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  • MTA Approves Budget Cuts; Service May be Slashed

    MTA Approves Budget Cuts; Service May be Slashed
    A plan by the cash-strapped MTA to reduce bus and subway service is one step closer to becoming a reality. The MTA finanance committee approved wide-ranging service reductions on Monday, which are said to include the elimination of the W and Z subway...
  • Protesters Lash Out Against Proposed MTA Service Cuts

    Protesters Lash Out Against Proposed MTA Service Cuts
    Several protests were staged around the city Tuesday in response to the possibility of sweeping service cuts to several subways and bus lines. The Metropolitan Transportation Agency finance committee approved wide-ranging service reductions on Monday,...
  • Casino Coming to Long Island?

    Casino Coming to Long Island?
    The federal government gave preliminary approval Tuesday to recognize a small tribe of Indians based on Long Island - making the possibility for the tribe to open up a casino one step closer to reality. "It has been a long time coming," Randy King...
  • 150 Passengers Rescued On Stranded LIRR Train; Delays Expected

    150 Passengers Rescued On Stranded LIRR Train; Delays Expected
    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...
  • Delays Plague LIRR After Snowy Weekend

    Delays Plague LIRR After Snowy Weekend
    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...
  • Grand Central Terminal To Get New Entrance

    Grand Central Terminal To Get New Entrance
    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...
  • New MTA Chief Announces Major Overhaul Plans

    New MTA Chief Announces Major Overhaul Plans
    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...
  • A Plan To Turn Parking Lots Into Solar Carports

    A Plan To Turn Parking Lots Into Solar Carports
    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...
  • Service on 7 Line Suspended in Both Directions

    Service on 7 Line Suspended in Both Directions
    People getting out of work and hoping for a quick commute home are in for a surprise. Due to mechanical problems, there is no 7 train service in both directions from the 42nd Street- Times Square Station to the Flushing-Main Street Station. As an...
  • MTA Passes Major Fare Hike

    MTA Passes Major Fare Hike
    The MTA board voted Monday to rescind the massive fare hikes previously adopted in their "doomsday" budget, and to instead implement a 10 percent increase this year, and another 7.5 percent in 2011 and 2013. The board will vote later this month at a...
  • LIRR Re-Examines Cell Phone Policy For Transit Workers

    LIRR Re-Examines Cell Phone Policy For Transit Workers
    The Long Island Rail Road will re-examine its cell phone policies after the Boston area transit authority banned mobile devices following a trolley crash reportedly caused by text-messaging that injured 49 people, a spokesman said Sunday. Currently, LIRR...