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hudson Yards is the largest and…

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8 Remnants of Current New York Penn Station That Will Disappear Soon

By Michelle Young, Untapped Cities; March 12, 2019 As fans of Untapped Cities know (especially those that have taken our…

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New York’s Long Island Rail Road South Fork Commuter Connection Launches Monday Despite Morning Storm Delays

By Greg Wehner, 27east.com; March 4, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road on Monday morning kicked off its inaugural run…

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Climate change hearing divides House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

By SAM MINTZ, With Help From Tanya Snyder, Stephanie Beasley and Brianna Gurciull, Politico Morning Transportation; February 27, 2019 —…

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To shame or not shame: That’s the Long Island Rail Road question on rider behavior

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; February 16, 2019 For as long as there has been a Long Island Rail Road,…

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Long Island Rail Road president Eng defends against use of special tape on train exteriors

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; January 28, 2019 Following LIRR president Phillip Eng’s announcement last week that the railroad would…

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Long Island Rail Road’s 2018 ridership of 89.8 million highest in nearly seven decades

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; January 22, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road carried 89.8 million riders in 2018, the most…

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Editorial Opinion: The Long Island Rail Road must clean up its act

By The Editorial Board, Newsday; January 21, 2019 There’s no question the Long Island Rail Road has a mess to…

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New York: Hidden Long Island Rail Road Train Station May Be Coming To Town Near You

By Carolyn Gusoff, CBS New York 2; January 21, 2019 YAPHANK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One of the smallest train stations…

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Relief for New York City’s Transit Deserts? Commuter Trains Might Help

By Winnie Hu, The New York Times; January 10, 2019 Even when there are no subway delays, it takes Amy…

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