A hearing by Senator Craig M. Johnson to involve the public in discussions on the MTA's proposed 2010-2014 Capital Plan. The plan is currently before the MTA Capital Program Review Board. Senator Johnson is the Senate Majority's representative to the CPRB.
A plan to add a second track between the Long Island Rail Road's Farmingdale andRonkonkoma stations may be on the chopping block if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is forced to scale back its proposed $28-billion capital plan, the LIRR's president said Thursday.
State senators grilled MTA CEO Jay Walder Thursday about his plans to modernize the transit system, indicating that the state might not shell out for nifty gizmos like countdown clocks in bus shelters.
“We’ve lived for years without the clocks,” said state Sen. Craig Johnson, (D-Port Washington), during the hearing in Manhattan. “I just don’t see how we can justify that right now.”