LIRR Expansion Project Team Participates in MLK Day Event with Westbury/New Cassel NAACP

The Westbury/New Cassel chapter of the NAACP invited the LIRR Expansion Project team to their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event at the Yes We Can Community Center in New Cassel. Seth Sylvan, the 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) Community Ambassador to the Town of North Hempstead, discussed the project with residents, stakeholders and community leaders, including Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe, Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Viviana Russell, Bishop Harvey from the First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury, Westbury/New Cassel NAACP President Leslie Davis and Estefany Garay from the Yes We Can Community Center.

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

Residents and commuters along the Main Line corridor have long sought a mass transit solution to reduce road congestion, improve safety and provide an appealing alternative to driving – all with minimal disruption to existing train services and without residential property takings. 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 up to five parking garages, retaining walls, improvements to rail bridges and the removal of seven street-level grade crossings. Construction is being undertaken in a way to minimize the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and public outreach efforts being planned in conjunction with local communities.

For more information, please visit the LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville project page on –