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LIRR Expansion Project

Historic LIRR investment seeks to ease riders’ woes

By | Double Track, East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project, Moynihan Train Hall, New M9 Rail Cars, Positive Train Control

Billions of dollars in infrastructure investments being made now on the LIRR could transform how Long Islanders live and commute within the next five years, experts said. From new trains to new stations to new tracks, several big-ticket improvements long debated for the Long Island Rail Road are now approved,…

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RXR CEO: Rail projects ‘game changers’ for LI, which has lagged as NYC grew

By | Double Track, East Side Access, LIRR Expansion Project

Long Island has been “left behind” as New York City’s economy has surged, but the $11.2 billion effort linking the LIRR to Grand Central Terminal and other rail projects will be “game changers” for the region, RXR Realty’s Scott Rechler told a gathering of real estate executives Wednesday morning. The…

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Reversing The Brain Drain

By | Baldwin Station, Bayside Station, Bellmore Station, Brentwood Station, Carle Place Station, Deer Park Station, Double Track, East Hampton Station, East Yaphank Station, Farmingdale Station, Floral Park Station, Flushing Main Street Station, Great Neck Station, Hicksville Station, In the News, LIRR Expansion Project, Merillon Avenue Station, Merrick Station, Mets-Willets Point Station, Mineola Station, Murray Hill Station, New Hyde Park Station, Northport Station, Nostrand Avenue Station, Port Jefferson Station, Ronkonkoma Station, Stewart Manor Station, Stony Brook Station, Syosset Station, Valley Stream Station, Wantagh Station, Westbury Station, Wyandanch Station

Long Island is in the midst of historic change. For years, as other regions invested in areas like quality, affordable rental housing, mixed-use development, and public transit, LI was content with the status quo.

We sat silent as we watched droves of young people — educated in our outstanding public schools at significant expense — leave home and help create economic growth in other regions of our country.

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MTA Board Approves Contract for Transformative LIRR Modernization

By | Accabonac Road Bridge and North Main Street Bridge, Baldwin Station, Bayside Station, Bellmore Station, Bellmore Substation, Brentwood Station, Buckram Road Bridge, Carle Place Station, Carle Place Substation, Cherry Lane Bridge, Cherry Valley Road Bridge, Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, Deer Park Station, Double Track, East Hampton Station, East Side Access, East Yaphank Station, Farmingdale Station, Floral Park Parking Re-Surfacing, Floral Park Station, Floral Park Substation, Flushing Main Street Bridge, Flushing Main Street Station, Glen Cove Bridge, Great Neck Station, Hicksville Parking, Hicksville Station, Hicksville Substation, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project, Lynbrook Viaduct, Main Street Grade Crossing, Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, Meadowbrook Substation, Merillon Avenue Station, Merillon Avenue Substation, Merrick Station, Mid-Suffolk Train Storage Yard, Mineola Harrison Avenue Parking Structure, Mineola Main Street Parking, Mineola Second Street Parking, Mineola Station, Mineola Substation, Morris Park Diesel Locomotive Shop, Moynihan Train Hall, Murray Hill Station, Murray Hill Substation, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station, New Cassel Substation, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Surface Lot, New Hyde Park Station, New Hyde Park Substation, New M9 Rail Cars, Northport Station, Nostrand Avenue Station, Ocean Avenue Substation, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, Port Jefferson Station, Port Washington Substation, Positive Train Control, Post Avenue Bridge, Press Release, Project Update, Rockville Centre Viaduct, Ronkonkoma Station, Rosedale Substation, Sandy Substation Restoration, School Street Grade Crossing, South 12th Street Grade Crossing, South Tyson Avenue Bridge, Springfield Boulevard Bridge, Stewart Manor Station, Stony Brook Station, Syosset Station, Tanners Pond/Denton Avenue Bridge, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing, Valley Stream Station, Wantagh Station, Webster Avenue Bridge, Westbury North Parking Structure, Westbury South Parking Structure and LIRR Lot Development, Westbury Station, Westbury Substation, Willis Avenue Grade Crossing, Wreck Lead Bridge, Wyandanch Station
Historic Project Will Improve Railroad Infrastructure, Eliminate Seven Street-Level Railroad Crossings, Improve Railroad Bridges, Add Third Track to Busiest LIRR Corridor The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board on Wednesday approved a design-build contract with 3rd Track Constructors (3TC), to complete the design and construction of the crucial Long Island Rail Road...
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Westbury’s Post Avenue Bridge Replacement completed ahead of schedule on the weekend of October 21-22, 2017

