Metropolitan Transportation Authority http://wshu.org en Cuomo brokers deal to avert LIRR strike http://wshu.org/post/cuomo-brokers-deal-avert-lirr-strike <p></p><p>A deal to avert a crippling labor strike on the Long Island Rail Road has been reached.</p><p>Union and MTA leaders signed an agreement today that both sides said is equitable and will not cause a fair hike. However, exact details of the contract were not given.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:55:11 +0000 Charles Lane 20843 at http://wshu.org Cuomo brokers deal to avert LIRR strike 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 LIRR and unions return to arbitration http://wshu.org/post/lirr-and-unions-return-arbitration <p></p><p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to more arbitration talks with the main labor unions for the Long Island Rail Road. &nbsp;The move essentially postpones a looming strike until mid summer. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:47:54 +0000 Charles Lane 13168 at http://wshu.org LIRR and unions return to arbitration Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford http://wshu.org/post/heads-mta-metro-north-hartford <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy met on Monday in his Capitol office with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast and new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.</p><p>Governor Malloy says one key decision was made at Monday's meeting. The MTA agreed that any major project conducted on the rail's infrastructure, that could potentially disrupt rail service, will be independently reviewed beforehand.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:38:57 +0000 Dan Katz 12952 at http://wshu.org Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford MTA tax upheld. For now. http://wshu.org/post/mta-tax-upheld-now <p></p><p>The tax, much reviled on Long Island, has been subsidizing the regional transit network by taking 34 cents for every $100 dollars businesses and governments pay in salaries. &nbsp;On Thursday New York&#39;s top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn&#39;t over yet. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:23:40 +0000 Charles Lane 6555 at http://wshu.org MTA tax upheld. For now.