Google has said it is planning to spend over $1 billion to build its brand new campus in New York City — a project that might add more than 7,000 much-needed jobs to the region.
Long Island will reap more of the benefits if its mass transit system is improved and more multifamily housing is built near train stations, Chris Jones, senior vice president and chief planner for the Regional Plan Association, told the Long Island paper. “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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