More Calls For MTA, LIRR To Restore Service Cuts ASAP

Commuters have been complaining about crowded trains with little social distancing since service reductions took effect Monday.

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- A lot more calls today for the MTA and Long Island railroad to restore service cuts as quickly as possible. Commuters have been complaining about crowded trains and little social distancing since service reductions took effect just on Monday.

The MTA cited reduced ridership and infrastructure work. While the transportation authority is set to reverse the cuts on March 29, the elected officials and union leaders say the change needs to happen now.

LAURA CURRAN: Things are going in the right direction. We want to encourage confidence, we want to encourage ridership, and we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to get society up and running again.

ANTHONY SIMON: It's unsafe, it's unfair, and it's not right for the riders.

- For now, the MTA has added nine additional trains during peak hours and extended routes.