Tag: MTA

LIRR Conductor Suspended Amid Capitol Riots Probe

A Long Island Rail Road conductor has been suspended without pay as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority investigates whether he was involved in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building.

Long Island Rail Road Completes Project to Curb Excessive Train Speeds

After 12 years of industry setbacks in implementing positive train control, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its installation is complete on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North.

MTA To Host Virtual Hearings on Proposed Fare Hikes

With possible fare hikes on the table for the cash-strapped MTA’s 2021 budget, the agency plans to hold a series of virtual hearings on the matter in order to address the financial crisis they are in due to COVID-19.

MTA To Borrow a Second Time from Fed Program

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on Wednesday authorized borrowing up to $2.9 billion from a U.S. Federal Reserve loan program to aid its coronavirus-battered budget.

An Alternative to Congestive Pricing: Let The MTA Go Bankrupt

OpEd: No revenue enhancements should even be considered unless major reforms are implemented to the spending practices of this out of control entity.

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. 

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.

LIRR: Hicksville & Jamaica Hubs to Get Multi-Million Dollar Makeover

Two of the busiest hubs on the LIRR--Hicksville and Jamaica--are slated to get a multi-million-dollar makeover, Cuomo announced Wednesday in Melville.

LIRR Mobile Tickets Have (Finally) Arrived

It was last month that Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced LIRR e-tickets would be available on all railroad lines by summer’s end. Through the app, riders have a variety of ticket-purchasing options to choose from, including one-way, round-trip, and monthly tickets.

Caught Between MTA and Feds, Long Island on Fast Track to...

It's the most ambitious federal project to improve mass transit in our region that hardly anybody's even heard of--and it could drive high-speed rail right through the heart of Long Island.