| 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...
| Jun 18, 2009
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.
| Jul 17, 2009
A Long Island Rail Road engineer has been suspended without pay after being accused of allowing a passenger to operate a train as it traveled west of Hicksville earlier this month.
LIRR engineer Ronald Cabrera allowed the passenger to operate the train...
| Jul 18, 2009
The man in the suit, after spending nearly 45 minutes inside the engineer's cab of a morning-rush hour Long Island Rail Road train, emerged and said jokingly to a fellow rider, "How'd I do?" said the MTA Police's key witness in the ongoing investigation...
| Jul 22, 2009
| 1:50 PM
A 26-year-old Long Island native, who traveled to Pakistan to train with the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, reportedly took part in a rocket attack against a United States base in Afghanistan back in September of 2008, according to court papers.
| Jul 28, 2009
| 5:05 PM
The MTA has launched "a vigorous and thorough investigation" into an incident in which a subway rider claimed he saw a child behind the controls of a subway train, while the conductor watched on.
Jules Cattie, an attorney who resides on the East Side,...
| Aug 2, 2009
| 12:55 PM
Governor David Paterson unveiled yesterday his plan to utilize $25.5 million in stimulus money to finance a new, environmentally-friendly Long Island Rail Road.
Using money from the federal economic-recovery package, a train-washing station will be built...
| Aug 5, 2009
| 9:19 AM
A Long Island Railroad engineer and the passenger he let drive a train have been arrested following an MTA probe.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice formally announced the arrest and criminal charges against the two individuals in a press...
| Aug 14, 2009
A woman from Jericho has launched a $500,000 lawsuit against the Long Island Rail Road and Metropolitan Transportation Authority cops, claiming she was held for more than three hours after a conductor wrongfully accused her of using a counterfeit ticket....
| Sep 11, 2009
| 11:00 AM
The Long Island Rail Road engineer accused of allowing a passenger to man the controls of a rush-hour train in July has been fired, LIRR officials announced Friday.
Ronald Cabrera, 40, was terminated following a two-month internal disciplinary review...