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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

Offices
Client
  • Metropolitan Transportation Agency
  • Long Island Rail Road
Partners
  • 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 & Chief Operating Officer - North America

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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Ryan Raske, Senior Rail Engineer

Serve clients with responsiveness and quality and they will serve you.

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, Executive Vice President, Infrastructure - North America

My favorite part of working on complex engineering projects is collaborating with the entire team—engineers, contractors, owners, and clients.
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Leah House, Senior Application Developer, Digital Solutions

I help speed up processes that would take a lot longer manually, and I help educate the community on water impacts by helping deliver data.
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Claire Hilling, Managing Leader, Transportation

I love the idea of being able to create something and see it come to life, knowing it will benefit the community for generations to come.
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Mariette Rajan, Principal

I take my role seriously—it has the vital function of designing and maintaining the safety of infrastructure elements.

Stuart Lerner

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - North America

Ryan Raske

Senior Rail Engineer

Daniel Ruhlman

Associate, Project Controls Specialist

Susan Walter

Executive Vice President, Infrastructure - North America

Leah House

Senior Application Developer, Digital Solutions

Claire Hilling

Managing Leader, Transportation

Mariette Rajan

Principal

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