Rail

N.Y. MTA expands validity of commuter passes

Posted on July 23, 2012

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is set to extend the validity of one-way and round-trip tickets on its commuter railroads — Metro-North Railroad (MNR) and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) — from two weeks to two months. The refund period for those tickets is being extended from one month to two months. Ten-trip tickets will remain valid for six months. The period during which a 10-trip ticket is refundable is being lengthened to match its validity.

A $10 refund processing fee will remain in effect to recoup some of the administrative expenses of issuing and mailing checks.

The MTA anticipates that this change in the validity period will mean an annual loss of about $6 million in revenue to MNR and the LIRR.

In December 2010 the MTA abbreviated the validity periods to reduce revenue loss from uncollected tickets and imposed a refund fee of $10 to partially cover the actual cost of processing the refund.

These policies generated numerous complaints from customers and elected officials. In response, the MTA has agreed to increase the validity on one-way and round-trip tickets.

These changes were presented to committees of the MTA board and take effect Sept. 4, 2012.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Japanese rail line apologizes for train leaving early

In the statement, the company noted that it hadn't actually received any complaints regarding the incident.

Feds find ignored safety procedures, fractured safety program led to Amtrak derailment

The train engineer saw equipment and people working on and near track 3 and initiated emergency braking that slowed the train from 106 mph to approximately 99 mph at the time of impact.

Amtrak continues next phase of Penn Station infrastructure work

The railroad is working with NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road on an overall service plan that minimizes the impact to all New York Penn Station customers to the greatest extent possible.

Alstom to deliver 27 'Jazz' trains to Trenitalia

The delivery is part of an order worth about $198 million.

Commuter rail station named Colo. APWA 'Project of the Year'

It shares signature elements with other Eagle P3 commuter rail stations, such as its glass-and-steel elevator, but custom components make it unique among all other stations — such as its 24 by 14 foot pedestrian underpass.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close