Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently voted in favor of legislation which would help make the MTA more accountable and transparent to Long Islanders by requiring it to undergo an independent forensic audit.
Following a number of significant LIRR service disruptions and cancellations caused by Amtrak maintenance, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today called on the MTA to explore a takeover of maintaining the rails in and out of Penn Station and the East River tunnels.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (R-Massapequa) today urged commuters at the Massapequa Park Train Station to join them in fighting the MTA’s proposed LIRR fare hike.
On the second-to-last day of a year that included some of the deepest service cuts and worst disruptions in the 176-year history of the Long Island Rail Road, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thursday enacted its plan to increase fare revenue by 7.5 percent overall.
“Once again, the MTA Board is steering New York State in the wrong direction by asking Long Islanders to pay more, this time by raising cash tolls on major bridges and tunnels from $5.50 to $6.50 and increasing the E-Z Pass toll by 5 percent. Both residents and businesses will again realize the negative impact of these increases.
"I am extremely disappointed that, for the third time in four years, the MTA Board has again voted to raise fares, with LIRR riders facing an fare increase of up to 9.4%. Once again, Long Islanders are being treated like an ATM for the MTA.