LI commuters breathe short sigh of relief as MTA strike deadline passes

Long Island commuters are breathing a short sigh of relief Friday after the Transport Workers Union (TWU) decided to move forward with only a partial strike. After failing to reach an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the union called a partial strike against two private bus lines that are in the process of being taken over by the MTA. If a deal cannot be reached by 12:01 a.m. Tuesday the strike will be extended to subways.Some commuters at the Ronkonkoma train station say they havent dodged the bullet yet, while others believe the TWU and MTA will reach a deal before the deadline.Related Article Transit Strike Information for LI

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