State comptroller: MTA needs to focus on improvements for extreme weather
The Metropolitan Transit Authority is being told by the state comptroller it needs to focus its attention on improvements to prepare for extreme weather.
The last assessment of the Long Island Rail Road was in 2013, but a plan is expected to be updated in 2022.
Aside from the third track project, there is a list of repairs and upgrades that the MTA and LIRR are facing, according to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Gerard Bringmann, a representative of the LIRR Commuter Council, says Hurricane Ida gave the MTA system a beating.
He says the MTA is taking it very seriously and are looking to form a subcommittee to review resiliency throughout the system to see where we could best spend their money.
Bringmann says with infrastructure plans from Washington coming in, it will be easier to address these issues.
Commuters think they should be able to have easy access to see what projects are being funded and worked on along with the timeline and how projects will benefit riders.