Tag: Long Island Rail Road

A Beginner’s Guide to Summer on Fire Island

With the return of beach season, so too flock the crowds to Fire Island, the barrier island simultaneously known as a popular tourist destination and a hidden gem full of natural wonders. But FI is much more than that dichotomy allows. It’s home to Robert Moses State Park on the west end, Smith Point County Park on the east end and a national park featuring an eight-mile wilderness preserve. And in the middle, accessible by ferry only, are 17 car-free communities—most of which are strictly residential with a few having downtowns offering shops and nightlife.

LIRR’s Third Track Needs Full Support Now—No More Local Stops Down...

The third track would run along a 9.8-mile stretch between Floral Park and Hicksville that serves 107,000 riders on an average weekday. During peak times, the LIRR is forced to run trains in only one direction, which becomes a huge bottleneck whenever equipment breaks down or some other unforeseen delay arises. This main line expansion is intended to relieve that decades-old bottleneck. But almost as soon as the governor announced it, community opposition—especially within Floral Park—was galvanized.

Cuomo: LIRR Third Track Wouldn’t Impact Homes

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.

LIRR: Service Partly Restored by Monday Commute

Service was suspended Saturday when a blizzard hit the region.

2nd Man Linked to Long Island al Qaeda Recruit Pleads Guilty

Vinas, authorites said, participated in al Qaeda military training exercises and later plotted with al Qaeda to bomb the Long Island Rail Road.

Top 10 Most-Read Long Island Press Local News Stories Of 2015

Our annual trip down local news memory lane.

Hicksville Fatal Small Plane Crash Probed

Authorities are investigating why a small single-engine plane crashed onto Long Island Rail Road tracks in Hicksville, killing one and seriously injuring a second...

Face The Future Now, Says Long Island’s Master Planner, Lee Koppelman

The very same people who were in their thirties and forties, and opposed every single effort that I made to get rental housing available for the singles and the elderly are now 50, and all of a sudden a condominium sounds like a great idea.

Everybody’s On Board as Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council Opens...

Although the Long Island Rail Road is still facing serious funding issues, here's some bright news for LIRR commuters.

Transit-Oriented Growth Is No Universal Cure-All for Villages on Long Island

Not all villages are created equal--and that must be considered when officials propose new downtown development.
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