A consultant group recommends the Metropolitan Transportation Authority consolidate more than 40 of its various agencies into six departments in an effort to cut costs.

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The MTA Office of the Inspector General found that a former Long Island Rail Road foreman submitted false time records to increase his pay.

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The Long Island Rail Road will give people with disabilities extra help when boarding a train, with kiosks that will get the attention of railroad employees.

Cuomo To Announce New LIRR Station For Belmont Park

Jul 4, 2019
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to visit Long Island on Monday to announce plans for a new train station at Belmont Park.

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The Long Island Rail Road had its highest on-time performance in nearly seven years. The MTA says more than 95 percent of LIRR trains in April ran on-time, meaning that trains arrived at their final destinations with a less than six-minute delay.

However, the commuter railway will have to do better in upcoming evaluations because the state is expected to enforce a new law that requires the on-time standard to be less than two minutes.