Mask Up or Pay Up on Public Transportation

Public transportation users,  take note: mask up or face a fine, starting Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday. Passengers who don’t have masks will be offered one, Cuomo said. While abuot 90 percent of passengers are wearing masks, Cuomo said, ““But we want to Read More …

Weekend LIRR Service Suspensions to Last Through October

Starting this weekend and continuing every weekend thru late October, train service will be suspended between Hicksville & New Hyde Park as the railroad installs a new switch east of Mineola. Special weekend timetables will be in effect for all branches on the weekends of September Read More …

Coronavirus Update: IRS Pushes Back Tax Deadline; LIRR, Some Businesses Set No-Cash Policies

The deadline for filing taxes has been pushed back to July 15 from April 15, the IRS announced Friday morning.  “We are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time Read More …

MTA To Remove and Replace Pedestrian Bridge at Station

The Town of Huntington said Wednesday that the eastern pedestrian bridge at the LIRR station will be demolished by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority because of unsafe conditions. In October, the town announced that the bridge connecting the north and south parking garages would be temporarily Read More …

Weekend Rail Changes, Resumption of Amtrak Work at Penn

 Service on the Long Island Rail Road will be suspended Saturday  will be suspended between New Hyde Park and Hicksville because of switch installation work. The LIRR recommends travelers avoid the Ronkonkoma, Huntington/Port Jefferson & Oyster Bay Branches on Saturday. Instead, use the Hempstead Branch, Read More …

LIRR Putting On Extra Trains for Thanksgiving Travel

The Long Island Rail Road will add extra trains, starting Wednesday, for the Thanksgiving weekend. On Wednesday,  between 12:46 PM and 4:06 PM, the following extra trains will depart from Penn Station: Port Jefferson Branch 2:08 PM train to Jamaica, Mineola, local to Huntington. 2:26 PM train Read More …

MTA Adds Lactation Space at Penn Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added space for lactation purposes at Penn Station. The pod, the first in the MTA system, is located in the customer waiting room at Penn for women who want to breastfeed or pump. The LIRR also announced that this weekend, Read More …