With Fewer Commuters, LIRR Looks At New Ticket Types

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Long Island Rail Road officials are considering new ticket types to reflect how often passengers travel to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as the LIRR suspended peak fares and many former commuters continue to work from home.

A Metro-North train in Stamford, Connecticut.
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Connecticut lawmakers said the state’s plan for Metro-North’s New Haven line will speed up trains and create jobs. The plan would cost $8 to $10 billion, mostly from federal funding.

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La Pandemia del COVID-19 diezmó el número de pasajeros en el Metro-North Railroad, la principal arteria de Connecticut hacia la ciudad de New York — lo que provocó numerosos recortes en el servicio. Los pasajeros todavía no han regresado del todo. Algunos expertos están utilizando la crisis para buscar formas de cómo reformular el transporte en el estado.

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The COVID-19 pandemic decimated ridership on Metro-North Railroad, Connecticut’s main artery to New York City — leading to extensive service cuts. Riders still haven’t fully come back. Some experts are using the crisis to look for ways to rethink transportation in the state.

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Ridership on public transportation plunged to new lows during the pandemic.  Now that Connecticut and New York are fully re-opening, will people go back to using buses and trains in the same numbers? Some experts say don’t count on it. This week on The Full Story we explore how the pandemic transformed public transportation in our region and what plans are in play to expand and improve the systems we use to get around.