McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) recently participated in the joint
budget hearing on transportation. During the hearing, McDonough questioned
Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald about the ongoing work
on the Hempstead Turnpike and interim Executive Director of the Metropolitan
Transportation Authority (MTA), Thomas Prendergast about possible changes to
the LIRR following a year of platform related tragedies.
families struggle each day with transportation-related issues, be it on the LIE
or the LIRR,” said McDonough. “However, I was extremely pleased to hear from
Commissioner McDonald that she expects the Hempstead Turnpike project to begin
moving forward again after the damage suffered during Hurricane Sandy. It was
also reassuring to hear that the MTA is
looking into ways to address the recent increase in platform-related tragedies.
I hope they are able to find a cost-effective and efficient way to improve the
safety at stations along the LIRR.”
McDonough serves as the ranking
member on the Assembly Transportation Committee.
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