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LIRR Train Hits SUV in Crossing

Monday, March 02, 2015

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Unlike last month's crash in Westchester, the Nassau County incident left only one woman injured.

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Transportation Nation

Repairing Sandy Damaged Rail Tunnels Could Snarl Commute for Years

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Four of the six tunnels that carry Amtrak, NJ Transit and LIRR trains in and out of Manhattan need serious repair work, which would cause major commuting disruption.
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Transportation Nation

LIRR Disability Fraud Could Happen Again, Says GAO Report

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Six years after an investigation revealed rampant fraud among retired Long Island Rail Road workers, a new study says federal safeguards aren't in place to prevent it from happening again.

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Transportation Nation

Details Emerge of Long Island Rail Road Contract

Monday, July 28, 2014

When the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Long Island Rail Road workers agreed on a new contract earlier this month, specific details were not disclosed. But those details can be found in the transit agency's most recent bond update. 

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LIRR Deal Reflects National Trends on Health Care

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WNYC

Workers will start paying a portion of their salaries for health care premiums for the first time.

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Transportation Nation

Strike Averted: MTA, LIRR Agree to Tentative Deal

Thursday, July 17, 2014

After several rounds of contentious negotiations, New York's governor has announced a tentative contract deal between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers, who were days away from walking off the job.

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MTA and LIRR Unions Trade Verbal Swipes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WNYC

With the strike clock ticking, the MTA and Long Island Railroad union representatives are intensifying their rhetoric. 

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Transportation Nation

Queens Commuters Bracing for LIRR Strike, Too

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s not just Nassau County residents who would be hit by a Long Island Rail Road strike. Queens commuters can expect crowded buses, extra wait times and even lines at the subway, according to the MTA.

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Transportation Nation

MTA, LIRR Unions Back at Bargaining Table

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Following a call from New York's governor, the MTA and unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers resume negotiations Wednesday afternoon. Without a settlement, 5,400 workers will walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

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WNYC News

Rail Strike Could Cost Economy $50 Million a Day

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Businesses across New York City and Long Island are preparing for a potential Long Island Rail Road strike that could prevent 300,000 people a day from riding the rails into the city.

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Transportation Nation

As LIRR Walkout Looms, Cuomo Urges Patience

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New York's governor talked of a fair deal for everyone, but a Long Island Rail Road union head says he assumes a strike is on.

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Transportation Nation

Talks Collapse Between MTA and Long Island Rail Road Workers

Monday, July 14, 2014

With just six days to go before a possible walkout that could shut down the Long Island Rail Road, talks between LIRR workers and the MTA broke down.

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Transportation Nation

MTA: "We're Ready" to Face a LIRR Strike

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shuttle buses, park and rides, and new ferry service will be put into place if Long Island Rail Road workers walk off the job on July 20 — the earliest date workers can legally strike.

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Transportation Nation

Long Island Telecommuters, Start Your Engines

Friday, July 11, 2014

In the event of a Long Island Rail Road strike, Nassau County commuters looking to work from home have an option beyond their kitchen tables or local coffee shops.

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Transportation Nation

With Rail Strike Looming, It's 1994 All Over Again

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A World Cup tournament, Governor Cuomo up for re-election, the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike — 20 years ago was the last time LIRR workers walked off the job.

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Transportation Nation

If LIRR Workers Strike, Don't Look to Congress to Settle It

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Get back to the table and stay there until you get a deal. That was the message Wednesday from New York's Congressional delegation.

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Transportation Nation

No Deal Yet Between MTA and LIRR Workers

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Federal mediators failed to produce a deal between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers — and the transit agency's chief is heading to Washington D.C. to ask Congress whether it will intervene.

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Transportation Nation

Cuomo Says He Has No Control Over Possible LIRR Strike

Monday, July 07, 2014

"The possibility of a strike...causes so much anxiety I don't even like to think about it," said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Perhaps for good reason: it would be up to Congress, not local lawmakers, to resolve.  

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Transportation Nation

Federal Mediators Now Trying to Avert LIRR Strike

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The National Mediation Board is now trying to resolve the ongoing contract dispute — and avoid a LIRR strike, which could come as soon as July 20th.  

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Transportation Nation

Meeting Between MTA and LIRR Workers Yields Nothing but More Bad Feelings, Finger Pointing

Friday, June 27, 2014

A MTA-scheduled meeting that the LIRR unions had threatened to boycott did indeed happen Friday — but without any resolution to the ongoing contract dispute.

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