Freedom Ticket: “There’s no way it’s dead”!


The NYCTRC’s Freedom Ticket pilot program is still in the works! We were told last summer’s Penn Station repairs would delay the implementation until 2017. We’ve now been told that the additional Amtrak  repairs will continue through spring 2018. This work requires a reduction in LIRR service, causing the MTA to have capacity concerns as riders switch to Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal. Our dialogue with the MTA continues to encourage them to implement Freedom Ticket at the earliest possible date. NYCTRC Chair Andrew Albert had this to say, “We are not relaxing [advocating for]it,… [T]here’s no way it’s dead.”

Read full amNY article here: Freedom Ticket program for LIRR, subway and bus riders still in the works — but no launch in sight

Visit Freedom Ticket website here: Freedom Ticket Implementation Update