Long Island Rail Road

How To Get to Newark Airport from Manhattan - Points Miles & Martinis

Getting to and from Newark Airport (EWR) from Manhattan is easy with New Jersey Transit, and will cost you $13 for both NJ Transit and the AirTrain …

Manhattan

Closures and transit changes for Thanksgiving

There are several closures and schedule changes to be aware of this Thanksgiving.<p>All federal, state, and city agency offices are closed, including …

Long Island

Campaigners Step Up Fight to Restore New York Penn Station

Campaigners are stepping up their fight to restore New York Penn Station to its former grandeur.<p>Armed with an artist’s renderings of soaring Corinthian columns and platforms bathed in natural light, the National Civic Art Society has launched a three-month advertising campaign across NJ Transit …

Long Island

Love, Lies, and Otto’s One-Legged Turkey

How one family makes a cherished tale of a turkey mishap its Thanksgiving centerpiece.<p>Light like sheets of glass, filtering through the window at …

J.C. Penney

The Dirty Side to Changing Leaves: Leaf Slime on the Region’s Rails

As New York’s canopy shifts to rich hues of red and yellow, it is prime time for leaf peeping. But for Metro-North Railroad employees, the changing colors signal a different occasion: slime season.<p>Every fall, a gelatinous goo forms on the rails across the Northeast as leaves are crushed by the …

New York City

LIRR switch glitch delays Thanksgiving travel at Penn Station

Thanksgiving travel got off to a bumpy start at Penn Station on Wednesday after a switch malfunction delayed service.<p>Long Island Rail Road reported …

Trains

Millions To Hit The Roads, Skies And Rails For Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> On the road, rails and at the airport, millions of people are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.<p>If …

Long Island

New Security Measures In Place At LIRR Station In Long Beach

<b>LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) —</b> Long Beach is stepping up security<b></b> at the Long Island Rail Road station.Panhandlers looking for cash from commuters …

Long Island

Everything you need to know about getting around NYC over Thanksgiving

The holiday will bring myriad changes to New York’s streets, subways, buses, and more<p>Brace yourselves, New Yorkers: whether you’re sticking around town for the Thanksgiving holiday, or planning to get out of town for the weekend, your commute is going to be affected.<p>The myriad transit methods …

Penn Station

Slammed by exposé, Cuomo must act on subways

Experts expect governor to redouble transit efforts in wake of punishing New York Times article<p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo urgently needs to assure the public …

Andrew Cuomo

Free Bus Service To and From LaGuardia Airport — Until...

In order to relieve traffic congestion on roadways, if you are traveling to or from Fiorello LaGuardia Airport in New York on the bus route known as …

Transportation

Attention, Commuters: Check Out Six Tips for a Smarter Ride

You may not be able to ditch your commute. But you can make it smarter.<p>Do you know that you can find out when your subway train or bus will arrive without leaving your desk? Or that thousands of E-ZPass account holders are needlessly paying full tolls at bridges and tunnels?<p>It’s not that the …

News (U.S.)

When to leave NYC for Thanksgiving

Getting out of New York for Thanksgiving can feel like Sam and Frodo’s quest in <i>The</i> <i>Lord of the Rings</i>. It’s taxing and exhausting, and by the time it’s …

New York City

Second Avenue Subway extension to the Rockaways proposed by city council member

Queens City Council member Eric Ulrich has put forth the idea, but don’t expect it to happen anytime soon<p>Getting from Manhattan to Rockaway Beach isn’t exactly an easy commute via public transportation. There is the A train, which runs from Inwood all the way down Manhattan’s west side before …

Travel

'Confused' driver ends up dangling halfway off train platform

One driver in Long Island took the concept of "park and ride" a little too far on Saturday when they ended up parked right on the train platform.<p>The …

Long Island

Car dangles over tracks after driving onto LIRR platform, officials say

A gray sedan driven onto the westbound train platform in Mineola that got stuck with its front wheels dangling over the tracks was hauled away …

Long Island

The LaGuardia AirTrain is coming whether NYC needs it or not

The ambitious renovation project at LaGuardia Airport promises to bring the dilapidated travel hub into the 21st century over the next five years. …

Long Island

The Unwritten Rules of Riding the LIRR

For the most part, public transportation in New York is less than pleasant -- but riding the Long Island Railroad is its own special brand of hell. …

Long Island

MTA to offer free bus rides near airport to ease Thanksgiving travel congestion

Construction is clogging up the access roads to LaGuardia — and as a result, the MTA and Port Authority are offering free bus service.<p>The Q70 is free …

Long Island

Next Round Of Amtrak Repairs At Penn Station Are Urgent And Can't Wait, Official Says

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — The next round of Amtrak repairs at Penn Station is urgent enough that officials say it cannot wait for the slow season.<p>As …

Trains

Suburbs: Turn Rail Station Parking Lots Into Affordable Communities

Building complete communities on the sprawling asphalt lots around regional transit hubs does the dual work of creating more affordability and accessibility, and de-incentivizing private car usage.<p>The U.S.’ booming metro areas—San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Boston–have run into something of …

Urban Design

When Bubbe Gave Us Her ‘Ponytail-in-a-Bag’

My oldest son recently texted me a picture of his girlfriend sitting on the couch next to a bag of hair. Actually, he had to tell me what was in the …

Jewish Culture

Article: U.S. Mass Shooters Are Disproportionately Veterans

- Advertisement -<p>Are veterans of the U.S. military disproportionately likely to be mass killers in the United States? Asking such a question is …

Liberal View

More track work at Penn Station to affect Amtrak, LIRR service

Better than the Summer of Hell, though<p>The summer of hell has come to a close, only to usher in the winter of our discontent: Amtrak will soon begin (more) repairs at Penn Station.<p>This round won’t be as dramatic as the repairs this summer, when Amtrak, LIRR, and NJ Transit were all affected in …

Trains

Penn Station 'Winter of Hell' repairs to impact rush hour service

NEW YORK - Commuters who ride the rails are being warned to brace themselves for the sequel to the so-called Summer of Hell.<p>Amtrak says repairs at …

Penn Station

Next Amtrak Infrastructure Project At Penn Station Expected To Last 5 Months

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> Amtrak is planning more infrastructure updates that could impact Long Island Rail Road riders.<p>Amtrak plans to reconstruct …

Long Island

How to Survive Public Transit in NYC

One of the best things about NYC is the public transportation is AMAZING. Uber, what? You don’t need Uber EVER, the subway (MTA – Metropolitan …

Staten Island

Iraq War Veteran Remembers Volunteer Effort at Ground Zero

Before the towers came down, former Battery Park City resident Jeffrey Keating used to cut through the World Trade Center plaza daily to attend his …

World Trade Center

State Comptroller: MTA Fare and Toll Hikes May Come Sooner

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority may have to raise fares and tolls sooner than it planned to if …

Urban Design

On infrastructure, take a page from Silicon Valley's book

Last month the biggest players in public transportation convened to shed light on the complications afflicting America’s infrastructure. Not …

Penn Station