LIRR Strike looming: what life was like during the 1994 strike

Eyewitness News takes a look back at what life was like during the LIRR strike in 1994 compared to life today in 2014.



Now our mayor in New York City is Bill de Blasio. Back in 1994, our mayor was Rudolph Giuliani.

Believe it or not, the MetroCard is 20 years old! A single ride costs $2.50 in 2014. In 1994, a single ride cost just $1.25.

If LIRR customers are forced to hit the road due to a strike, gas costs an average of $3.48 a gallon so far this year. That's compared to $1.09 a gallon back in 1994.

Mailing a letter costs 49 cents today compared to 39 cents in 1994.

Lastly, when you turn on your TV to watch Eyewitness News at 11, you see our anchor team Bill Ritter and Sade Baderinwa. Back in 1994, the team consisted of the legendary Bill Beutel and Diana Williams. Williams now anchors Eyewitness News at 5 & 5:30 p.m.
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