Commuters relieved at deal reached between LIRR and MTA

People are expressing relief that a deal has been reached between Long Island Rail Road unions and the MTA. Commuters have been wondering what they

People are expressing relief that a deal has

People are expressing relief that a deal has been reached between Long Island Rail Road unions and the MTA. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

RONKONKOMA - People are expressing relief that a deal has been reached between Long Island Rail Road unions and the MTA.

Commuters have been wondering what they were going to do to get to and from work amid the possibility of a Long Island Rail Road strike.

They say their lives would have been made a lot more difficult if they had to find alternative means of transportation to get to work. Others say they were worried that a strike would hurt Long Island's economy.

An official agreement was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast and union representative Anthony Simon this afternoon. Both sides described the agreement as fair.

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