Letter: LIRR fares lead to driving

A commuter uses a ticket machine at the

A commuter uses a ticket machine at the LIRR station in Valley Stream. Photo Credit: Ed Betz, 2011

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road have achieved the impossible ["LIRR riders face a fare hike," News, Oct. 16]. It soon may be less expensive to drive into Manhattan and pay to park than to take the LIRR-MTA for my family of four. So much for the environment. Congrats, braintrust!

Steve Johnson, Massapequa

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