MTA Long Island Rail Road riders can now access real-time ridership data for 100% of the fleet. The TrainTime app—revamped in June to allow riders to plan trips based on crowding data for the electric multiple-unit fleet—now includes diesel fleet data so riders can maximize social distancing for any commute.
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Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) President Phil Eng unveiled a revamped TrainTime app, highlighted by a function that aims to allow customers to track available seats in the electric fleet—which represents more than 90% of all LIRR train cars—in real time.
MTA Long Island Rail Road crews used accelerated bridge construction techniques to replace a railroad bridge in just two days in New York City’s New Hyde Park. The bridge was open for Monday commuters on Aug. 26.
Track work at Penn Station New York (PSNY) this summer will have effects on two public transportation lines—NJ Transit (NJT) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, builder of subway cars for U.S. cities including New York and Washington, may exit the business amid mounting losses and an increasingly difficult market.
New York is moving ahead with long-sought plans to get people from the train to the plane.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NYMTA) is partnering with Waze, a popular smart phone and tablet computer navigation app, to improve safety at Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad highway/rail grade crossings.
A background in rail infrastructure projects has helped one East Coast engineer earn recognition from his peers.
A new report from the Regional Plan Association (RPA) calls for the merging of New York Metropolitan Area commuter railroads MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit into a single, integrated network called T-REX, for Trans-Regional Express.
The Long Island Rail Road, the busiest U.S. commuter rail operation, has a new chief.