Tag: Long Island Rail Road

Patchogue al Qaeda Informant to be Freed

A Patchogue native who admitted joining al Qaeda but later cooperated with federal authorities investigating the global terrorist organization was sentenced Thursday to eight ½ years time served, plus 90 days in jail.

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.

NTSB : LIRR Train in Brooklyn Crash Traveled Double the Speed...

The LIRR train pulled into Atlantic Terminal at 10 mph, as opposed to the 5 mph speed limit, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator told reporters at a Thursday press conference.

Long Island Sees Dusting as ‘More Significant’ Snow Approaches

Accumulation on Friday was minimal across parts of the Island. The weather service was reporting 2-4 inches as rush hour hit and snow-covered roadways possibly leading to slippery travel.

LIRR Derailment at Atlantic Terminal Injures Dozens

At around 9 a.m., the LIRR in a Tweet warned commuters of possible delays at Atlantic Terminal, a busy rail hub.

Top 10 Long Island Reddit Posts of 2016

It’s interesting to view Long Island through the lens of social media, where the most serious stories get buried in constantly changing algorithms and where easily digestible pleasure pieces—like bite-sized pieces of blueberry pie—rule the day.

Nearly 4% LIRR Fare Hike Proposed by MTA

The MTA has proposed raising Long Island Rail Road ticket prices up to nearly four percent as part of a series of fare and toll hikes planned over the next two years.

Here’s How We Can Build Consensus for Affordable Housing on Long...

Long Island has a pressing need for affordable housing, and the key question is: How can we address it quickly on a regional basis? There must be more varied housing options for all Long Islanders, but the challenge is to provide those choices Island-wide when zoning decisions are made locally. Hopefully, we can build a strong consensus around some key principles, which can then be adopted in enough localities for it to have a region-wide impact.

LIRR Derailment: Work Train Impeded Passenger’s Train Space, Officials Say

Although the crash is currently under investigation, officials were able to shed more clarity on the crash, which occurred just after 9 p.m. in New Hyde Park. Cuomo said the passenger train and a work train were running in the same direction when they sideswiped each other, causing three of the passenger train's cars to careen off the tracks. The passenger train "was where it was supposed to be," officials said, adding that the work train appeared to have intruded on the other train's path.