The Metropolitan Transportation Authority spent nearly $1.3 billion on overtime payments last year. That’s after officials sought to reduce overtime costs with timekeeping upgrades.

LIRR, Metro-North Improve On-Time Performance

Jan 21, 2020
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The Long Island Rail Road reports 2019 had the best on-time performance in the past three years. Trains ran on schedule nearly 93% of the time. That’s a 2% increase over 2018, when the LIRR set a 20-year performance low.

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A New York State investigation has found “deficiencies and inconsistencies” in how the Long Island Rail Road calculates ridership numbers and failure rates. 

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An MTA watchdog group says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans to transform Penn Station are “exciting,” but short on details. 

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Infrastructure upgrades at Penn Station will mean fewer trains during rush hour for Long Island Rail Road passengers.