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Public weighs in on proposed 3rd LIRR track during forum at Hofstra
May 24, 2016

Public weighs in on proposed 3rd LIRR track during forum at Hofstra

Hofstra University held a public hearing Tuesday on the Long Island Railroad’s proposed third rail line which will extend from Floral Park to Hicksville. The MTA believes the line will improve the future while local residents believe it will ruin their quality of life. The project calls for construction of a third track along a […]

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Public hearings begin for LIRR third track plan in Nassau
May 24, 2016

Public hearings begin for LIRR third track plan in Nassau

UNIONDALE – Residents had their chance Tuesday to speak out about plans for a third track on the Long Island Rail Road in Nassau County. The third track would run for an approximate 10-mile stretch from Floral Park to Hicksville. Supporters say a third set of tracks would allow more trains into and out of […]

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May 24, 2016

LIRR third track backers, critics weigh in at public meetings

Long Island residents and commuters concerned that the LIRR’s third-track proposal could negatively impact their lives faced off for the first time with project planners, as supporters touted its ability to improve rail service and the Island’s economy. At four public hearings in Hempstead and New Hyde Park Tuesday, supporters and opponents of the $1 […]

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Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed LIRR Third Track Plan Gets Public Hearing
May 24, 2016

Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed LIRR Third Track Plan Gets Public Hearing

FLORAL PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of Long Islanders packed public hearings on Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s plan to build a third track on the Long Island Rail Road’s main line. The proposed third track would cost more than a billion dollars and would run for about 10 miles between Floral Park and Hicksville. It will […]

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May 9, 2016

Governor Cuomo Announces Major Steps Forward for LIRR Expansion Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced major steps forward for the Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project, including a continued commitment to community outreach by holding four public meetings, expedited modifications to all train crossings along the project route, and increased transparency with the release of a new project scoping report, website and community center… […]

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Cuomo outlines LIRR third track plan
May 6, 2016

Cuomo outlines LIRR third track plan

NEW HYDE PARK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo today outlined a plan to build a third track on the LIRR’s main line in Nassau. The plan was detailed in an 82-page report. It calls for a third track to accommodate over 300 daily trains going in and out of New York City.  The governor also wants […]

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May 6, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: LIRR third track meetings to be held

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks about the third track proposal at a meeting of the Long Island Association in Melville on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas New details of a plan to build a third track on Long Island Rail Road’s Main Line, including where the track will go and […]

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Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind
March 15, 2016

Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

Third time’s the charm? That’s what supporters of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s revived proposal for a third track on the Long Island Rail Road’s Main Line are hoping. But local opponents fear the project will linger as an open sore for at least a decade and severely impact their quality of life.

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