Report: LIRR 2017 operating expenses surpassed Metro-North

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A new budget report has revealed that the LIRR was more expensive to run last year than Metro North.

The finding is from a report by the non-profit group “Citizens Budget Commission.”

The report says the LIRR’s operating expenses reached nearly $1.5 billion 2017.

That number is 11 percent more than Metro North.

The LIRR's labor and overtime expenses were also greater, even though the railroad employed fewer workers.

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