The railroad's current two-rail system "prevents the transit-oriented economic and community development that the Coalition believes is essential if Long Island is to be competitive in a 21st-century economy and attractive to the young people we want to live and work here." Begun in 1844, the original premise of the railroad was to create a connection between New York City and Boston, and today is running on the same two tracks built when Long Island’s population was only 50,000.
Four LIRR branches remain suspended.
Our annual trip down local news memory lane.
Whether it be roads, rails or runways, any investment in New York's decrepit infrastructure should be celebrated.
Although the Long Island Rail Road is still facing serious funding issues, here's some bright news for LIRR commuters.
Not all villages are created equal--and that must be considered when officials propose new downtown development.
A regional approach to handling the Island's future shouldn't be used as an excuse to streamline the approval process for development projects that require close scrutiny.
Let’s be realistic about our expectations.