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Helena Williams

Helena Williams is the President of the Long Island Rail Road
Helena Williams is the President of the Long Island Rail Road « Show less

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  • 'There's no way I could express how empty life is, really'

    'There's no way I could express how empty life is, really'
    Helena Williams went to the cemetery Saturday to lay a wreath on the grave of her son, Army 1st Lt. George "Geordie" Williams, a Joppatowne High School graduate, on the 25th anniversary of his death in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie,...
  • Improvements Promised for LIRR Commuters

    Improvements Promised for LIRR Commuters
    Problems have cleared up for most Subway and bus riders in New York City. But commuting on the Long Island Rail Road continues to be a nightmare since the storm. The reason is that train travel through the East River tunnels has been cut back this month...
  • Report Faults Former LIRR Leadership for Infrastructure Failure

    Report Faults Former LIRR Leadership for Infrastructure Failure
    A 2007 analysis of Long Island Rail Road infrastructure sharply criticized the antiquated switch and signal system that was crippled during Monday's electrical fire. Authored by a former president of Metro North, the report claims LIRR leaders missed a...
  • Transit Workers Win Big in Arbitration

    Transit Workers Win Big in Arbitration
    An arbitration panel has awarded transit workers with a generous 3 year contract that includes wage increases of more than 11 percent. And in a significant development, the panel also rolled back a portion of the employee health care contribution that the...
  • LIRR scandal: Paterson hails president's 'swift action'

     
    Shifting his emphasis from an earlier statement spotlighting the prospect of collusion between supervisors and employees, Gov. David A. Paterson last week applauded Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams ???for taking swift action??? to help stem...
  • State Opens Probe Into LIRR Disability Payments

    Attorney General Andrew Cuomo launched an investigation into published reports disclosing that career employees at the Long Island Rail Road routinely received disability payments from an obscure federal agency though many remain healthy enough to play...
  • LIRR Head Calls For Disability System Overhaul

    NEW YORK - Saying she could not stand idle as Long Island Rail Road employees continue to abuse a flawed pension system that grants disability benefits to nearly anyone who applies, railroad president Helena Williams yesterday called for widespread...
  • Cuomo: LIRR disability program badly overseen

    OLD WESTBURY, N.Y - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo castigated the agencies that had oversight over the Long Island Rail Road's pension system at a hearing Monday into possible abuse of the system. "It was a bad program design to begin with, and [had]...
  • Problems Linger for LIRR Commuters

    NEW YORK - Whereas the average eastbound LIRR ridership on Wednesdays between noon and 4 p.m. is 15,000, that figure doubles to 30,000 on Thanksgiving eve, LIRR officials said. Fifteen extra trains also are planned for tomorrow to carry people coming...
  • Sources: LIRR Manager Charged in Pension Scandal

    A Long Island Rail Road official was arrested Monday by detectives from the office of State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on charges of official misconduct in connection with the recent railroad pension scandal, sources said. Sources identified the...
  • LIRR Ridership Down By A Million People

    A million fewer rides were recorded on the Long Island Rail Road in January and February when compared with the same period last year, the latest figures show. That drop in LIRR ridership for the first two months of the year translated into $2.6...
  • Special Trip Marks LIRR's 175th Anniversary

    As Long Island has evolved from farmlands and horse carriages to housing developments and congested highways, one piece of infrastructure has stood the test of time - a straight line of train tracks cutting through the middle of the Island. It is the...