The much maligned MTA Payroll Tax is back in the news again. The tax which was created in 2009 as part of a $2.3 billion state bailout for the transit agency has never been popular with masses. When it first debuted, many businesses & counties themselves rallied against it & even sued questioning the constitutionality [...]
For any of my readers who depend on the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Jefferson line, please be advised that midday service will be affected for 5 days next month due a grade crossing renewal project. Here are the complete details courtesy of the press release sent to me by the LIRR: A grade crossing [...]
Just a short time ago, the MTA Long Island Rail Road announced that station renovations at the Stony Brook station would begin. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release I received: The MTA Long Island Rail Road’s Stony Brook Station, on the Port Jefferson Branch, will undergo a $2.7 million renovation project [...]
You would have heard about the battle over building a truck-rail yard in Brentwood. The proposed truck-rail yard is to be built on part of the property where the former Pilgrim State Hospital currently sits.
Gov. Patterson has supported this project as he sees it as a viable way to help decrease the reliance on trucks & the traffic they bring to the island.
A 53 year old man was stabbed 19 times at the Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR) Sayville station. Bill Mason of Newsday has the story: A Sayville man was arrested and charged yesterday with the attempted murder of a 53-year-old man, stabbed 19 times Monday at the Sayville railroad station platform, police said. The injured [...]