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Post Avenue Bridge, Press Release, Project Update
On the weekend of October 21-22, the Long Island Rail Road replaced the 103-year-old bridge that carries the Main Line over Post Avenue in Westbury. The new bridge has a bay for the LIRR's future third track, making the project the first Main Line Expansion-related initiative to be completed since...
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Governor Cuomo Announces Historic $5.6 Billion Transformation of the Long Island Rail Road

By | Accabonac Road Bridge and North Main Street Bridge, Baldwin Station, Bayside Station, Bellmore Station, Bellmore Substation, Brentwood Station, Buckram Road Bridge, Carle Place Station, Carle Place Substation, Cherry Lane Bridge, Cherry Valley Road Bridge, Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, Deer Park Station, Double Track, East Hampton Station, East Side Access, East Yaphank Station, Farmingdale Station, Floral Park Parking Re-Surfacing, Floral Park Station, Floral Park Substation, Flushing Main Street Bridge, Flushing Main Street Station, Glen Cove Bridge, Great Neck Station, Hicksville Parking, Hicksville Station, Hicksville Substation, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project, Lynbrook Viaduct, Main Street Grade Crossing, Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, Meadowbrook Substation, Merillon Avenue Station, Merillon Avenue Substation, Merrick Station, Mets-Willets Point Station, Mid-Suffolk Train Storage Yard, Mineola Harrison Avenue Parking Structure, Mineola Main Street Parking, Mineola Second Street Parking, Mineola Station, Mineola Substation, Morris Park Diesel Locomotive Shop, Moynihan Train Hall, Murray Hill Station, Murray Hill Substation, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station, New Cassel Substation, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Surface Lot, New Hyde Park Station, New Hyde Park Substation, New M9 Rail Cars, Northport Station, Nostrand Avenue Station, Ocean Avenue Substation, Plainfield Avenue Bridge, Port Jefferson Station, Port Washington Substation, Positive Train Control, Post Avenue Bridge, Rockville Centre Viaduct, Ronkonkoma Station, Rosedale Substation, Sandy Substation Restoration, School Street Grade Crossing, South 12th Street Grade Crossing, South Tyson Avenue Bridge, Springfield Boulevard Bridge, Stewart Manor Station, Stony Brook Station, Syosset Station, Tanners Pond/Denton Avenue Bridge, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing, Valley Stream Station, Wantagh Station, Webster Avenue Bridge, Westbury North Parking Structure, Westbury South Parking Structure and LIRR Lot Development, Westbury Station, Westbury Substation, Willis Avenue Grade Crossing, Wreck Lead Bridge, Wyandanch Station

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a historic $5.6 billion transformation of the Long Island Rail Road to strengthen the region’s transportation infrastructure and usher in a new era of economic growth. After 70 years of stagnation, all 100 transformative LIRR capital projects are moving forward, including the Main Line…

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MTA Board Members Vote to Accept and Conclude Year-Long Environmental Study for LIRR Expansion Project

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Press Release

Board Approval Advances Major Project to Expand and Improve LIRR; Project Will Add Third Track to Bottlenecked Main Line & Eliminate 7 Street-Level Train Crossings – Adding Trains, Reducing Delays & Crowding, Reducing Traffic Jams, Improving Safety, and Decreasing Noise and Air Pollution   The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board voted…

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