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Fire at Penn Station Disrupts LIRR Service

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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The FDNY says the fire, which is now under control, started near an underground construction site at Penn Station.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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This Week in Politics: The de Blasios' Roman Holiday

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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As a LIRR strike looms, Governor Cuomo sits on the sidelines while Mayor de Blasio plans a 10-day vacation to Italy.

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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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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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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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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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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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LIRR Unions: MTA's Latest Offer "Grandstanding;" May Skip Talks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The MTA says its latest offer to the unions represents "the next level." But union leaders are angry the MTA unveiled the offer to the media — and are threatening to skip Friday's scheduled bargaining session.

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MTA Says Latest LIRR Offer Is 'Everything They Want'

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The MTA's latest offer comes close to what the unions want — but new employees would be treated a little differently than existing ones.

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Transportation Nation

Longtime Long Island Rail Road President Replaced

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Newsday didn't mince words: Helena Williams was fired.

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MTA Preparing LIRR Strike Contingency Plans

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The MTA is planning to put bus service in place if Long Island Rail Road workers strike as threatened this summer. But not every MTA board member thinks that's a good idea.

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Transportation Nation

MTA, LIRR Meeting With White House Mediators This Week

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

There's an offer on the table in the labor dispute between New York's MTA and the Long Island Rail Road workers unions.

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WNYC News

LIRR Disruptions to Last Through the Work Week

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The MTA says Long Island Railroad trains will be cancelled and re-routed through Friday, all due to a train derailment on Monday night.

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