Long Island prepares for an LIRR strike

LIRR riders board a train during rush hour

LIRR riders board a train during rush hour at Penn Station on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The MTA and the LIRR unions are preparing for a strike that could begin at 12:01 a.m. on July 20. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

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People across Long Island had been preparing for an LIRR strike after negotiations between the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority collapsed. But the sides came to a deal on Thursday, July 17, 2014, averting the work stoppage.

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