Tag: Lee Koppelman
The third track would run along a 9.8-mile stretch between Floral Park and Hicksville that serves 107,000 riders on an average weekday. During peak times, the LIRR is forced to run trains in only one direction, which becomes a huge bottleneck whenever equipment breaks down or some other unforeseen delay arises. This main line expansion is intended to relieve that decades-old bottleneck. But almost as soon as the governor announced it, community opposition—especially within Floral Park—was galvanized.
The very same people who were in their thirties and forties, and opposed every single effort that I made to get rental housing available for the singles and the elderly are now 50, and all of a sudden a condominium sounds like a great idea.