Amtrak train derailment earlier this week resulted in scores of LIRR riders severely impacted, Brooks said.
Long Island, NY – April 7, 2017 – In response to extreme LIRR delays caused by an Amtrak derailment, Senator John Brooks has written a letter to Amtrak President and CEO Charles Moorman requesting an immediate and thorough review of all tracks in and out of Pennsylvania Station that they operate.
Regarding the impact of LIRR delays on Long Island taxpayers, Senator Brooks said, "Not a day goes by that I do not hear from scores of constituents and LIRR riders who are severely impacted by this avoidable situation. They have been late to work, missed important meetings, and forced to be absent from family engagements. These disruptions have serious consequences on the lives of hardworking Long Islanders and their outrage is justified."
Senator John E. Brooks is a Long Island native whose family history on Long Island dates back to the 1600s. He represents the South Shore of Long Island in Eastern Nassau and Western Suffolk Counties including: Baldwin Harbor, Bellmore, North Bellmore, Farmingdale, East Farmingdale, Freeport, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, East Massapequa, Merrick, North Merrick, Roosevelt, Seaford, Wantagh, Amityville, North Amityville, North Babylon, West Babylon, and parts of Baldwin, Copiague, Lindenhurst, South Hempstead, Wynandanch, and Wheatley Heights. Senator Brooks’ legislative priorities include lowering the tax burden facing Long Island families, tackling government corruption, and ensuring that all students receive the highest quality education possible.