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LIRR Expansion Project

Box Jacking

Jack in the Box? Not Exactly…

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, LIRR Expansion Project, Main Street Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, School Street Grade Crossing, South 12th Street Grade Crossing, Urban Avenue Grade Crossing, Willis Avenue Grade Crossing

Box-jack. Have you heard of it? No, not the burger, and definitely not the creepy musical clown that pops out at you. It’s yet another in a series of incredible firsts for the MTA as part of the LIRR Expansion Project: a revolutionary technique to install railroad bridges over underpasses,…

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Nassau Interlocking

Staying On Time: Meet LIRR Force Account Manager Steve Leidner

By | LIRR Expansion Project

With all the work the LIRR Expansion Project completed on the Main Line this past summer, we wanted to share with you how the MTA managed to achieve so many milestones on time. To get to the bottom of it, AModernLI spoke with LIRR Force Account Manager Steve Leidner to learn more about the successful bridge roll-ins over the summer and the construction crews that made it happen.

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Federal Railroad Administration Recognizes LIRR Railroad Crossing Safety Improvements

By | LIRR Expansion Project, Project Update

The LIRR has been recognized by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a program that has dramatically improved railroad safety through flexible delineators at railroad crossings and enhanced GPS alerts. The FRA is recommending other American railroads review research on the LIRR program and consider making similar upgrades at problematic…

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