Report: LIRR 2017 operating expenses surpassed Metro-North

<p>The report says the LIRR&rsquo;s operating expenses reached nearly $1.5 billion 2017.</p>

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2018, 9:32 AM

Updated 2,226 days ago


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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