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  • LIRR: Service restored after person struck on tracks

    LIRR: Service restored after person struck on tracks

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:56 PM EST2018-02-18 02:56:43 GMT
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    The Long Island Rail Road says service is temporarily suspended east of Jamaica after an unauthorized person on the tracks was struck by a train near Hollis Station. 

    The Long Island Rail Road says service is temporarily suspended east of Jamaica after an unauthorized person on the tracks was struck by a train near Hollis Station. 

  • Commuter advocates: LIRR posts worst on-time performance since 1996

    Commuter advocates: LIRR posts worst on-time performance since 1996

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-02-17 22:27:00 GMT

    New data shows that the Long Island Rail Road just had its worst month for on-time performance in decades.

    New data shows that the Long Island Rail Road just had its worst month for on-time performance in decades.

  • LI taxi company blames Uber and Lyft as it’s likely to close

    LI taxi company blames Uber and Lyft as it’s likely to close

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:04 PM EST2018-02-17 02:04:44 GMT

    Traditional taxi cab companies say there’s no way they can compete with Uber and Lyft due to all the fees that they face for such things as licensing and insurance.

    Traditional taxi cab companies say there’s no way they can compete with Uber and Lyft due to all the fees that they face for such things as licensing and insurance.

  • Will Trump's infrastructure plan help fix LI roads and bridges?

    Will Trump's infrastructure plan help fix LI roads and bridges?

    Monday, February 12 2018 6:04 PM EST2018-02-12 23:04:53 GMT

    The Trump administration’s infrastructure plan has local officials concerned about who will pay for those projects.

    The Trump administration’s infrastructure plan has local officials concerned about who will pay for those projects.

  • Suffolk launches 1st youth traffic court in US

    Suffolk launches 1st youth traffic court in US

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-02-09 22:37:47 GMT
    Authorities say a new Suffolk County traffic court for drivers under 18 years old is the first of its kind in the country.Authorities say a new Suffolk County traffic court for drivers under 18 years old is the first of its kind in the country.

    Authorities say a new Suffolk County traffic court for drivers under 18 years old is the first of its kind in the country. 

    Authorities say a new Suffolk County traffic court for drivers under 18 years old is the first of its kind in the country. 

  • East Hampton drivers plead for pothole repairs

    East Hampton drivers plead for pothole repairs

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-09 22:35:57 GMT
    They say an 8-mile stretch of Route 114 is pockmarked with potholes and crumbling asphalt.They say an 8-mile stretch of Route 114 is pockmarked with potholes and crumbling asphalt.

    Drivers are pleading for officials to repair a pothole-plagued Hamptons road that many say has mangled their cars' rims.

    Drivers are pleading for officials to repair a pothole-plagued Hamptons road that many say has mangled their cars' rims.

  • Southern State Parkway section renamed for Detective Steven McDonald

    Southern State Parkway section renamed for Detective Steven McDonald

    Monday, February 12 2018 8:39 PM EST2018-02-13 01:39:44 GMT
    A section of the Southern State Parkway has been renamed in a tribute to Steven McDonald, the NYPD detective from Malverne who was paralyzed in a shooting in Central Park in 1986.A section of the Southern State Parkway has been renamed in a tribute to Steven McDonald, the NYPD detective from Malverne who was paralyzed in a shooting in Central Park in 1986.

    A section of the Southern State Parkway has been renamed in a tribute to Steven McDonald, the NYPD detective from Malverne who was paralyzed in a shooting in Central Park in 1986. 

    A section of the Southern State Parkway has been renamed in a tribute to Steven McDonald, the NYPD detective from Malverne who was paralyzed in a shooting in Central Park in 1986. 

  • LIRR: Service restored after train hits person on tracks

    LIRR: Service restored after train hits person on tracks

    Friday, February 2 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-02-02 22:59:39 GMT
    The Long Island Rail Road is experiencing delays this afternoon after Babylon-bound train struck an unauthorized person on the tracks.The Long Island Rail Road is experiencing delays this afternoon after Babylon-bound train struck an unauthorized person on the tracks.

