| 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....
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jul 24, 2009
Weeks after arriving in Pakistan on a flight from New York, Bryant Neal Vinas plunged into holy war: He volunteered to train for a suicide attack and fought in the wilds of Afghanistan.
By the time he was captured in November, 14 months later, the Muslim...
| 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 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 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...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 2:48 AM
Despite a $2.26 billion state bailout this year, New York City's transit system is facing a reported shortfall that may total $343 million.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's revenues are the concern. Revenues from the payroll tax for the...
| Dec 15, 2009
| 6:01 AM
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...
| Dec 15, 2009
| 2:14 PM
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,...
| Dec 16, 2009
| 3:52 PM
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...