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The MTA will complete its roll out of e-ticketing on both the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North by the end of the summer. 

Can Curbing Car Use Ease Pollution On L.I.?

Jun 16, 2016
Frank Franklin II / AP

Earlier this year, the American Lung Association gave Suffolk County an ‘F’ in air quality. Michael Seilback, vice president of public policy and communications with the American Lung Association of the Northeast, says it’s mostly due to the amount of cars on the road.

MTA Holds First Public Meeting On LIRR Third Track

May 24, 2016
Mary Altaffer / AP

Long Island residents are getting their first chance to see the details of the plan to build a third track between Floral Park and Hicksville on the Long Island Rail Road as the MTA held its first of six public meetings on Tuesday.

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Amtrak said the entire Northeast Corridor now has Positive Train Control.

Positive train control is a safety system installed on train tracks to prevent crashes and derailments. The system automatically slows down or stops a train if its engineer misses a signal or goes over the speed limit.

The system has been operating on the stretch of the corridor from New Haven, Connecticut to Boston.

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority said its boosting security in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.

MTA Spokesperson Meredith Daniels said more MTA police will be patrolling on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Roads.

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