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

Alstom supplying core systems for China's driverless metro line

Nanjing Line 7 is a key metro line in Nanjing’s metro network, which includes 27 stations that connect the southwest to the northeast of the city.

Deutsche Bahn resuming delivery of ICE 4 trains

Siemens and Bombardier reached an agreement with officials on a reworking and testing concept for welds that were occasionally not executed properly.

NYC subway on-time performance passes 80% for first time in 6 years

A contributing factor to the reduction in delays has been the significant progress made in reducing track debris fires.

DART, City of Dallas lock down streetcar operation agreement

It outlines responsibilities related to the planning, design, construction, procurement, operations, and maintenance of the system.

Training program brings Chinese railcar expertise to Chicago

This spring, nineteen electrical and sheet metal workers traveled to China for classroom and hands-on training.

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