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LIRRCC applauds the LIRR Expansion Program

On January 5, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a major expansion and improvement project for the Long Island Rail Road as part of his 2016 comprehensive plan to transform and expand vital infrastructure downstate and make critical investments in the region. The Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council applauds the Governor’s announcement of the Long Island Rail Road’s Expansion Program and issued the following press release: 01-16 LIRR Third Track

“As Long Islanders, we are sensitive to the impacts of this project on the communities through which it extends and we note that the LIRR planners have developed strategies that significantly reduce its impacts on neighboring properties. With this in mind, it is time to move forward with these vitally important LIRR improvements and to increase the Rail Road’s capacity to handle its growing ridership.” said LIRRCC Chair Mark Epstein.