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Cheaper Commutes Could Help Citi Bikes go All-City

Rep. Crowley pushes for pre-tax commuter benefits for bike share users.

Rep. Joe Crowley thinks he has a way to get Citi Bike to expand into part of his central Queens district.  He's introducing a bill in the House to make bike share riders eligible for pre-tax commuter benefits.  It would effectively lower the price of a Citi Bike yearly pass - and then, Crowley thinks, supply and demand would take hold.

LIRR Strike Averted

LIRR riders can commute normally n Monday

A tentative deal was reached Thursday that averts a strike by workers at the nation's largest commuter railroad, a top union negotiator said.

 Anthony Simon told The Associated Press about the tentative agreement with the Long Island Rail Road.