MTA: LIRR deal will not affect train fares

MTA President Thomas Prendergast says the deal puts

MTA President Thomas Prendergast says the deal puts "no additional pressure" on train fares. (July 17, 2014 7:38 PM)

Long Island Rail Road commuters are being reassured that their train fares will not be affected by the agreement reached by the MTA and employee unions.

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast says the deal puts "no additional pressure" on train fares. The MTA and LIRR employee unions agreed on a 17 percent raise for employees, but commuters will not be paying for it.

The 17 percent raise was...

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