    The Long Island Rail Road is experiencing delays this afternoon after Babylon-bound train struck an unauthorized person on the tracks. 

    The Long Island Rail Road is experiencing delays this afternoon after Babylon-bound train struck an unauthorized person on the tracks. 

  • Brookhaven to push for more railroad crossings in court

    Brookhaven to push for more railroad crossings in court

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-01-31 22:58:24 GMT
    Town official say there are only three in the area and it is simply not enough for the estimated 50,000 people who live south of the tracks in Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley.Town official say there are only three in the area and it is simply not enough for the estimated 50,000 people who live south of the tracks in Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley.

    The town of Brookhaven is taking the MTA and the Long Island Rail Road to court over a decades-old request to add additional street-level railroad crossings.

    The town of Brookhaven is taking the MTA and the Long Island Rail Road to court over a decades-old request to add additional street-level railroad crossings.

  • Black ice blamed for numerous morning crashes across LI

    Black ice blamed for numerous morning crashes across LI

    Saturday, January 27 2018 5:17 PM EST2018-01-27 22:17:44 GMT
    Dangerously icy conditions made for a morning of spinouts and crashes Saturday on Long Island roads.Dangerously icy conditions made for a morning of spinouts and crashes Saturday on Long Island roads.

    Dangerously icy conditions made for a morning of spinouts and crashes Saturday on Long Island roads. 

    Dangerously icy conditions made for a morning of spinouts and crashes Saturday on Long Island roads. 

  • Gov. Cuomo fishes for ideas on how to bridge LI Sound

    Gov. Cuomo fishes for ideas on how to bridge LI Sound

    Friday, January 26 2018 10:08 PM EST2018-01-27 03:08:49 GMT
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking gauge interest in a bridge or tunnel across the Long Island Sound with a call for input on how one would work logistically.Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking gauge interest in a bridge or tunnel across the Long Island Sound with a call for input on how one would work logistically.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking gauge interest in a bridge or tunnel across the Long Island Sound with a call for input on how one would work logistically.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking gauge interest in a bridge or tunnel across the Long Island Sound with a call for input on how one would work logistically.

  • MTA chairman 'not satisfied' with LIRR performance

    MTA chairman 'not satisfied' with LIRR performance

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 5:52 PM EST2018-01-24 22:52:54 GMT
    MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, who oversees the Long Island Rail Road, says he is "unconvinced" by LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski's explanations as to why service has been repeatedly delayed in recent months.MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, who oversees the Long Island Rail Road, says he is "unconvinced" by LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski's explanations as to why service has been repeatedly delayed in recent months.

    MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, who oversees the Long Island Rail Road, says he is "unconvinced" by LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski's explanations as to why service has been repeatedly delayed in recent months. 

    MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, who oversees the Long Island Rail Road, says he is "unconvinced" by LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski's explanations as to why service has been repeatedly delayed in recent months. 

  • Oyster Bay considers LIRR parking permit increase

    Oyster Bay considers LIRR parking permit increase

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-01-24 02:59:34 GMT
    The Town of Oyster Bay is considering a plan that would raise fees of Long Island Rail Road parking permits from $10 to as much as $100.The Town of Oyster Bay is considering a plan that would raise fees of Long Island Rail Road parking permits from $10 to as much as $100.

    The Town of Oyster Bay is considering a plan that would raise fees of Long Island Rail Road parking permits from $10 to as much as $100. 

    The Town of Oyster Bay is considering a plan that would raise fees of Long Island Rail Road parking permits from $10 to as much as $100. 

  • LIRR chief blames Amtrak for spate of service woes

    LIRR chief blames Amtrak for spate of service woes

    Monday, January 22 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-01-22 23:58:28 GMT
    LIRR president blames Amtrak for spate of services woesLIRR president blames Amtrak for spate of services woes

    "I've been riding the rails since 1980 -- you expect the worst and pray for the best,” said one passenger.

    "I've been riding the rails since 1980 -- you expect the worst and pray for the best,” said one passenger.

