Riders brace for worst as LIRR talks derail

Long Island Rail Road riders are bracing for

Long Island Rail Road riders are bracing for the worst after negotiations broke down Monday between the MTA and the LIRR unions. (July 14, 2014 6:05 PM)

Long Island Rail Road riders are bracing for the worst after negotiations broke down Monday between the MTA and the LIRR unions.

The MTA is warning riders to prepare for a strike, which would take effect at midnight Sunday, but could begin impacting service sooner as the railroad secures equipment.

The looming strike would snarl the commute for about 300,000 daily riders. The MTA on...

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