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MTA, LIRR offer express service to LaGuardia from Long Island

LaGuardia Airport-bound passengers from Long Island, N.Y., now can get there without a car for the first time thanks to a new service available through MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and bus service.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate a new Q70 Limited bus service along a specially designed route from LIRR's Woodside Station to LaGuardia. The service will transport riders to the airport in 10 to 12 minutes for a $2.50 fare, LIRR officials said in a press release.

Woodward is a regular stop for many LIRR trains. Riders also can change trains at Jamaica Station to access Woodside.

"This new service is a great example of how the MTA network uses buses, railroads and the subway system to serve our customers' needs," said MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Prendergast.

With the new LaGuardia connection, LIRR now can transport Long Islanders to all four of the New York City area's major airports via mass transit.

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