Archive for June, 2009

Service Diversions 06-19

I have just updated the service diversions page with the latest scheduled diversions for the weekend & upcoming week (and beyond in some cases). Don’t forget to check in for any changes to the page. I also suggest printing out a copy of the page to use while riding the system. Have a safe & […]

Metro-North Retaliates Against Injured Workers

Earlier this evening, the New York Post took a look at how Metro-North retaliated against four workers who were injured on the job. The division of the MTA was charged with attempting to cover up the injuries by falsely classifying them as off the job injuries among other things. Tom Namako has more in this […]

LIRR Monthly Ticket Sales Decline In May

With the start of new commuter railroad fares yesterday, the MTA Long Island Rail Road must not have been pleased to see that monthly ticket sales took its biggest dip of the year in May. Sales were down 6.1% compared to May 2008. Here is a brief report courtesy of NY1: Ridership on the Long […]

LIRR To Run “Tiger Express 2”

Yesterday evening, I blogged about the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)’s plan to run a “Tiger Express” train for riders wanting to arrive on time for Tiger Woods’ 1st round tee-off in the U.S. Open in Bethpage. As you know by now, 1st round action was suspended due to rain. So with that in […]

MTA Frustrating Long Island City Residents

If you live in Long Island City, I am sure this story will hit home in all the ways you wish it didn’t. Residents of the area are getting frustrated by the noise caused by a MTA operated exhaust fan. The fan is in place to help provide service in & out of the East […]