Archive for April, 2010

Service Diversions 04-29-10

I have just updated the “Service Diversions” page with the latest information for the weekend & following week (beyond in some cases). LIRR riders, do not forget about the bridge construction which is knocking out service on the Long Beach line this weekend. I suggest you print out a copy of the diversions to carry […]

Early AM Ronkonkoma Service Affected May 8th

Just a short time ago, the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) sent out a press release to announce that early morning service on the Ronkonkoma branch will be affected on Saturday May 8th due to rail inspections. Here are the complete details: The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service in place […]

MTA Files Alert To Layoff About 750 Workers

Earlier this morning, I posted a sample from the Q&A held between Streetsblog NYC Editor Ben Fried & TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen. In the Q&A, Mr. Samuelsen expressed his concern for the jobs that the MTA is looking to cut in order to attack the huge budget deficit it faces. His main talking […]

Q&A With TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen

Yesterday afternoon, Streetsblog NYC Editor Ben Friend posted an informative Q&A with Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelsen. Here is a quick sample: Last December, John Samuelsen was elected president of TWU Local 100, the union that represents 38,000 subway and bus workers in the New York City region. He assumed the leadership […]

Alternative Service To Belmont Park Starts Friday

This Friday, the Spring-Summer meet is about to start at Belmont Park & there will be one major change in place. Starting April 30th, the MTA Long Island Rail Road will no longer provide regular train service to Belmont Park. Instead, the agency will be providing alternative service except for June 4th & 5th where […]