Growth stymied without more commuter options
4:57 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Third track could bring $68B to LI

Long Island Rail Road employees work at the ticket counter in Penn Station.
Long Island Rail Road employees work at the ticket counter in Penn Station.
Credit AP/Mary Altaffer

A coalition of Long Island business leaders, developers, educators, and commuter advocates announced a report Tuesday that tallied the economic benefits of building a third track on the Long Island Rail Road. But despite what many say is a win for Long Island, a third track is still not on the planning boards.