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Bus service from the Long Island Rail Road to Jones Beach will be restored starting Thursday.  

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $200,000 in funds to bring back the Nassau Inter County Express, or NICE, bus service between the Freeport LIRR station and the beach.

Nassau County was forced to cut back on service to the beach at the end of June because of its budget difficulties.

The new funding is the result of negotiations between the state Parks Department, the Department of Transportation, the Empire State Development Corporation, and Nassau County.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency for the MTA. This allows the agency to speed up improvements on the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North, and the New York City Subways.

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The Long Island Rail Road will give fare reductions of up to 25 percent to commuters who travel to Brooklyn or Queens instead of Penn Station during this summer’s track work at Penn.

Empire State Development

Long Island commuters were surprised Thursday morning by the opening of a new concourse at Penn Station.

Long Island Town Upset With MTA Ferry Service Plan

Jun 14, 2017
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The Long Island Village of Sea Cliff has voiced opposition and concern with the MTA’s planned ferry service between Glen Cove and Manhattan. The ferry is meant to ease stress on the Long Island Rail Road during scheduled Penn Station repairs.