LIRR Main Line Corridor Improvements EIS
The purpose of the proposed Main Line Corridor Improvements EIS Project is to reduce severe congestion during peak travel periods along the Main Line, provide operational flexibility, allow for sufficiently frequent reverse and intra-island commuting service to draw riders out of their cars, and provide additional capacity to accommodate service growth throughout the LIRR system.
Based on the volume of comments received, the LIRR will grant an extension to the public comment period which ended on August 31, 2005. An extension to December 31, 2005 will be made so that all interested parties will have more time to submit their comments regarding this important project. As part of the NEPA process, comments postmarked by December 31, 2005 will be considered during the preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).