MTA: NIMBY mood hurts LIRR 3rd-track plan
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MTA chairman Joseph Lhota Tuesday blamed a "not-in-my-backyard" mentality on Long Island for derailing the LIRR's third-track project.
The project, which would put a third track between Floral Park and Hicksville on the Long Island Rail Road's busy main line, stalled in 2008 after local opposition grew over the project's encroachment on private property.
Opposition led officials to refocus...