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July 12, 2017

LIRR third-track plan gets green light; $1.95B plan OKd

 State Senate Republicans signed off Tuesday on public funding for a third track for the Long Island Rail Road, removing the last hurdle for the long-touted project. With the Assembly and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo already on board, the decision gives the green light to a 9.8-mile track corridor from Floral Park to Hicksville. It […]

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State must approve Main Line’s third track
June 12, 2017

State must approve Main Line’s third track

In May, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors allocated $1.95 billion to construct a third Long Island Rail Road track down the center of Nassau County, on the Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville. The project would add 9.8 miles of new track to the LIRR system, which spans a total of 700 […]

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Don’t block many benefits of third track for LIRR Main Line
June 12, 2017

Don’t block many benefits of third track for LIRR Main Line

We are this close. And yet, thanks to the small-mindedness of two state senators from Long Island and the fecklessness of the Senate majority leader, we remain so far away. The future of Long Island is tied to the third track on the Long Island Rail Road’s Main Line. The region’s economic growth, its housing […]

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June 7, 2017

MTA Board approves funding for proposed $2B LIRR 3rd track

The MTA Board on Wednesday approved funding for a third track on the Long Island Rail Road’s bottlenecked Main Line. The proposed $2 billion LIRR Main Line Expansion project, to build a 9.8-mile third track between Floral Park and Hicksville, was one of several to be funded through a board vote that increased the Metropolitan […]

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Let the LIRR third track go forward
June 5, 2017

Let the LIRR third track go forward

The Long Island Rail Road’s third track project has been chugging along. Now it’s on the verge of full speed ahead. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board has approved an amended capital plan that includes $1.95 billion for the critical project. The only hurdle left is an MTA review board, which has 30 days to accept […]

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Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
April 12, 2017

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the LIRR Expansion Project was released on April 12, 2017. The report describes the proposed LIRR Expansion Project in detail, including its purpose and need, its benefits, its potential environmental impacts, and many other issues including community engagement.  The study incorporates input taken from the public on its earlier […]

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Right Track for Long Island Coalition Applauds Nassau Officials On Support LIRR’s Third Track Project
March 24, 2017

Right Track for Long Island Coalition Applauds Nassau Officials On Support LIRR’s Third Track Project

Unprecedented, Bipartisan Support from Corridor Representatives Demonstrates Projects Appeal to Both Local and Regional Communities. Westbury, New York – (March 24, 2017) – The Right Track for Long Island Coalition applauded several Nassau county elected officials today, including Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro, Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss, Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino and others who attended […]

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