  • Evening commute bookends Day 1 of 'Summer of Hell'

    Evening commute bookends Day 1 of 'Summer of Hell'

    Monday, July 10 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-07-10 23:39:57 GMT

    Monday marked Day 1 of the "Summer of Hell" for Long Island Rail Road commuters impacted by track repairs at Penn Station.

    Monday marked Day 1 of the "Summer of Hell" for Long Island Rail Road commuters impacted by track repairs at Penn Station.

  • LIRR mulls suing Amtrak over Penn Station derailments

    LIRR mulls suing Amtrak over Penn Station derailments

    The Long Island Rail Road is considering filing a lawsuit against Amtrak after two Penn Station derailments that happened within 11 days of each other led to long delays for commuters.The Long Island Rail Road is considering filing a lawsuit against Amtrak after two Penn Station derailments that happened within 11 days of each other led to long delays for commuters.

    The Long Island Rail Road is considering filing a lawsuit against Amtrak after two Penn Station derailments that happened within 11 days of each other led to long delays for commuters.

    The Long Island Rail Road is considering filing a lawsuit against Amtrak after two Penn Station derailments that happened within 11 days of each other led to long delays for commuters.

  • Hearing to be held on insufficient parking problem in Riverhead

    Hearing to be held on insufficient parking problem in Riverhead

    In an effort to promote business growth in 1960s, the town created a downtown parking district – meaning any new business didn't have to supply its own parking area. With the recent explosion in growth, parking spaces have become very limited.In an effort to promote business growth in 1960s, the town created a downtown parking district – meaning any new business didn't have to supply its own parking area. With the recent explosion in growth, parking spaces have become very limited.

    On Main Street, green parking spaces are designated for cars to park for free for three hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    On Main Street, green parking spaces are designated for cars to park for free for three hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • LIRR back to normal after days of cancellations, disruptions

    LIRR back to normal after days of cancellations, disruptions

    The Long Island Rail Road is anticipating a normal evening-rush schedule tonight after days of canceled and diverted trains. The days of disruptions began after an NJ Transit train derailed on Monday, damaging a track inside Penn Station.The Long Island Rail Road is anticipating a normal evening-rush schedule tonight after days of canceled and diverted trains. The days of disruptions began after an NJ Transit train derailed on Monday, damaging a track inside Penn Station.

    Long Island Rail Road service was back to normal Friday after a week of cancellations and disruptions caused by a NJ Transit derailment Monday. 

    Long Island Rail Road service was back to normal Friday after a week of cancellations and disruptions caused by a NJ Transit derailment Monday. 

  • Penn Station derailment highlights US infrastructure concerns

    Penn Station derailment highlights US infrastructure concerns

    When a train jumped the tracks this past week at New York's Penn Station, the seemingly minor accident led to a cascade of exasperating delays for hundreds of thousands of commuters.When a train jumped the tracks this past week at New York's Penn Station, the seemingly minor accident led to a cascade of exasperating delays for hundreds of thousands of commuters.

    When a train jumped the tracks this past week at New York's Penn Station, the seemingly minor accident led to a cascade of exasperating delays for hundreds of thousands of commuters. 

    When a train jumped the tracks this past week at New York's Penn Station, the seemingly minor accident led to a cascade of exasperating delays for hundreds of thousands of commuters. 

  • NICE Bus riders grapple with service cuts

    NICE Bus riders grapple with service cuts

    Commuters in Nassau are now feeling the impact of deep service cuts on the NICE Bus system.Commuters in Nassau are now feeling the impact of deep service cuts on the NICE Bus system.

    Commuters in Nassau are now feeling the impact of deep service cuts on the NICE Bus system. 

    Commuters in Nassau are now feeling the impact of deep service cuts on the NICE Bus system. 

  • Islip to add parking meters on Main Street

    Islip to add parking meters on Main Street

    Free street parking in downtown Islip may come to an end.Free street parking in downtown Islip may come to an end.

    Free street parking in downtown Islip may come to an end. 

    Free street parking in downtown Islip may come to an end. 

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