Catherine Rinaldi, President, MTA Metro-North Railroad, and Interim President, Long Island Rail Road

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Catherine Rinaldi, President, MTA Metro-North Railroad, and Interim President, Long Island Rail Road

Catherine Rinaldi was named interim president of the Long Island Rail Road in February 2022. She was appointed the sixth president of MTA Metro-North on Feb. 21, 2018 and is the first woman to hold that position.

Rinaldi took the lead in completing three LIRR mega-projects upon taking her new role; opening the Main Line Third Track and Grand Central Madison in addition to the soon-to-be-completed LIRR 33rd street concourse at Penn Station.

The opening of Grand Central Madison and the Main Line Third Track increased service levels by 41% and created greatly enhanced reverse-peak service on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches, a boon to Long Island’s economy.

Rinaldi announced the start of two-way service at Elmont-UBS station – the first new LIRR station to open in almost 50 years, providing full-time service to both UBS Arena and the Elmont community.

The new LIRR concourse features more light, space and train information for customers and is an early step towards turning Penn Station into a new transportation destination in the heart of Manhattan.

Rinaldi has overseen a host of customer-facing initiatives including a sweeping package of accessibility upgrades that will make seven Long Island Rail Road stations in Queens and Nassau and Suffolk Counties fully accessible for the first time while replacing elevators at two additional LIRR stations. The elevator upgrades will bring to 116 the number of the LIRR’s 126 stations that are accessible to all, or 92%.

She also oversaw the launch of the new TrainTime – integrating LIRR and Metro-North service into one convenient app that also enables customers to buy tickets including the new Combo-Tickets which allows riders to use both railroads with just one ticket.

The app shows how many people are on each car so riders can board a car with the most available seats.

Rinaldi’s previous positions within the MTA include chief of staff and counsel to the MTA chairman, from 2011 through 2014; vice president and general counsel at Long Island Rail Road, from 2008 to 2011; and deputy executive director and general counsel at MTA headquarters, from 2003 until 2006.

Rinaldi was named the 2018 Woman of the Year by the Greater New York Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale and received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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  1. Dear Cathrine Rhinaldi, Hi My Name is Brandon James Tate, My Address is 15 Copper Beech Circle White Plains New York 10605, My Email is [email protected], I was born on November 25th 1996, which is My Birthday, My Phone is (914) 761-4953, My Mobile is (914) 612-3867, I’m writing a letter about the MTA Long Island Rail Road is ordering the 202 2017-2022 Kawasaki Heavy Industries M-9 Electric Multiple Units Fleet Numbers 9001-9202, which it started to be delivered since in June 2018 for the Babylon Branch, City Terminal Zone Branch, Far Rockaway Branch Hempstead Branch, Long Beach Branch, Port Jefferson Branch, Port Washington Branch, and the West Hempstead Branch, which it’s going to be completely finish delivered by September 2023, which is replacing the 174 1984-1986 Budd Company M-3 Electric Multiple Units Fleet Numbers 9771-9890, 9893-9946, which I can’t wait and I’m getting anxious for it to be scrapped, retired, and gone by August 2024 on the Babylon Branch, City Terminal Zone Branch, Far Rockaway Branch, Hempstead Branch, Long Beach Branch, Port Jefferson Branch, Port Washington Branch, and the West Hempstead Branch because is showing its age, there approaching the end of there useful life, it’s starting to get weak, worn out, outdated, dingy, faded, rotten, washed out, it’s getting to be frustrating to me, I’m starting to get sick and tired of them now, there’s no used for it anymore, it’s smelly and I also disliked them as well which they look ugly, messy, filthy, nasty, there in worst condition, and it has no data at all plus it’s becoming ridiculous, sucks, and
    the seats is, unacceptable, uncomfortable, or unreliable for riders, and more since the East Side Access is open for the public which is the Grand Central Madison on Wednesday January 25th 2023, the MTA Long Island Rail Road is also ordering the 214 2022-2027 Kawasaki Heavy Industries M-9A Electric Multiple Units Fleet Numbers 9203-9416, for the Babylon Branch, City Terminal Zone Branch, Far Rockaway Branch, Hempstead Branch, Long Beach Branch, Port Jefferson Branch, Port Washington Branch, and the West Hempstead Branch which they going to use it for the East Side Access and for Grand Central Madison which it needs to be delivered from November 2023 through February 2027, and the MTA Metro-North Railroad also needs to start ordering the 188 2023-2025 Kawasaki Heavy Industries M-9A Electric Multiple Units Fleet Numbers 5000-5187, for the Harlem Line, and the Hudson Line, which it needs to be delivered starting from December 2023 and it’s going to be completed through March 2025, to replace the 142 1985-1986 Budd Company M-3A Electric Multiple Units Fleet Numbers 8000-8141, which I can’t wait and I’m getting to be anxious for it to be scrapped, retired and gone by September 2025, on the Harlem Line and the Hudson Line because is showing its age, there approaching the end of their useful life, it’s starting to get weak, worn out, outdated, dingy, faded, rotten, washed out, it’s getting to be frustrating to me, I’m starting to get sick and tired of them now, there’s no used for it anymore, it’s smelly, I also disliked them which they look ugly, filthy, messy, nasty, there in worst condition and it has no data at all, plus it’s ridiculous and sucks the seats is unacceptable, uncomfortable, or unreliable for riders, and more, the MTA Metro-North Railroad is planning to order the 50 2025-2029 Siemens Mobility Charger SC-42DM Dual Mode Locomotives Fleet Numbers 401-450, for the Harlem Line, Hudson Line, Danbury Branch, and the Waterbury Branch, 40 for the MTA Metro North Railroad Fleet Numbers 401-440, and 10 for the MTA Connecticut Department of Transportation Fleet Numbers 441-450, which is going to replace the 31 1995-2001 General Electric Genesis P32AC-DM Dual Mode Locomotives Fleet Numbers 201-231 which is going to scrapped, retired, and gone by 2029 on the Harlem Line, Hudson Line, Danbury Branch, and Waterbury Branch, I need to get My complaint and issue to be solved now and respond to me back right away, also write me back as soon as I send the letter to you, plus I’m going to pray to god about all the information that I wrote down and I also need to get My praise answered as soon as possible, I have a feeling that I’ve been driving My parents crazy and nuts plus their last nerves about the new rail cars, day, and night, and it’s time for to start getting any new rail cars by now to be able to phase out the old rail cars which it needs to be scrapped, retired, and gone quickly which is part of the 2020-2024 MTA Capital Program.
    Sincerely,
    Brandon James Tate

