New York: Transformative modernisation of Long Island Rail Road approved

From Global Railway Review; December 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved a design-build contract with 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) to complete the design and construction of the crucial Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project. This marked an important milestone for the LIRR Expansion Project and for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Part of his comprehensive and interconnected plan is to improve transit and transportation throughout the region.

The $1.813 billion 3TC contract begins in January 2018 when the companies will work to complete design, surveying, mobilisation, utility relocations and other early construction activities. Blending capital expansion and repair work, this initiative unlocks the full potential of existing LIRR modernisation projects. This development will provide a ‘state of the art’ transportation system for Long Island and New York City residents, commuters and communities whilst encouraging the region’s economic growth.

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