The LIRR is now carrying 66% of its pre-pandemic ridership, while Metro-North is carrying 67% of its pre-pandemic ridership.
A shorter commute for LIRR riders is anticipated by the end of the year. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday that the Grand Central Madison terminal and the East Side Access project were nearing completion.
Ridership on the New York City Subway topped 3.6 million on May 18, the most since the pandemic began.
The MTA loses millions of dollars each year from people who evade paying fares and tolls and now wants to crack down on scofflaws.
Call it "mask confusion" as a dizzying set of rule updates on mask mandates in the New York City region are leaving travelers unclear where and when they need to mask up.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will receive an additional $769 million. Gov. Kathy Hochul called it a victory for New Yorkers.
A West Babylon man was shot at killed on an LIRR train on Wednesday morning. Police said the gunman knew and targeted the victim.
Snowfall totals of up to one foot, with locally higher amounts, are possible in New York City, along with strong winds and brutal cold.
The proposed Interborough Express would operate along existing freight train tracks that run through several underserved neighborhoods between Bay Ridge in Brooklyn and Jackson Heights in Queens.
Rep. Tom Suozzi, who is running for governor of New York, says Penn Station scares him and that he is concerned about all the homeless people who flock there.
The MTA is testing major changes to its fare structure, passing a new pilot program that would cap costs for riders as long as they use the new tap-and-pay OMNY system.
Amtrak and the MTA have struck a deal on two key rail projects in the New York region. Amtrak will upgrade rail lines north of Manhattan to allow Metro-North trains to access Penn Station. And the MTA will help rehab Amtrak-owned tunnels under the East River that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
The long-anticipated and long-delayed rail route from Long Island to Grand Central Terminal is nearing reality.
Trains are becoming more crowded, to the point where some people have not been able to get a seat during rush hour.
Wearing a mask while riding subways, buses, and railroads is still required under state and federal rules. But the MTA says compliance has fallen a bit.
The MTA, LIRR and PATH restored most service but other mass transit agencies were still dealing with cancelations and disruptions.
The governor has nominated Sarah Feinberg as chair of the MTA board and Janno Lieber as CEO of the MTA. They will replace Patrick Foye, who has held both titles for just over two years.
By the end of next year, Penn Station won't be the only way for LIRR commuters to get in and out of the city.
In an effort to increase vaccinations across New York State, free tickets are being offered in exchange for getting vaccinated.
Firefighters continued to put out hotspots of a five-alarm fire at a garbage facility on Long Island that disrupted LIRR service for several hours.