The Greenport Village Board held off last week on voting on a proposed contract with Hampton Jitney that would require the bus company to pay a $15,000 annual maintenance fee for the use of the parking lot south of the Long Island Rail Road station. Officials said the language in the proposed contract contradicted itself in spots. READ
The Long Island Rail Road announced that buses will substitute midday trains at Mattituck, Southold and Greenport on Wednesday, March 22 and March 29 as maintenance crews replace switches at two of the stations. READ
An MTA employee was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after suffering a hand injury while on a “working train” that was clearing snow off the track in Laurel Thursday morning, according to the Mattituck Fire Department. READ
It’s time for words like “could” and “might” to be stripped from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s vocabulary when discussing additional Long Island Rail Road service to and from the North Fork.
Seven months after a temporary road repair job was reportedly left to erode at the railroad crossing at Sixth Street in Greenport, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be returning Monday to finish the job, according to village officials.
Riders of the Long Island Rail Road will no longer have to scramble to buy tickets at the station in the waning seconds before the doors to their train close. READ
In reference to the article about the East End Seaport Museum (“Giving the building away,” April 21) I would encourage former trustee David Corwin to check his facts before stating that “a bunch of people from Orient” run the museum. READ
A westbound Long Island Railroad train struck a pickup truck at about 1:08 p.m. Tuesday in Mattituck at Elijah’s Lane and the driver of the vehicle was killed, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Southold Town police. READ
Plans for so-called scoot trains, which were once envisioned as a way of increasing Long Island Rail Road service to the North Fork, have been put on hold after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority learned the trains are incompatible with the LIRR’s network.
You can take a train from the North Fork to New York City on a Friday.
But you’re not coming back until Monday right now.