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Springfield Boulevard Bridge 09-23-19

Work on 100-Year-Old Springfield Avenue LIRR Bridge in Queens Village Completed

By | Project Update, Springfield Boulevard Bridge

The Springfield Boulevard Bridge at Queens Village Station, nearing its 100th year, is rolling into its centenarian age with a structural facelift, bringing added safety and aesthetic upgrades to the frequently used train bridge. Of the five girders on the bridge, the two end girders beneath the platform were repaired…

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Breaking Through

Big Change Is Possible: Rauch Foundation Publishes LIRR Expansion Project Case Study as Model Approach to Building Collaborative Projects

By | LIRR Expansion Project

The LIRR Expansion Project proves big change is possible. Now, revealed in a telling case study by Long Island’s Rauch Foundation, the story explores the successful approach to winning over communities and the power of leadership and determination in bringing to fruition a mega-project that was widely considered impossible.

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Back to School: LIRR Expansion Project Meets With New Hyde Park School District

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing

Keeping the community informed is as essential as moving bridges. On September 18, the LIRR Expansion Project Team met with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Morrison and the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park UFSD for a project coordination meeting. The Expansion Project team joined school leadership and staff at the…

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LIRR Will Conduct Nassau Switch Replacement and Related Main Line Expansion Work This Weekend and Next (Sept. 28-29 & Oct. 5-6)

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Nassau Boulevard Bridge

The Long Island Rail Road wants to remind customers about train service interruptions due to continued work this weekend, Sept. 28-29, and next weekend, Oct. 5-6, to rebuild the complex of switches at Mineola. As a result, train service will be suspended between New Hyde Park and Hicksville on Saturday,…

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New Hyde Park Board Meeting September 2019

LIRR Expansion Team Discusses Covert Avenue Detours and Reopening of New Covert Avenue Underpass at Village of New Hyde Park Board Meeting

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project

On September 19th, the LIRR Expansion Project Team attended the Village of New Hyde Park September board meeting to address traffic inquiries regarding Covert Avenue detours and the reopening of the new Covert Avenue underpass; the team also provided attendees with an overview of upcoming construction work in the Village,…

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MTA Board Approves Historic $51.5 Billion Capital Plan

By | East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project

On September 25th The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board unanimously approved a proposed 2020-2024 Capital Program that invests $51.5 billion into the region’s subways, buses and railroads over the next five years to institutionalize and build on the progress of the Subway Action Plan and create a faster, more accessible,…

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