Tag: LIRR

New LIRR President Makes The Rounds

Newly appointed Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng last week landed at an airport hotel in his latest stop on his continuing local meet-and-greet tour to introduce himself to the public.

LIRR President Resigns, MTA COO Takes Over

Embattled Long Island Rail Road President Patrick Nowakowski resigned Friday and was replaced by MTA Chief Operating Officer Phil Eng, according to the transit agency. 

End of The Line for LIRR Platform Bar Carts

The Long Island Rail Road’s platform-level bar carts are leaving the station as the last call comes March 27 for commuters who order last-second adult beverages before boarding their evening rush-hour trains.

Delayed, Blue Point Brewery’s New LIRR-themed Beer, Coming Soon

The Penn Station emergency track repairs that caused the Long Island Rail Road’s “Summer of Hell” has spawned carpools, ferries and other commuter alternatives—and now it’s also inspired a new beer.

LIRR’s Third Track Gets Key NY Senate Approval to Move Ahead

The long stalled proposal from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for Long Island is back on track.

Mixed Feelings as ‘Summer of Hell’ Starts for LIRR

Long Island Rail Road riders had some conflicting emotions Monday morning walking into what was dubbed the “Summer of Hell” for New York City commuters.

Late LIRR Trains Persist Despite Plans to Improve, Report Finds

The Long Island Rail Road continues to fall short of its self-imposed goal for on-time performance thanks to thousands of trains that were late, canceled or terminated, an audit found.

LIRR Derailment at Jamaica Causes Morning Cancellations, Delays

The cause of the disruption was a non-passenger train that detached from the tracks.

MTA OKs 4% LIRR Fare Hike

Long Island Rail Road riders will begin paying nearly four percent more for train tickets over the next two years in the latest fare hike to hit the nation’s busiest commuter railroad.

Long Island al Qaeda Sympathizer Gets 13 years in Prison

Prosecutors said Kaliebe was arrested when he tried to board a flight to Yemen to join al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula [AQAP]. The FBI had been monitoring Kaliebe long before he tried to board a plane at John F. Kennedy Airport, where he was arrested.