As part of the Energeia Partnership with Molloy College, the Energeia Class of 2017, which comprises influential Long Island leaders, visited the LIRR Expansion Project office in Westbury. The focus of the visit was transportation on Long Island and the beneficial impacts of the LIRR Expansion Project. The class learned about the project from LIRR leadership and project team members and participated in a walking tour of the project corridor, where they were greeted by the Mayors of Westbury and New Hyde Park, who explained how the project complements their municipalities’ plans for transit-oriented development.
The LIRR Expansion Project includes the construction of an additional track along a 9.8-mile stretch of the railroad’s heavily traversed Main Line corridor between Floral Park and Hicksville. The project also includes elimination of seven street-level grade crossings, station renovations, new signals and switches, substation replacements, and other upgrades to improve safety and enhance the reliability of passenger rail service. For more information, please visit www.lirrexpansion.com.