Gov. Cuomo proposes $120 million Long Island Rail Road investment

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A Long Island Rail Road commuter train enters Ronkonkoma station in October 2013.
Joseph M. Calisi
NEW YORK – A new proposal recommends a $120 million investment in station facilities on the Long Island Rail Road. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently unveiled a proposal that would modernize 16 stations and add two new stations.

According to the governor’s proposal, $80 million would be invested in $5 million major enhancements at 16 total stations. The upgrades would include new facilities, Wi-Fi, charging stations, new platform waiting areas, and other improvements.

The enhancements are planned for the Baldwin, Bellmore, Brentwood, Deer Park, East Hampton, Farmingdale, Great Neck, Merrick, Northport, Ronkonkoma, Stewart Manor, Stony Brook, Syosset, Valley Stream, Port Jefferson, and Wyandanch stations.

Another $20 million would be used to build a station at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on the railroad’s Ronkonkoma Branch. An additional $20 million would be allocated for the development of a new terminal at MacArthur Airport.

Cuomo says that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would cover $35 million of the $120 million investment.

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