A worker mops the floor at New York’s Penn Station during the 1994 LIRR strike.
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a labor deal with the union representing workers for New York's subway system. The deal could have an impact on a looming strike on the Long Island Rail Road this summer.
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.