There are confirmed reports of a minor explosion in the pedestrian passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations in Midtown earlier this morning. According to those reports, a small number of injuries have been reported, none of them life-threatening. Mayor Bill de Blasio reported at a press conference that the New York City Police Department has a suspect in custody. The police investigation into this matter is continuing.
As you may be aware, beginning Monday, July 10 through September 1, 2017, the MTA has scheduled summer repair work at Penn Station that will affect Long Island Railroad (LIRR), New Jersey Transit and Amtrak commuters. As a result, we want to encourage our faculty and staff who rely on these to plan ahead for any potential disruptions to their regular commute.
As you may be aware, a potential Long Island Railroad (LIRR) strike may commence on or about July 20. While this is not yet a certainty, we want to encourage preparations for our faculty and staff.
As a follow up to our email last week, Human Resources has helped us by identifying those of you who live in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Thank you to those who responded to our online survey regarding your plans should LIRR workers strike next week. As of today, we have received 157 responses; 72% of respondents live in Nassau County while 28% of respondents live in Suffolk County.
As you may be aware, a potential NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations strike is expected to start after 12:01 AM on Sunday, March 13th, should no agreement be reached before then.
According to the latest news report, an agreement has been reached to avert a work stoppage for NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations.