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A conductor checks the platform at the Jamaica station of the Long Island Rail Road, in the Queens borough of New York, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Negotiations aimed at avoiding a walkout at the nation's largest commuter railroad resumed Wednesday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo prodded both sides to find an agreement that would keep 300,000 daily riders from being forced to find alternate ways of getting in and out of New York City.

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A conductor checks the platform at the Jamaica station of the Long Island Rail Road, in the Queens borough of New York, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Negotiations aimed at avoiding a walkout at the nation's largest commuter railroad resumed Wednesday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo prodded both sides to find an agreement that would keep 300,000 daily riders from being forced to find alternate ways of getting in and out of New York City.