  2. Dear Cathrine Rhinaldi, Hi My Name is Brandon James Tate, My Address is 15 Copper Beech Circle White Plains New York 10605, My Email is [email protected], I was born on November 25th 1996, which is My Birthday, My Phone is (914) 761-4953, My Mobile is (914) 612-3867, I’m writing a letter about the MTA Long Island Rail Road is ordering the 202 2017-2022 Kawasaki Heavy Industries M-9 Electric Multiple Units Fleet Numbers 9001-9202, which it started to be delivered since in June 2018 for the Babylon Branch, City Terminal Zone Branch, Far Rockaway Branch Hempstead Branch, Long Beach Branch, Port Jefferson Branch, Port Washington Branch, and the West Hempstead Branch, which it’s going to be completely finish delivered by September 2023, which is replacing the 174 1984-1986 Budd Company M-3 Electric Multiple Units Fleet Numbers 9771-9890, 9893-9946, which I can’t wait and I’m getting anxious for it to be scrapped, retired, and gone by August 2024 on the Babylon Branch, City Terminal Zone Branch, Far Rockaway Branch, Hempstead Branch, Long Beach Branch, Port Jefferson Branch, Port Washington Branch, and the West Hempstead Branch because is showing its age, there approaching the end of there useful life, it’s starting to get weak, worn out, outdated, dingy, faded, rotten, washed out, it’s getting to be frustrating to me, I’m starting to get sick and tired of them now, there’s no used for it anymore, it’s smelly and I also disliked them as well which they look ugly, messy, filthy, nasty, there in worst condition, and it has no data at all plus it’s becoming ridiculous, sucks, and
    the seats is, unacceptable, uncomfortable, or unreliable for riders, and more since the East Side Access is open for the public which is the Grand Central Madison on Wednesday January 25th 2023, the MTA Long Island Rail Road is also ordering the 214 2022-2027 Kawasaki Heavy Industries M-9A Electric Multiple Units Fleet Numbers 9203-9416, for the Babylon Branch, City Terminal Zone Branch, Far Rockaway Branch, Hempstead Branch, Long Beach Branch, Port Jefferson Branch, Port Washington Branch, and the West Hempstead Branch which they going to use it for the East Side Access and for Grand Central Madison which it needs to be delivered from November 2023 through February 2027, and the MTA Metro-North Railroad also needs to start ordering the 188 2023-2025 Kawasaki Heavy Industries M-9A Electric Multiple Units Fleet Numbers 5000-5187, for the Harlem Line, and the Hudson Line, which it needs to be delivered starting from December 2023 and it’s going to be completed through March 2025, to replace the 142 1985-1986 Budd Company M-3A Electric Multiple Units Fleet Numbers 8000-8141, which I can’t wait and I’m getting to be anxious for it to be scrapped, retired and gone by September 2025, on the Harlem Line and the Hudson Line because is showing its age, there approaching the end of their useful life, it’s starting to get weak, worn out, outdated, dingy, faded, rotten, washed out, it’s getting to be frustrating to me, I’m starting to get sick and tired of them now, there’s no used for it anymore, it’s smelly, I also disliked them which they look ugly, filthy, messy, nasty, there in worst condition and it has no data at all, plus it’s ridiculous and sucks the seats is unacceptable, uncomfortable, or unreliable for riders, and more, the MTA Metro-North Railroad is planning to order the 50 2025-2029 Siemens Mobility Charger SC-42DM Dual Mode Locomotives Fleet Numbers 401-450, for the Harlem Line, Hudson Line, Danbury Branch, and the Waterbury Branch, 40 for the MTA Metro North Railroad Fleet Numbers 401-440, and 10 for the MTA Connecticut Department of Transportation Fleet Numbers 441-450, which is going to replace the 31 1995-2001 General Electric Genesis P32AC-DM Dual Mode Locomotives Fleet Numbers 201-231 which is going to scrapped, retired, and gone by 2029 on the Harlem Line, Hudson Line, Danbury Branch, and Waterbury Branch, I need to get My complaint and issue to be solved now and respond to me back right away, also write me back as soon as I send the letter to you, plus I’m going to pray to god about all the information that I wrote down and I also need to get My praise answered as soon as possible, I have a feeling that I’ve been driving My parents crazy and nuts plus their last nerves about the new rail cars, day, and night, and it’s time for to start getting any new rail cars by now to be able to phase out the old rail cars which it needs to be scrapped, retired, and gone quickly which is part of the 2020-2024 MTA Capital Program.
    Sincerely,
    Brandon James Tate

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