NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you’re going to the beach this summer, the MTA wants you to take the train.
All state beaches reopen to 100% capacity by July 4, and at Jones Beach on Long Island, there will be fireworks to enjoy.READ MORE: NYPD Lieutenant Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
To make it easier, the MTA is offering discounted beach packages to encourage people to take the train.READ MORE: Justice Department Says Russians Hacked Federal Prosecutors
“Any day at Jones Beach is a fantastic day. It’s one of the best New York state parks on Long Island. We’re proud that we’re helping to rebuild New York’s economy and provide our customers the opportunity to have some fun in the sun while we’re at it,” LIRR President Phil Eng said.MORE NEWS: Police: Woman, 61, Killed In West Islip House Fire
The MTA says there’s been a recent increase in ridership throughout the system.