MTA approves fare discounts for LIRR riders

The MTA board voted Wednesday to approve new discount fares for LIRR riders.
The agency says since the pandemic, ridership is down by almost half of what it was in 2019 with more people working from home.
Agency officials hope the discounted program will bring commuters back.
The discounted pilot program, set to launch in March, would give riders a 10% discount on monthly tickets, 20% off a new 20-trip tickets and a flat $5 fare on all weekday trips within New York City.
The pilot program will begin March 1 and last for at least four months, but it could be extended or made permanent.