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Long Island Rail Road
Expansion Project

Floral Park to Hicksville

Public Scoping Meetings

The public was invited to attend scoping meetings to discuss the LIRR Expansion Project, a new proposal that will improve mass transit, reduce traffic congestion, protect the environment, and ensure Long Island’s economic health for future generations. The project calls for the construction of a third track along a 9.8-mile stretch of the railroad’s heavily used Main Line corridor between Floral Park and Hicksville, and the elimination of the seven grade crossings along the route.

LIRR Expansion Project Map

Tuesday, May 24 Wednesday, May 25

10 a.m.–2 p.m. &
6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Mack Student Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

11 a.m.–2 p.m. &
5 p.m.–9 p.m.

The Inn at New Hyde Park
214 Jericho Turnpike
New Hyde Park, NY

11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Yes We Can Community Center
141 Garden Street
Westbury, NY

6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Antun's by Minar
244 W. Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY

Registration remained open until 15 minutes prior to the end of each meeting. Meetings continued until all registered speakers had been heard. Shuttle buses to the hearing sites were provided from the Mineola Station on May 24 and from Hicksville Station on May 25.

 Accessibility and Translation Services:

Accommodations for people with disabilities and language translation were available by emailing one week in advance of the Scoping Meetings.

A Draft Scoping Document for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the NYS Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) for the Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project was released for public review.

View the LIRR Expansion Project draft Scoping Document here and read about the Project Purpose and Need, the range of alternatives being studied, potential impacts, and possible strategies to avoid adverse impacts.

We want to know what you think.

Comments may be submitted online, in person at the Scoping Meetings or at the Project Information Center or by mail until the close of the Scoping period on June 13, 2016 at 5 p.m. All comments received during this period will become part of the public record and will be considered as part of the project studies. We welcome your input throughout the project duration. Additional comment periods will be established as the project proceeds.

Stop by the Project Information Center

Mineola Station – South Platform, Mineola, NY 11501
Monday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To learn more, visit the Project Website at


Email to send us your questions and comments.

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