Long Island Rail Road trains sit idle during 1994 labor strike
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to more arbitration talks with the main labor unions for the Long Island Rail Road. The move essentially postpones a looming strike until mid summer.
Even to discerning eyes, skimming devices aren't easy to spot. Especially when you're rushing to make a train. The MTA and the Nassau County DA's office say they have arrested four people on charges of stealing credit card information by using so-called skimming devices at LIRR stations. Thousands of credit and debit card numbers were found during the arrests. Authorities allege a married couple and two accomplices rigged nine ticket vending machines in Nassau County with scanners capable of reading card information.
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. On Thursday New York's top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn't over yet.
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.
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.