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MTA head says LIRR service improvements are underway, but is enough being done?

The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority spoke at a meeting of the Long Island Association in Melville on Thursday. 

Thomas Prendergast said the MTA would seek to improve the quality and level of service on the Long Island Rail Road, according to a Newsday report

Prendergast said the MTA's current focus on Long Island was the installation of digital information signs at LIRR stations, possible "pocket tracks" at some stations to boost capacity and the Double Track project underway to build a second track between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale, Newsday reported. 

The MTA announced earlier this week that planned fare hikes of 7.5 percent in 2015 and 2017 were being rolled back to 4 percent. 

Are you satisfied with the MTA's plans for improving LIRR service? What more should be done to make riding the train a more pleasant experience? Share your thoughts in the comments section below or on our new Road Rage blog here


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