| Dec 20, 2009
| 11:55 AM
About 150 people were stranded on a Long Island Railroad train from more than five hours Sunday, due to a combination of snow drifts, icing, traffic problems and equipment failures.
The Ronkonkoma-bound train left Penn Station at 2:53 a.m. Sunday, and...
| Dec 21, 2009
| 12:21 PM
The Long Island Rail Road resumed normal service Monday afternoon after commuters faced major travel problems this morning and over the weekend when a blizzard hit the area.
The LIRR says there are scattered delays in both directions on the Babylon and...
| Apr 16, 2010
| 2:13 PM
Two bulls forced a Long Island Rail Road train to come to a grinding halt Friday afternoon.
Kenny Leitch, who was driving alongside the tracks in East Patchogue at the time, saw the large animals on the tracks.
"I was driving down the road going to a...
| May 7, 2010
| 5:47 AM
Long Island Rail Road customers can expect more crowded trains, dirtier stations and fewer ticket agents as the MTA has announced a new round of cuts aimed at closing its $400 million budget deficit.
LIRR president Helena Williams says the reductions are...
| May 25, 2010
| 8:13 AM
The Long Island Railroad reported a spike in the number of trains running through stop signals so far this year.
Already eight trains have gone through the stop signals in 2010, according to the LIRR. In all of 2009 five trains violated the rules and...
| May 28, 2010
| 8:00 AM
In an effort to help holiday travelers get on their way earlier this Memorial Day weekend, extra trains and buses will be operating out of Penn Station, Grand Central Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal Friday.
The Metropolitan Transportation...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 8:41 AM
Grand Central Terminal is getting a new entrance for Metro-North commuters and future Long Island Rail Road riders.
The construction of the E. 47th St. entrance, between Park and Lexington Avenues, broke ground Monday as part of the East Side Access...
| Jan 15, 2010
| 5:51 AM
Jay Walder, the new chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has marked his first 100 days in office by releasing a 24-page report outlining his plans for a major system overhaul on Friday.
"We will do what every business in the...
| Jan 19, 2010
| 6:30 AM
In what appears to be the solar version of the proverbial "can't miss plan," Suffolk County is encouraging a project that would turn parking lots into solar power lots.
Under the proposal, Suffolk would build solar panel carports at seven of its...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 3:19 PM
You won't see the mancrunch.com commercial during the Super Bowl, since the ad promoting a gay dating service was rejected. However, if you travel the roads or rails on Long Island, chances are you will see advertising promoting gay acceptance.
| Jun 8, 2010
| 5:03 PM
As the MTA struggles to close its $400 million hole in the budget, PIX 11 News reporter Greg Mocker reviews a report on salaries and positions within the MTA. 74,708 people work for the various agencies within the MTA.
The report was released last week...
| Jun 10, 2010
| 5:08 PM
Subways, buses and trains aren't the only vehicles in motion at the MTA. PIX 11 News reporter Greg Mocker discovered MTA cars are also rolling around town with chauffeurs at the wheel.
While reviewing a list of more than 70,000 employees published by the...