Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Long Island Rail Road: Low Ridership Trains (Follow-Up Review)

In our prior audit report 94-S-67, we determined that many trains carrying ten or fewer passengers are operated by the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). We estimated that, during the year we reviewed, the cost of operating these trains exceeded the revenue generated by the trains by about $941,000. We recommended that LIRR officials consider revisions to the train schedule that reduce such inefficiencies without compromising service. In our follow-up review, we found that LIRR officials are in the process of implementing our recommendation.

For a complete copy of Report 97-F-13 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.