LIRR Expansion Project Receives 2019 Vision Long Island Smart Growth Award for Transportation

Phil Eng Wins Vision LI Award - 06-26-19Earlier this month, Vision Long Island presented its 2019 Smart Growth Award in Transportation to LIRR President Phil Eng for the LIRR Expansion Project, which is adding a much-needed third track to a 9.8-mile corridor between Floral Park and Hicksville.

Vision Long Island is a Smart Growth planning organization curbing suburban sprawl, revitalizing downtowns and bringing needed infrastructure resources to our region.

The construction of a third track from Floral Park to Hicksville will reduce train congestion and delays and enable true bi-directional service during peak hours with a more reliable rail network. This transformative work includes several related projects, including the construction of additional parking garages, retaining walls, improvements to rail bridges and the removal of seven street-level grade crossings. Construction is being handled in a way to minimize the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and public outreach efforts being planned in conjunction with local communities.

Westbury Station Enhancement (rendering)For more information and photos of ongoing construction, please visit the Floral Park Station Enhancement project page on –