AP/Mary Altaffer

So far this year injures of workers on the Long Island Rail Road have increased more than 30% while passenger injuries have increased about 20%.

AP/Mary Altaffer

A coalition of Long Island business leaders, developers, educators, and commuter advocates announced a report Tuesday that tallied the economic benefits of building a third track on the Long Island Rail Road. But despite what many say is a win for Long Island, a third track is still not on the planning boards.

AP/Luc Novovitch

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is in the beginning stages of planning bus service in the event of a strike on the Long Island Rail Road this summer. Some, however, see this as a provocation to get the unions to settle their contract dispute.


Twice this week officials in New York arrested motorist for skipping out on paying tolls at bridges in the region.  It's not exactly a trend, but it sure is interesting.  

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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.