Long Island Railroad – Third Track Project

Herrick is currently representing owners of property acquired by eminent domain in the LIRR Third Track Project. Formally known as the LIRR Expansion, the project’s goal is to construct a 10-mile long third track on the Long Island Railroad Mainline. The project includes the elimination of eight street-level crossings along the LIRR Main Line, to be replaced by grade crossings with newly constructed bridges that will hold three tracks, and a two-lane underpass for vehicular traffic that also includes a pedestrian sidewalk. Herrick’s clients have had all or portions of their property seized by the New York State Department of Transportation and the MTA by way of eminent domain. Herrick is currently advocating for additional compensation for these property owners in the New York State Court of Claims.