Covid-19 Update: Vaccinations Sites Booked

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that on Sunday, the first day of eligibility for New Yorkers with medical conditions, more than a quarter of a million vaccination appointments were made at state-run mass vaccination sites–the largest single-day registration total since vaccinations began. He said 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 …

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 …

Opinion: RAIL Act Will Hold MTA Accountable

For far too long,  the Metropolitan Transit Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For years, over three hundred thousand daily LIRR riders have been subjected to late or canceled trains, misinformation, Read More …

MTA Sets Hearing Thursday in Melville

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday in Melville to hear from the public about proposed fare and toll changes. It is one of eight public hearings underway in the region. “The public hearings are an opportunity for the public to Read More …

Cut-Rate ‘Summer Saturdays’ Ticket on the LIRR

Monthly ticket holders on the Long Island Rail Road will be able to bring along up to four companions for a $1 each way every Saturday this summer. New LIRR president Phil Eng said, “Since coming aboard at the LIRR, I wanted to find a Read More …