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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:30 AM

NY: Cost of Long Island Railroad Ticket Could Rise 15 Percent


Newsday, via MassTransitMag:



The cost of a Long Island Rail Road ticket will go up by as much as 15 percent in March if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approves a fare hike plan released Thursday.

But the proposal includes new incentives for LIRR customers, such as discounts for military personnel and expanding the Family Fare program.

Under the plan, train ticket prices will rise between 7.1 percent and 15.3 percent, depending on the ticket type and distance traveled. The increase on each individual LIRR ride would be limited to 75 cents.

The most expensive Long Island Rail Road ticket will be a monthly pass in Zone 14, which includes stations in eastern Suffolk County, that will go to $446 from $429. Hicksville commuters will pay $22 more for a monthly ticket, and Great Neck commuters will pay $19 more. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/10842589/ny-cost-of-lirr-ticket-could-rise-15-percent



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