U.S., New York Governor Cuomo: Old train cars to be dropped off Long Island coast to boost artificial reef

By Bernadette Hogan, New York Post; September 15, 2020 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will be dropping…

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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 – 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 hires temporary president for subway, bus system

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; February 25, 2020 A former federal railroad chief has been tapped to temporarily lead 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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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 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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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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New York: Will Brooklyn’s Freight Trains Get Rolling Again?

By Chris Polansky, The Bridge; February 19, 2019 On occasional moments of quiet in Brooklyn, when the sounds of honking…

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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’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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New York: Amtrak trains could serve Long Island

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; January 22, 2019 Albany Some Metro-North commuter trains serving the New Haven line could arrive…

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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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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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Long Island’s New York & Atlantic Railway creates video explaining how freight railroads benefit the communities they serve

It’s important for freight railroads to explain how they benefit the communities they serve, especially on Long Island in a…

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