MTA Extends Ticket Validity Window On LIRR, Metro-North
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Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North riders can worry less about when their tickets will expire.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has decided to extend the validity of one-way and round-trip tickets from two weeks to two months.
Ten-trip tickets will last for six months.
The agency cut validity windows in 2010 to cut losses from uncollected tickets but agreed to the change following complaints from customers.
Agency officials anticipate an annual loss of about $6 million.
The change takes effect September 4.