Transportation

Mineola 5th-graders get hands-on bridge-building lesson on STEM Day

Mineola Middle School students see what it takes to be a bridge engineer at an event with the Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project Management Team.

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Mineola Middle School students taught bridge-making skills as part of STEM Day

The LIRR in conjunction with Mineola Middle School STEM Day showed a power point presentation on the LIRR Expansion Project and had students build bridge structures with toothpicks and Play-Doh.

AAA: 35M on highways for holiday, despite record gas prices

The auto club and insurance company is predicting 1.5 million more motorists on the roads for Memorial Day weekend than last year.

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In East Hampton, hope that new rules keep airport, and critics, quiet

Big changes aimed at cutting noise and traffic are about to go into effect. But will they work?

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TSA: LI woman tried to board JFK flight with nine boxes of ammunition

The woman told TSA agents the ammunition belonged to her son and that she had grabbed the wrong bag.

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For lapsed LIRR riders with funds locked in transit accounts, a bill could be the key

Federal lawmakers from LI have proposed a bill that would allow lapsed LIRR riders to recoup money that's been locked in transit benefit fund accounts since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Queens man gets 2 months in prison in LIRR OT scam

Frank Pizzonia also will serve 3 months' home confinement, 2 years of supervision, and 200 hours of community service, court officials said.

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Major LIRR schedule changes on tap this month as projects advance

The changes take effect May 23. Others are happening this weekend.

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Glen Cove OKs licensing agreement for charter yacht company

Eastern Star Cruises agreed to pay the city $18,000 for the year in monthly installments of $2,500 in summer and early fall and $500 a month in winter and spring, and will have use of the new ferry terminal.

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Poll: Majority will keep wearing masks on planes, public transit

A new Long Island University poll found just 42% of Americans support ending the mask mandate for travelers after a federal judge struck down the national policy.

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Wider Westbury Avenue not feasible, Nassau tells Carle Place residents, biz owners

There are concerns about parking, traffic and safety for drivers and pedestrians, but more likely improvements will include decorative streetlights, benches along the corridor and removing obstructions along the sidewalks.

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FAA clears use of special flight procedures ahead of privatization of East Hampton Airport

It provides detailed steps for pilots to get to and from the runway during inclement weather at the Wainscott facility, and flight crews must get training and the agency's approval to use them before May 19, when the airport will no longer be public.

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