Charles Schumer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats.
This summer, Amtrak will close some tracks at Penn to make emergency repairs on tracks and switches.
Cuomo made his suggestion, during a news conference at Penn Station, the head of.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Suffolk County board member later suggested such a discount could be up to 15%.
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In response, Amtrak told CBS2 the LIRR withholding such investments will only mean less work accomplished, and more delay and impacts for riders. The larger project involves redeveloping the historic Farley Post Office into the 255,000-square-foot Moynihan Train Hall to serve passengers on Amtrak and LIRR trains. The majority of its members are appointed by the governor. The new West End concourse increases passenger circulation and streamlines train operations by doubling the length and width of the original concourse, providing new stairways connecting with nine of Penn Station's eleven train platforms, and adding an additional passenger elevator on each platform for comfort and increased ADA accessibility.
Long Island Railroad customers expected to suffer during this summer's impending Penn Station Commute Of Doom will get at least a small concession over the next few months-the MTA announced today it will likely grant a fare decrease for some commuters. "The state-of-the-art-infrastructure, technology upgrades, and wayfinding improvements of the expanded West End concourse will provide immediate relief for passengers enduring increasing congestion and overcrowding in Penn Station and help New Yorkers get to where they need to go better and faster", Cuomo said.
With Amtrak projecting six weeks or more of limited service and other disruptions, some quarters are already predicting the "summer of hell" for LIRR commuters.