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Old 02-27-2020, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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https://qns.com/story/2020/02/27/mta...-far-rockaway/

The MTA is expanding a deal to its commuter rail riders who use the Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North to travel within city limits.

The pilot program would provide a 10 percent discount on daily LIRR tickets and a 20 percent discount on monthly LIRR tickets beginning May 1 for every Queens LIRR station except Far Rockaway.

“Once again, the Long Island Rail Road fails to acknowledge that far Rockaway is in Queens,” Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato said.
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Old 02-27-2020, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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How does the MTA always manage to screw up everything it gets its hands on?
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:48 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Far Rockaway is an outlier. The line goes from Jamaica, down through the five towns of Nassau, and re-enters queens for under a mile, terminating at far Rockaway. It would not make a ton of sense , compared to the other stations in the Atlantic Ticket program, to have the end of the line station be $5 and the others be over $12 at peak.

The other participating stations are low-volume intermediate stops and it makes more sense.

Note also that the queens stations of the main line and port Washington line are not included. It's not simply that the MTA forgot FR was in Nyc
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Far Rockaway is an outlier. The line goes from Jamaica, down through the five towns of Nassau, and re-enters queens for under a mile, terminating at far Rockaway. It would not make a ton of sense , compared to the other stations in the Atlantic Ticket program, to have the end of the line station be $5 and the others be over $12 at peak.

The other participating stations are low-volume intermediate stops and it makes more sense.

Note also that the queens stations of the main line and port Washington line are not included. It's not simply that the MTA forgot FR was in Nyc
Of course it all makes no sense to begin with. LIRR should've been integrated with NYC Subway, like in any non-moronic city, so you wouldn't have these wacky pricing differences. And there should be no trains terminating in... Manhattan. *yey lets cramp train terminals on the most expensive land on Earth whatcouldgowrong*
NY MTA should be a case study in textbooks about the worst ways to run a transportation system.
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:41 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Of course it all makes no sense to begin with. LIRR should've been integrated with NYC Subway, like in any non-moronic city, so you wouldn't have these wacky pricing differences. And there should be no trains terminating in... Manhattan. *yey lets cramp train terminals on the most expensive land on Earth whatcouldgowrong*
NY MTA should be a case study in textbooks about the worst ways to run a transportation system.
Some of the shorter lines that terminate in Nassau and far Rockaway should be more like subways, I agree. However the train terminal was there long before the MTA existed
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