Google to Invest $1 Billion in New York City Campus

Long Island will reap more of the benefits if its mass transit system is improved and more multifamily housing is built near train stations, said Chris Jones, senior vice president and chief planner for the Regional Plan Association.

"The transit system, particularly the LIRR, has to perform and go to the places these jobs are located," Jones said. "The good news for Long Island is there are a lot of big investments in the LIRR, including East Side Access and the third track, which will expand capacity of the system."

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