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Posts Tagged ‘LIRR’

Moving Midtown West: Four Rail Investments Vital to New York City’s Future

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
A cross section of improved platforms and new passenger access at Moynihan Station. Phase 2 of the project will allow Amtrak to relocate operations and passengers to Moynihan Station.

NEW YORK BUILDING CONGRESS
The recent discussion about the future of Penn Station offered a unique opportunity to focus public attention on the rail system’s crucial importance to the economy and the mobility of the City, particularly on the emerging Far West Side of Manhattan. Unfortunately, this conversation failed to address the single most important problem the City faces around Penn Station: New York City’s rail connections to New Jersey and points north and west have remained essentially unchanged for more than a century.

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East Side Access Cost Overruns

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is constructing one of the largest and most complex public works projects in the country, East Side Access (ESA). ESA will bring Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) service to the East Side of Manhattan for the first time, at Grand Central Terminal (GCT). The MTA expects ESA to spur numerous benefits for the region, including faster commutes, expanded transportation options and economic growth.

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Long Beach, NY: Post Hurricane Sandy LIRR Restores Electric Train Service

Monday, November 26th, 2012

LIRR restores weekend electric train service on Long Beach branch Sunday, November 25; weekday electric – LIRR2010 on YouTube

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NYC Transit Crews Take Charge Before, During and After Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) cameras captured the preparation before the storm hit, the immediate aftermath, and the quick recovery after Hurricane Sandy left the NYC transit system battered and flooded.

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New York: Mass Transit Agency Cameras Capture Damage from Sandy

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) catalogs the damage left behind after Hurricane Sandy battered the eastern United States, leaving wind and flood damage throughout NYC’s metropolitan transit system. Flooding in Long Island Rail Road’s East River Tunnel   Flooding in the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel   Flooded subway station in Lower Manhattan

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NYC: Before Sandy, Crews Prepare Penn Station for Storm Surge

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Late in the evening of October 28, 2012, LIRR crews erected a barrier to protect Penn Station from possible flooding from Hurricane Sandy. -mtainfo on YouTube

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Babylon, NY: LIRR Opens New High-Tech Train Wash

Friday, October 19th, 2012

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams was joined by elected and public officials for a demonstration and a dedication ceremony today for the Railroad’s new $25.5 million train wash facility located in the Village of Babylon.The new facility, which was financed with funds from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 through […]

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Queens, NY: East Side Access Update

Friday, September 28th, 2012

On September 20, 2012, a “roadheader” excavating machine broke through the tunnel beneath Northern Boulevard in Queens. This milestone is a significant one in MTA Capital Construction’s East Side Access project, an effort that will bring MTA Long Island Rail Road trains into Grand Central for the first time. – mtainfo on YouTube

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Love in Transit 2012: Laura and Tom

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Laura and Tom began their life together as husband and wife on MTA Long Island Rail Road. Share your love-in-transit story and hear others at the New York Transit Museum’s FREE Missed Connections Valentine’s Day party on February 14, 2012. Learn more at: http://www.mta.info/museum

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NY/NJ/CT/MD train problems force more infrastructure discussion on The Brian Lehrer Show

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Leaving Jamaica Sutphin LIRR Station. By  Esoteric_Desi on Flickr

According to InfrastructureUSA’s Steve Anderson, “We need a new pair of shoes and we’ve got to put the money in. We’ve got to recognize what our priorities are, and we have to demand that those people who we have entrusted with the management of these assets come up with plans that we will then agree to fund.”

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