A new 9.8-mile LIRR track runs from Floral Park to Hicksville to increase service by 41 percent.
An LIRR train hit a car on the tracks west of Huntington Station on Saturday, killing the driver.
Over one million commuters come in and out of the city each day for work, with more than half considered "super-commuters," or people who spend 90 minutes or more each day traveling to work.
Officials and commuters are complaining about the Valley Stream Long Island Rail Road station, which they say is full of crumbling concrete, rusting rebar and peeling paint.
The first section of the third track runs from Floral Park to Merillon Avenue in Garden City on the main line in Nassau County.
The Long Island Rail Road is running behind schedule when it comes to getting back all the riders it lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.