MTA http://wshu.org en Cuomo urged to stop LIRR strike http://wshu.org/post/cuomo-urged-stop-lirr-strike <p></p><p>Worried time is running out, several Long Island State Senators are urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to intercede in the stalled contract negotiations between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers.</p><p>Technically there is no deadline. LIRR workers are legally allowed to strike beginning Sunday, July 20th. However, they previously offered to push that date back to the end of summer where a strike would have more impact. There would be fewer people on vacation, college students would be back on the train, and it's the eve of November's gubernatorial election.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:29:50 +0000 Charles Lane 20026 at http://wshu.org Cuomo urged to stop LIRR strike LIRR commuters prepare for strike http://wshu.org/post/lirr-commuters-prepare-strike <p></p><p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road workers failed to reach a deal last week over a four-year contract standoff. Union representatives can begin a strike in three weeks which has commuters on edge. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:10:33 +0000 Gabrielle Fonrouge 19929 at http://wshu.org LIRR commuters prepare for strike MTA calls in commission of experts http://wshu.org/post/mta-calls-commission-experts <p>In response to deteriorating rail infrastructure, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is calling in experts to help figure out what to do.&nbsp; The Transportation Reinvention Commission meets for the &nbsp;the first time on Wednesday.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Craig LeMoult 19663 at http://wshu.org LIRR injuries up 30%, blamed on winter weather http://wshu.org/post/lirr-injuries-30-blamed-winter-weather <p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:29:33 +0000 Charles Lane 17619 at http://wshu.org LIRR injuries up 30%, blamed on winter weather Third track could bring $68B to LI http://wshu.org/post/third-track-could-bring-68b-li <p></p><p>A coalition of Long Island business leaders, developers, educators, and commuter advocates announced a report Tuesday that tallied the economic benefits of building a third track on the Long Island Rail Road. But&nbsp;despite what many say is a win for Long Island, a third track is still not on the planning boards.</p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:57:18 +0000 Charles Lane 16964 at http://wshu.org Third track could bring $68B to LI