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Negotiators return Thursday for more face-to-face LIRR contract talks

Posted: 11:30 PM, Jul 16, 2014
Updated: 2014-07-16 23:39:04-04

A new LIRR contract could be in the works as both sides break until Thursday morning.

On Wednesday morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo described his outlook as "cautiously optimistic."

After more than 5 hours of negotiations inside the midtown law offices of the MTA's outside counsel, leaders from both sides emerged with an optimistic tone. Nick Powell with "City & State" spoke to PIX11's Greg Mocker during the newscast.

Although they have not agreed on terms and would not comment on specifics, the MTA and LIRR worker representatives say they will be back for face to face meetings Thursday morning.

They plan to review proposals and crunch the numbers Wednesday evening.