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Freedom Ticket: It’s coming!!

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota expects the Freedom Ticket pilot program to happen this year – sooner than later! The plan will allow riders to transfer between Long Island Rail Road and NYC Transit’s subways and buses.

Freedom Ticket was supposed to launch this last fall, but was put on the back burner to accommodate much needed Amtrak work at Penn Station and the Subway Action Plan.

“I fully expect it to happen this year,” Lhota told state lawmakers in Albany while testifying on the MTA’s budget Thursday, regarding the pilot. “When I say this year don’t think about it as the end of the year. It can happen relatively soon.”

Read full amNY article here:

MTA subway and LIRR Freedom Ticket is coming in 2018: Lhota

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MTA Chairman Says Pilot Program Transit Pass For LIRR, Subway & Bus Riders Coming Soon

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