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Long Island Rail Road Expansion

A third track to improve local connectivity and commuter flow

  • Floral Park-Hicksville, New York

    Floral Park-Hicksville, New York

A modernized system for Long Island and New York City residents, commuters, and business communities

Originally built in the early 1800s, the Long Island Rail Road—specifically, the portion between Floral Park and Hicksville—consisted of two tracks serving about 50,000 people. Today, those same two tracks serve closer to three million. The community needed a better solution, and recognizing that need, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority selected our team to design and build a third track to support this 9.8-mile mainline rail.

The challenge? Ensure continued safety, with minimal impact to commuters, revenue service, or adjacent communities. The goal is to reduce delays and add flexibility—while also planning for future system-wide growth. In addition to the installation of a third track within the nation’s busiest commuter rail service right of way, the project also includes the elimination of seven street-level grade crossings (improving public safety and roadway conditions). The plan also focuses on station refinements and modifications as well as related improvements to railroad signal, power, and communication systems. 

At a Glance

  • Metropolitan Transportation Agency
  • Long Island Rail Road
  • 3rd Track Constructors (3TC):
  • Dragados USA, Inc.
  • John P. Picone Inc, CCA Civil, Inc.
  • Halmar International LLC
Meet Our Team

Stuart Lerner, Executive Vice President, Infrastructure

As a frequent user of all forms of transportation, I have a great appreciation for the evolution of transportation and how it will be sustainable for the next generation.
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Edward McDonald, Jr. , Principal, Transit/Rail

My major ability is motivating project teams by evoking the individual skills of its members to deliver safe and reliable signal designs.
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Daniel Ruhlman, Associate, Project Controls Specialist

No matter how successful a project is, there’s always room for improvement.
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Susan Walter, Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Transportation

My favorite part of working on complex engineering projects is collaborating with the entire team—engineers, contractors, owners, and clients.
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  • Stuart Lerner

    Executive Vice President, Infrastructure

  • Edward McDonald, Jr.

    Principal, Transit/Rail

  • Daniel Ruhlman

    Associate, Project Controls Specialist

  • Susan Walter

    Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Transportation

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