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MTA Board Members Vote to Accept and Conclude Year-Long Environmental Study for LIRR Expansion Project

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Press Release

Board Approval Advances Major Project to Expand and Improve LIRR; Project Will Add Third Track to Bottlenecked Main Line & Eliminate 7 Street-Level Train Crossings – Adding Trains, Reducing Delays & Crowding, Reducing Traffic Jams, Improving Safety, and Decreasing Noise and Air Pollution   The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board voted…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Environmental Statement for LIRR Expansion Project

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Press Release

Study Confirms Project Will Improve Service, Reliability and Safety for LIRR Customers by Adding Track Capacity To Main Line Project Will Eliminate all Street-Level Train Crossings in Project Corridor; Reducing Traffic Jams, Improving Safety, and Decreasing Noise and Air Pollution The Final Environmental Statement and New Renderings of the Project…

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LIRR Expansion Project Forum Draws Interest From More Than 700 Local Women, Minority and Veteran Owned Businesses

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Press Release

Local Businesses Signed Up to Learn How to Work on Transformational Project to Modernize the LIRR; Proposed Project Would Add 3rd Track to LIRR Main Line, Eliminate 7 Grade Crossings, Enhance Stations, and Add Parking and Sound Barrier Walls   The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that more than…

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Proposed 3rd Track Project Would Reduce Delays for Commuters Throughout Long Island

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Press Release

‘LIRR Expansion Project’ Eliminates Congested Bottleneck in Center of Entire LIRR System Trains Servicing Branches Throughout Long Island Are Impacted by Delays in Proposed Project Corridor New Video Shows Customers Describing Their LIRR Experiences and How 3rd Track Can Help   The proposed Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project, which…

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Firms Qualified to Bid to Work on LIRR Expansion Project Identified

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Press Release

Multi-Agency Team of Experts Evaluated Contenders Based on Strict Criteria Bidders Will be Invited to Demonstrate Ability to Deliver Project in Record Timeframe and Mitigate Construction Impacts on Commuters and Local Communities The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today announced the list…

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