The report addresses the Council’s concern that the frequency and intensity of service diversions have increased, putting more stress on riders and increasing the importance of good communication across all channels.
On Thursday, July 17 Governor Cuomo announced agreement between the MTA and labor unions representing LIRR workers. In the months before the deadline, the LIRR Commuter Council worked to ensure riders would have real options and meaningful service information. Ultimately, as the LIRRCC called for, the MTA provided a one-stop site to inform riders. See the LIRRCC's statement on the settlement here.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) has announced a public comment period for a proposed amendment to the Federal FY 2014-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The public comment period continues through 4 pm Wednesday July 30. Included is a change to the LIRR Elevator Replacement program. See http://www.nymtc.org/abouttip-down.cfm for details.
The Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council (LIRRCC) has called on the State to establish an information clearinghouse to keep Long Islanders up to date if there is an LIRR strike. The LIRRCC also calls on the State to coordinate the actions of local governments with regard to a possible LIRR strike. Read the press release here.
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