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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New York City: $60M contract will finally bring East Side Access to Grand Central

By Michelle Cohen, 6 Sqft; January 10, 2019 It was announced today that a $60.2 million contract to build the project that…

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Construction starting today at New York Penn Station to affect Long Island Rail Road riders

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; January 7, 2019 LIRR riders could find their regular trains more crowded than usual, diverted…

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Getting There Opinion: Long Island Rail Road project digs bigger hole for Connecticut rail commuters

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Post; December 10, 2018 We all know what happened when Boston decided to bury its downtown…

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Long Island Railroad says it loses $20M yearly from folks who don’t pay their fares

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; December 4, 2018 The Long Island Rail Road is losing about $20 million a year…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority set to buy Grand Central Terminal for $35M

By Dan Rivoli, Transit Reporter, New York Daily News; November 13, 2018 The MTA will soon be the new landlord…

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New York State comptroller: Long Island Rail Road ‘not always in compliance’ during records check

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; November 7, 2018 A state audit found several problems with the LIRR’s maintenance of black…

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New York & Atlantic Railway: focusing on industrial development on Long Island

November 5, 2018 Here’s a railroad that is telling the story of its great strengths to the audience groups who…

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New York City’s East Side Access last big push goes to Skanska

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; November 1, 2018 The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on Oct.…

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Touring a Massive New Long Island Rail Road Terminal Taking Shape 15 Stories Beneath Grand Central Terminal

By Jose Martinez, NY 1 Spectrum News; October 25, 2018 Beneath the Grand Central Terminal is the MTA’s most expensive…

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Railroad Retirement Board lax on collecting restitution from fraud by Long Island Railroad employees

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 28, 2018 The federal agency at the center of the LIRR disability scandal that…

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State comptroller tells us what we already know about New York City transit system

By Natalie Musumeci, New York Post; October 11, 2018 Surprise, surprise — the MTA and its transit system are in…

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New York: Long Island Rail Road Unveils Bike Locker Pilot Program At Handful Of Stations

By Jennifer McLogan, CBS New York 2; October 9, 2018 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An unusual lottery was held Tuesday…

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Long Island Rail Road to replace century-old bridge on Oyster Bay Branch

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2, 2018 MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) later this week will replace the Buckram…

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