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OpEd: Thanks, LIRR Workers, For Keeping Trains Rolling During Pandemic

LIRR President: Riding public transportation remains a safe way to get around. We’re doing our part to keep it that way.

OpEd: LIRR Desperately Needs Federal Help

LIRR President: We need major federal funding. Now. Our future lies in the balance.

LIRR Riders Face $50 Fines For Not Wearing Masks Starting Monday

Those riding on Long Island Rail Road trains, subways and buses, where bare faces are currently banned as it is, will now face a $50 fine if they further refuse to wear a mask, according to transit agency officials and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

OpEd: Moving the LIRR Forward Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

LIRR President: Even as the novel coronavirus slammed New York and affected our own ranks, we’ve been working creatively to embrace new ways to get work done efficiently. 

New LIRR App Feature Helps Riders Stay Socially Distant

The Long Island Rail Road released a new feature in the TrainTime app that tells commuters where to stand on the platform if they want to avoid crowding on the train coming into their station.

Mark Jay Epstein, LIRR Commuter Council Chairman, Dies at 55

Mark Jay Epstein, prominent Melville personal injury attorney and commuter advocate for the Long Island Rail Road, died of a heart attack on Thursday. He was 55.

LIRR President: We Miss Our Customers, Too

OpEd: My colleagues and I at the Long Island Rail Road miss the 95 percent of our riders who have been unable to ride with us the last few weeks.

LIRR President: Progress Being Made at Your Stations

In the first six weeks of the year, the LIRR has already accomplished several critical tasks.

LIRR President: What’s Going On At Your Station?

LIRR President: Since joining the Long Island Rail Road, my focus has been on improving the customer experience while delivering a safe, reliable and comfortable trip.

LIRR Bringing Lactation Pod to Penn Station For Breastfeeding Moms

The Long Island Rail Road will soon offer mothers the privacy of a lactation pod to breastfeed their young children in Penn Station, officials said.