The agreement reached between the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will not result in a fare increase, officials said.
(AP) — Unions and managers of the nation’s largest commuter railroad on Thursday reached a tentative contract agreement, averting a weekend strike that stood to inconvenience hundreds of thousands of riders.
Eight unions representing 5,400 Long Island Rail Road workers had threatened to walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Sunday unless an agreement was reached. The workers had been seeking a new deal since 2010.
Officials said the agreement will not require an increase in fares.