This Week's Glocal Qustion: How did the MTA handle this week's commute after a fire at Jamaica proceeded to alter LIRR schedules on almost every branch?
"It's a week later and they should have had the whole thing fixed by now, but overall it seems they are handling it pretty well," said Jasmin Curth, 31.
"My experience was good. I went from the Deer Park station and the train was on time and we got to the city on time," said Mark Leary, 51.
"Wednesday was a nightmare for me. From 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. I was trying to get home from Mineola [via bus]. As much as ticket prices are, they could do better," said Robert Sharp, 27.
"I went to their website, saw what trains were cancelled and caught my regular 6:47 a.m. train on time with no problems into Hunterspoint. You pay $300 or more for a monthly ticket and you don't want your train to be even five minutes late, but in the real world that's not practical," said Steve Johnston, 54.