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The “Summer of Hell” is officially over. Even if it never materialized.

Cuomo Lays Out Vision For LIRR’s Future

Jul 19, 2017
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In a speech to the Long Island Association, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his vision for the future of the Long Island Rail Road and the role it will play in the development of the Island.

LIRR Derailment Suspends Morning Service

Jul 18, 2017
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The MTA’s “Summer of Hell” continues after an early morning derailment on the Long Island Rail Road’s Long Beach line suspended service temporarily.

Senate Republicans Approve Funding For LIRR Third Track

Jul 12, 2017
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New York State Senate Republicans have approved funding for the long-proposed third track of the Long Island Rail Road between Floral Park and Hicksville.

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan announced on Tuesday that the Senate would sign off on the nearly $2 billion project.

Two weeks ago, the authorization bill was withdrawn by Governor Andrew Cuomo after Flanagan threatened to kill it over concerns by residents of Floral Park and New Hyde Park over traffic and noise.

MTA Announces Commuting Alternatives During Penn Station Repairs

Jul 6, 2017
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MTA officials announced an array of options for Long Island commuters during Amtrak's infrastructure renewal plan at Penn Station, which is expected to reduce rush hour service by 20 percent throughout the summer. The changes will affect travelers on weekdays from July 10 through September 1.