There have been many challenges in the area since Hurricane Sandy
struck last month, but one of the biggest has been fixing our damaged
A major issue has been the repair of two East River tunnels owned by Amtrak which the Long Island Rail Road
uses to get into Manhattan.
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Rep. Steve Israel, D-Huntington, held a press conference
in which he said he received assurances from Amtrak that the tunnels would be repaired by Christmas week.
Earlier this week, the LIRR announced
that all branches were running on a 'near-normal' schedule.
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