MTA to hold public hearing on LIRR 3rd track

The first public hearing on a proposal to add a third Long Island Rail Road track in Nassau County will be held this morning. The

The first public hearing on a proposal to add a third Long Island Rail Road track in Nassau County will be held this morning.

The first public hearing on a proposal to add a third Long Island Rail Road track in Nassau County will be held this morning. (5/24/16)

FLORAL PARK - The first public hearing on a proposal to add a third Long Island Rail Road track in Nassau County will be held this morning.

The MTA is urging concerned Long Islanders to attend.

Matt LaRocco, who lives in Floral Park, where the new track will run through, says it will create traffic problems and be an inconvenience. Other residents of Floral Park have also voiced opposition to the idea.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the $1.5 billion proposal in January. He says that the LIRR needs improvements, and that a third track is necessary for increasing its reliability and speed.

More on this topic

LIRR Hearings

Tuesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Hofstra University’s Mack Student Center, and at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Inn at New Hyde Park.

Wednesday, May 25  meetings will take place at 11 a.m. at the Yes We Can Community Center in Westbury and 6 p.m. at Antun’s by Minar catering hall in Hicksville.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Investigators spent several hours investigating at the scene, 1 26-year-old hospitalized in N. Amityville shooting
News 12's Lily Stolzberg asked shoppers at Iavvarone 2 On the Spot: Famous quotes
Glen Cove's Industrial Development Agency is taking another 3 Eminent domain proceedings begin for 2 Glen Cove properties
Two West Babylon families whose Arnold Avenue house 4 Community response awes families displaced by fire
Holtsville man shot by police faces charges after 5 Holtsville man shot by police faces charges after chase

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The third track would run between Floral Park Residents mixed on LIRR third rail proposal

Long Island residents are mixed about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to build a third set

The village of New Hyde Park held a New Hyde Park holds meeting on proposed LIRR 3rd track

There is growing opposition on Long Island about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to add a

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to increase trains moving Cuomo outlines LIRR third track plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to increase trains moving through western Nassau and in and out

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE