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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 9 PM Thursday to midnight EDT Thursday night... * locations...along coast of southern New Haven and northwestern Long Island. * Tidal departures...around 1 ft above astronomical tides. * Timing...widespread minor flooding around the times of high tide between 9 PM and midnight Thursday night. Additional minor coastal flooding is possible around the times of high tide Friday night. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable with only isolated closures. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. This type of event is covered by a coastal Flood Advisory. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for Thursday night... Coastal............time of......forecast total.......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.........Category.. .................................(mllw/ngvd)................... Kings Point NY.....1057 PM........10.3-10.7..........minor..... Stamford CT........1104 PM........10.1-10.5..........minor..... Bridgeport CT......1101 PM.........9.4-9.8...........minor..... New Haven CT.......1100 PM.........8.7-9.1...........minor..... Glen Cove NY.......1035 PM........10.2-10.6..........minor..... Old Field NY.......1102 PM.........9.2-9.6...........minor..... -- Thursday May.05 16,02:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

MTA Releases Open Letter Prior to Strike

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The following statement has been released by the MTA.

New York, NY - July 15, 2014 - After negotiations Monday July 14 Long Island Rail Road union leaders have threatened to strike as early as Sunday, July 20th.
 
The MTA remains committed to settling this matter quickly, but any new agreement must be affordable not just today, but also into the future, without jeopardizing the investments necessary to maintain the service we provide our riders or placing additional pressure on future fares.
 
In the most recent MTA offer, a current LIRR employee would receive: 
  • A 17% wage increase over seven years
  • An average $22,000 retroactive payment
  • Healthcare contributions of just 2% of base salary
  • No changes to pension contributions
  • No changes to work rules
  • To afford this offer, the MTA asks that future LIRR employees: 
  • Contribute 4% to healthcare
  • Contribute to their pensions throughout their career as an LIRR employee
  • Work more years to reach top pay
Under this plan, both existing and new LIRR employees will remain the highest paid commuter railroad workers in the country, and with the best pension in the industry.
 
A strike would have a devastating impact. It’s time to have productive negotiations to resolve our differences and return to what we all do best together – serving our LIRR customers.
 
Sincerely,
Thomas F. Prendergast
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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