Work to overhaul two stations on the Long Island Rail Road is moving forward.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says work has already begun at Hicksville Station. The $121 million project will add a new waiting room, new platforms with enclosed, heated waiting areas, upgraded elevators and escalators and amenities like Wi-Fi and USB charging stations. The project is expected to be completed in 22 months.
Meanwhile, a $65 million project to construct a new platform and tracks at Jamaica Station has been awarded. The new platform is expected to open in 2019.
Cuomo, a Democrat, says the work will provide "better, faster and more reliable" service to passengers.