LIRR president: Increases in crime on trains mostly petty larceny, robbery
There are some concerns for riders on the Long Island Rail Road over an uptick in crime.
Catherine Rinaldi, interim president of the LIRR, says most of the crimes include petty larceny and robberies.
She says they are partnering with the MTA police to have visible police presence on board and at the railroad stations.
"Security obviously is a big issue. We hear a lot about it on the subways," Rinaldi says. "We're doing our best to encourage people to come back, and if there's some sort of perception that conditions aren't safe, obviously that's something we need to take very seriously."
Rinaldi says that LIRR ridership is only at about 60% of what it was pre-pandemic.