The official Metropolitan Transit Authority website posts an updated schedule of the Long Island Rail Road service, which is regularly maintained and kept relevant. It informs passengers about train arrival times at a given station and allows them to look ahead at schedules for the coming days, distinguishing between weekdays, weekends and holidays.
The website also hosts several internal practices sections, such as a transparency page where the LIRR discusses its decisions and practices. This allows citizens to be fully cognizant of the state of upkeep on the rail line, the budgetary concerns and decisions of the various directory organizations within the MTA and other matters.
The site provides detailed information about fares and tolls while also hosting links to schedules for the bridge and tunnel, subway and bus routes. People have access to information about what their commute will cost and any other available options.
In addition to schedules, the MTA also hosts maps that detail the physical space its routes cross and connect. This provides a reference for commuters whose destinations are not immediately on the line, but which could be accessed from various stations, letting them plan their traveling itinerary with greater accuracy and directness of purpose.