LIRR to Offer ‘Summer Saturday’ Discount Fares

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will ofer “Summer Saturday” fares again this year, providing discounts for Long Island Rail Road travel. The program allow monthly ticketholders to travel anywhere the railroads go and bring friends or family for just $1 each. The Summer Saturday discount program Read More …

MTA Survey Shows Slight Improvement Over Spring

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released the results of a survey Monday that showed some improvement in opinions about the LIRR since the first days of the opening of Grand Central Madison. But the survey shows that riders still rate the railroad lower than before GCM Read More …

Letter: Penn Station Upgrades Don’t Protect LIRR Commuters

There is nothing to celebrate concerning opening of the new $600 million 7th Avenue 32nd Street Penn Station Entrance. Just like previous investments including the $1.6 billion Moynihan Station, $300 million West End Concourse and $600 million 7th Avenue  33rd Street Entrance and enlarged Main Concourse Read More …

Man Killed by Train in Huntington

An unidentified person was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train early Sunday morning, the MTA said. The MTA said that “an unauthorized male” was struck at the Lake Road railroad crossing in Huntington. MTA Police are investigating. No criminality is suspected Read More …

10 Hurt in LIRR Derailment; Commuter Delays Expected

Ten people were slightly injured when an eight-car LIRR train derailed Thursday morning near the Jamaica station. Long Island Rail Road commuters can expect delays for Thursday and Friday morning’s rush hours, the MTA said. The derailment, which sent all eight cars off the tracks, Read More …

MTA Bridge-Tunnel Tolls Increasing on Sunday

New toll rates will be in effect at all MTA bridges and tunnels crossings at midnight this Sunday. The MTA will increase toll rates 6% for customers using an E-ZPass issued by the New York Customer Service Center, which serves MTA Bridges and Tunnels, the Read More …

LIRR Adding More Trains to Penn, Direct Service to Brooklyn

Service will increase  to Penn Station and more direct trains to Brooklyn will be added in September, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Friday. The MTA said that the new schedules will mean more morning express service on the Huntington and Ronkonkoma branches. All but four Read More …

MTA Resumes Service Alerts on Twitter

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority resumed posting service alerts on Twitter Thursday afternoon, after leaving the social media site in a  dispute over reliability and cost. Twitter, which has been feuding with several celebrities and institutions over charging for various services, had attempted to charge the  Read More …

MTA Rejects Twitter for Service Alerts

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Thursday that it will no longer use Twitter to make service announcements, saying, on the social media site, that “Twitter is no longer reliable for providing the consistent updates riders expect.” It then listed various MTA-produced alerts and apps that Read More …