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From Smartphone to Summer Intern

Penina Remler | Posted 06.24.2016 | College
Penina Remler

Just the other day I was commuting home on a crowded LIRR peak express train when a stranger sitting next to me refused to get off at his stop without first commenting on my lightning speed texting technique.

Long Island Rail Road Moments That Tug at the Heartstrings

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 01.03.2015 | New York
Brian Patrick Harmon

For four years, I spent over three-and-a-half hours a day riding the Long Island Rail Road to work in Brooklyn. For those who pick their heads up from their smartphones now and then, there are plenty of feel-good moments to be seen and heard.

Misplaced Priorities in the MTA Capital Plan

Carol Kellermann | Posted 12.28.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

The extraordinary public transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the lifeblood of New York's 24-hour-a-day economy.

Why I Want To Be In New York

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Jenna Amatulli

I want to be in New York because it is a city of brilliance. The city is bursting with inimitable musicians and engineers and journalists and politicians who defy all preconceived notions of what it means to be "intelligent."

Long Island Rail Road Workers To Strike For First Time In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business

Long Island Rail Road union leaders announced Monday that they plan to proceed with a strike scheduled to begin after midnight this Sunday, following ...

Damn, These People Are So Drunk

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Ever wondered who the Long Island Railroad is transporting late at night? For those unfamiliar, the LIRR is a train for people traveling in between Ne...

NYC Is Preparing For SantaCon

| Posted 12.12.2013 | New York

By Alan Neuhauser MIDTOWN — Leave the eggnog at home. The Long Island Rail Road is closing the doors on soused Santas this weekend — instituting...

LIRR's 'Cannonball' To Hamptons May Sell Out

Newsday | Posted 07.24.2013 | New York

The Long Island Rail Road has a piece of advice for travelers looking to take the first ever nonstop train from Penn Station to the Hamptons this afte...

LIRR Train Will Run Straight From Penn Station To Hamptons

Newsday | Posted 06.18.2013 | New York

Long Island Rail Road customers this summer will be able to take an express train from Penn Station to the Hamptons without making any stops, LIRR off...

WATCH: MTA Probes LIRR 'Train Surfer'

Newsday | Posted 06.15.2013 | New York

MTA police are investigating an eyewitness' report of a man riding on top of a Long Island Rail Road train car in Queens Sunday afternoon. LIRR spoke...

We Will Not Go Away

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

This week, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will hold their annual Storm the Hill Campaign in Washington, D.C. Storm the Hill. Dozens of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from across the country meet with lawmakers, tell their stories and urge them to pass legislation.

LIRR Elevator Is Just Destroyed By People's Pee

DNAinfo | Posted 03.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — Call it the M "Pee" A. Public urination in the city's transit system isn't just making stations reek — it's actually damaging e...

PHOTOS: Incredible Images From NYC's Underground

Posted 02.23.2013 | New York

The MTA's East Side Access project may not be slated to finish till 2019, but new, breathtaking images taken by the agency's resident photographer, Pa...

LOOK: Truly Amazing Snow Removal Machines

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.08.2013 | Technology

Nervous about of the much-hyped impending blizzard? Well, If you live in New York this may put you slightly at ease: The city uses some pretty high-te...

As MTA Hiked Fares, Lhota Handed Out Pay Raises

Newsday | Chau Lam | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York

Former MTA chairman Joseph Lhota handed out retroactive pay raises -- totaling more than $250,000 -- to the agency's top three presidents and a retire...

Long Island's Future Prosperity Depends on Public Transit

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

One of Long Island's greatest and most under-appreciated assets is the Long Island Rail Road, but that asset must be put to more effective use if Long Island is to be in the economic forefront of our times.

MTA Finishes Tunnel Connecting Grand Central And Queens

DNAinfo | Posted 09.21.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Manhattan and Queens have never been closer. The MTA broke down a final concrete wall Thursday to create a new Long Island Railroad tu...

Will New York's Suburbs Engineer a Mass Transit Train Wreck?

Dan Collins | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

In honor of the back-to-work season, let's send some positive thoughts toward the New York mass transit system.

Metro-North, LIRR Introduce Mobile Payments

American Banker | Posted 10.20.2012 | Money

Banking isn't the only industry with a keen interest in mobile payments -- the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad aren't far behind. Bo...

MTA Officer Stabbed In The Eye On Fourth Of July

Posted 07.05.2012 | New York

An MTA police officer was forced to undergo over four hours of surgery, after a deranged man stabbed him in the eye without warning outside a Long Isl...

My Memorial Day Plans

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 07.27.2012 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

Last year a good friend of mine told me of how she felt of me being able to go to many places in honor of my fellow veterans. I don't consider it a vacation on any level, but as a way of continuing my duty. I believe this is how many veterans of my era and previous eras feel, as well.

WATCH: The Worst LIRR Passengers, As Railroad Bans Drinking During Weekend Party Rides

Posted 04.23.2012 | New York

In a move to curb rowdy passengers from disturbing the peace aboard the Long Island Railroad, the railroad has announced a trial ban on weekend drinki...

Veterans 'Storm The Hill' To Meet With Lawmakers, Pass Legislation

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

As a Marine Corps veteran deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I can attest that there is nothing like being around other veterans -- especially when we gather for a shared cause.

Subway Riders May Be $1000 Richer

Posted 03.12.2012 | New York

City commuters plagued by routine fare hikes may finally be receiving some well-deserved cash relief with lawmakers considering a tax break for mass ...

CHILLING VIDEO: Assault, Abduction At Long Island Rail Road Station

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.12.2012 | Crime

Cops are hunting for a man who attacked and possibly abducted a woman last week at a Long Island Rail Road station, new security footage released on S...