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Posts Tagged ‘Long Island Railroad’

Babylon, NY: Rail Traffic Timelapse for the Belmont Stakes Race

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

All-day timelapse shows heavy traffic at the Long Island Railroad Babylon station surrounding the Triple Crown event in Belmont State Park.

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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: 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 […]

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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:

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MTA LIRR Proposed Colonial Road Improvement Project

Monday, March 28th, 2011

MTA Long Island Rail Road is conducting an environmental review of its proposed replacement of the Colonial Road Bridge in Great Neck and extension of an existing pocket or turning track crucial to improving service on the Port Washington Branch.

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Guest on the Infra Blog: Richard Ravitch, New York State Lieutenant Governor

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
NYC Transit Ravitch Report

Richard Ravitch serves as Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York. He was appointed by Governor David A. Paterson on July 8, 2009. Prior to his appointment, Lieutenant Governor Ravitch was a Partner in the law firm Ravitch, Rice & Co. and served as Chairman of the Commission on MTA Financing, which Governor Paterson formed to examine financing options for the MTA. In 1979, Lieutenant Governor Ravitch was appointed Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), overseeing the operation of the New York City subways and buses, the Long Island Railroad and MetroNorth commuter lines, and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority. For his work at the MTA, Lieutenant Governor Ravitch was awarded the American Public Transit Association’s Individual of the Year Award in 1982. Lieutenant Governor Ravitch is a graduate of Columbia College and received an LLB from Yale University School of Law.

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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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