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Long Island Rail Road

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  • Corrected: Railroad deaths

    Number of reported fatalities from all causes (auto collisions, pedestrians hit, yard accidents, derailments, etc.) on major commuter rail systems from 1999 to Saturday. (Note: this chart is corrects a previously published version) Railroad, location...
  • Woman's Body Found in Trash Bin

    Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a slain woman's body in a trash bin Sunday night in Valley Stream. The victim is an unidentified white woman who is 40 to 45 years old, police said. Police are trying to determine if the case is...
  • 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...
  • Budget Cuts Mean New LIRR Schedule, Trims To Service

    Budget Cuts Mean New LIRR Schedule, Trims To Service
    Budget cuts mean five weekday trains on three branches and some weekend service to Freeport will be canceled this summer, the LIRR announced Thursday. The new schedule, which takes effect Monday, includes additional revisions on several branches that...
  • LIRR Launches Contest To Name 2 Museum Locomotives

    Parents can be so thoughtless when choosing their children's names. Take, for instance, the two charming locomotives being loaned to the Oyster Bay Transit Museum by the Long Island Rail Road. Their names: 397 and 398. Looking to right a great wrong,...
  • Guide to getting around town

    From the airports Taxi: It may not be the most cost effective, but the most convenient way to get into town is to collect your bags and get in line for a taxi. From John F. Kennedy Airport, taxis are required to charge a flat fee to Manhattan of $45 plus...
  • Belmont Stakes patrons brave long lines, alcohol abuse

     
    I am embarrassed to admit it took 40 years as a New York sports fan and 25 as a New York sportswriter for me to set foot in Belmont Park. But I got there Saturday, and wrote a column about......
  • Nets still hope to open Barclays Center in 2010

     
    If I stopped blogging, watching sports on TV, listening to the radio and sleeping, I could do a bang-up job covering the financial nuances of the new sports palaces going up around Big Town . . . which theoretically is......
  • CBS, U.S. Open offer live video of delayed men's final

     
    Back in 1987, the last time the U.S. Open men's final was played on a Monday, live video streaming on the Internet was not a viable option. This time it is, and CBSSports.com and USopen.org will offer it for people......
  • Today's game postponed; split DH tomorrow

     
    With Tropical Storm Hanna en route, the Mets already have postponed today's game. It will be made up as the first game of a split doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 2:15 p.m. The second game will start at 8:05 as regularly......
  • Long Island Raid Road: Latest pension-scam locus

     
    The Long Island Rail Road has a comparatively astounding -- and plainly suspicious -- number of disability claims that lead to fatter pensions, compared to other transit systems, according to an in-depth New York Times story here. Reacting to the......
  • LIRR: Mario caves, Andrew probes?

     
    After the NYT's big story on the Long Island Railroad money pit -- disabilities for everyone, early retirement with full pension in your 50s, work rules that let you get three days of pay for a day of work......