LIRR’s Atlantic Ticket would slash prices for 10 Brooklyn and Queens stations

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The MTA board will vote on a proposed pilot program Wednesday that would dramatically reduce LIRR ticket prices for 10 stations in Brooklyn and Queens, including Atlantic Terminal. Photo Credit: The MTA board will vote on a proposed pilot program Wednesday that would dramatically reduce LIRR ticket prices for 10 stations in Brooklyn and Queens, including Atlantic Terminal.

The MTA is making Long Island Rail Road service more affordable for residents in some of the city’s worst transit deserts.

In June, the authority plans to launch the Atlantic Ticket — a half-off transit pass to Atlantic Terminal for riders at nine other LIRR stations located in Queens in Brooklyn. The idea is that the selected stations are located in neighborhoods poorly served by the subway, and the current cost of LIRR tickets discourages riders from using the railroad on a daily basis.

“[The pilot] will have an…

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4 Subway Lines Will Get More Trains To Cut Wait Times

It is about time!

Penney Vanderbilt and KC Jones: All About Railroads

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The MTA plans to run 16 additional trains around the weekday rush hours starting in November.

NEW YORK, NY — The MTA plans to run 16 extra trains on four subway lines starting this fall to reduce wait times and crowding. The A, D, E and F lines will see additional trains running just before and after the typical weekday rush hours starting in November, the transportation authority announced Monday.

Seven bus lines in Queens will also see additional weekend service starting in July as officials adjust to changes in ridership and demand in the city’s transit system, the MTA said.

“We’re thrilled to add some additional service for subway and bus riders, and much bigger improvements are on the horizon,” Andy Byford, the president of New York City Transit, said in a statement.

The extra subway trips will run in the late morning, mid-afternoon and late evening, hours…

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