Third Track Press Conference Held On Friday March 24, 2017

Growing Chorus of State and Local Elected Officials Demand that the MTA/LIRR Re-Do the Third Track Draft Environmental Statement and Hold New Hearings   NEW HYDE PARK – March 24, 2017 – The Mayors of the Villages of New Hyde Park, Floral Park and Garden City hosted a press conference on March 24th at the New Hyde Park Village Hall to … Read More

THIRD TRACK UPDATE: Beveridge & Diamond and the Vertex Companies, Inc. Issue Reports that the MTA/LIRR Draft Environmental Impact Statement Fails to Comply with SEQRA Standards

In response to the MTA/LIRR Expansion Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Beveridge & Diamond and The Vertex Companies, the law firm and environmental and engineering firm retained by the villages of Floral Park, Garden City and New Hyde Park with support from the Town of Hempstead, filed their Comments and Technical Review on behalf of the Villages. The Technical Review … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – December 2, 2016

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THIRD TRACK UPDATE On November 28th, the MTA and the Governor’s office took its next step with respect to the Third Track Project and released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The DEIS is over 1,000 pages and the Appendices that accompany it are an additional 1,500 pages. The LIRR has scheduled public hearings on the DEIS and announced that the … Read More

Third Track Expasion Project Update

The LIRR has released the Final Scoping Document for the Third Track Expansion Project. The Final Scoping Document includes: A description of the Proposed Project, including Purpose and Need A preliminary identification of the Proposed Project’s potential significant adverse impacts to be studied and assessed in the Project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) The methodology to be used and the … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – September 26, 2016

At the most recent Village Board Meeting, a resident expressed concern regarding ADA access to the station platforms at the LIRR-Floral Park Station.  This concern is not new. The Village’s concern has been enunciated to the LIRR by this board and each board with whom I have served.  How could the LIRR continue to ignore this glaring deficiency and neglect … Read More

Mayor’s Message – August 2016

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At the most recent Village Board Meeting, a resident expressed concern regarding ADA access to the station platforms at the LIRR-Floral Park Station. This concern is not new. The Village’s concern has been enunciated to the LIRR by this board and each board with whom I have served. How could the LIRR continue to ignore this glaring deficiency and neglect … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – July 22, 2016

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Recently, LIRR President Pat Nowakowski issued a press release in which we were assured that the MTA-LIRR is listening and listening carefully.  President Nowakowski states that they are taking all our concerns and incorporating them into their next step, which is the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).  He claims unprecedented community outreach has been achieved and that … Read More