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Cuomo’s victory tour

A week after he pushed the Long Island Rail Road’s third-track project over the finish line, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will do a victory lap on Wednesday.


Cuomo and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota are scheduled to speak at an invitation-only Long Island Association luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The gathering will likely include some congratulatory pats on the back. But Long Island Association chief executive Kevin Law told The Point it will also be a chance to look ahead.

“This is an opportunity to both celebrate the approval of the third track and continue to build up support for the infrastructure projects that still need to get done for our region,” Law said. He said it’s likely Cuomo will discuss additional improvements to the LIRR, including signal and station upgrades, along with the work being done at area airports.

Randi F. Marshall

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