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MTA to spend unprecedented $5.7 billion on LIRR over the next five years

(Source: Nassau Daily Voice, September 16, 2019)

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to spend a whopping $51 billion over the next five years to create a faster, more accessible, and more reliable public transportation system, including $5.7 billion on the LIRR. Although the majority of the budget $40 billion is earmarked for New York City subways and buses, the LIRR also receives enough funding to enable what officials call a "historic transformation" of the railroad by the planned December 202 opening of the East Side Access and Main Line expansion.

Full story: www.dailyvoice.com

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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