LIRR, Metro-North to Get $2.6B in Federal BIF Funds, Schumer Announces


The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North commuter rails will receive $2.6 billion in federal funding under the newly passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) bill, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer announced on Wednesday.

Standing outside the Massapequa Park LIRR station, Schumer detailed plans to upgrade several LIRR stations, including Massapequa Park, St. Albans, and Locust Manor, to be more accessible to those with disabilities with the addition of elevators to the platforms. The federal dollars will also fund changes to the Jamaica station to increase capacity, especially during rush hour.