State Senate won't block funding for proposed LIRR third track – New York News

Looking west from the Floral Park LIRR station in Floral Park April 12, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

State Senate Republicans won’t block a funding plan for a “third track” for the Long Island Rail Road after host communities were promised “quality of life” improvements, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said Tuesday.

Flanagan (R-East Northport) noted that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs LIRR, had agreed to upgrades, including renovated station stops and new parking…

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