MTA officials and LIRR unions came to a tentative agreement Thursday, avoiding a workers’ strike which would have stranded 300,000 commuters daily.
Not only will 300,000 riders be denied LIRR service in the event of a strike, but the work stoppage could cost up to $50 million each day in economic activity, New York State Comptroller Thomas Di Napoli said Tuesday.
Talks once again broke down between the MTA and LIRR union officials on Monday, and with no further negotiations scheduled, the looming strike will occur, according to union officials.
As contract negotiations continue to stall and the impending LIRR strike draws closer each day, the MTA released its contingency plan Friday to address the 300,000 riders that would be stranded daily with the loss of train service.
The potential for a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) strike is moving full steam ahead as talks over wages between the eight unions representing workers and MTA officials continue to stall, and Congress said it won’t intervene.
Queens commuters will soon be able to track when the next bus will arrive.
An important transit option for Queens and Brooklyn, local politicians are calling for the MTA to review the “G” line and its numerous service issues. The train, which travels from Long Island City to Kensington, Brooklyn, and is the only subway line that doesn’t go through Manhattan, was extended recently to Church Avenue. But that [...]