Crews have completed a new track on the Long Island Rail Road between Central Islip and Ronkonkoma — a key step in an effort intended to address delays on the busy rail line.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo reviewed the progress during a visit to Long Island on Monday. The entire new track from Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma is expected to be open in 2018. Cuomo says the new rail line will reduce delays and ease travel in both directions during off-peak times.
He says the work is part of a comprehensive effort to upgrade and improve transportation networks in and around New York City which also involves the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge, new subway cars and buses, and reconstruction of area airports.