What else is new. Even in a good economy the MTA finds ways to bleed it’s riders. A bad economy just gives the MTA a better excuse.
Today’s Newsday reports that the MTA will make service cuts including no weekend service to Freeport this summer. Freeport is one of the main branches that brings LIRR riders to Jones Beach (train to bus.) Does that mean more beachgoers will end up coming to Long Beach? Well not so fast.
Also from the article:
Long Beach, Far Rockaway and Hempstead branches: One of two tracks between Valley Stream and Island Park on the Long Beach Branch will be out of service midday weekdays for a track-tie replacement program. Six eastbound midday Long Beach Branch trains will depart 26 minutes later, eight eastbound Far Rockaway Branch trains will depart up to 31 minutes later and seven Hempstead Branch trains (connecting at Jamaica) will depart up to 30 minutes later.
According to the article, the new schedule beings this Monday.