PACO conducted a Best Value Analysis (BVA) study for the LIRR, Contract No.: 6052A-01-27-C, New Second Track on the Main Line Ronkonkoma Branch Project.
The scope of work for the PACO BVA Team focused on the first of three segments for the construction of a New Second Track on the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Main Line between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma. Previously, the Main Line east of Farmingdale was primarily single-track with selected passing sidings, and two tracks at most of the stations between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma. Constructing a full second track to Ronkonkoma increased service reliability and on-time performance along the Main Line, allowing for faster recovery time following service incidents. When combined with other infrastructure improvements, the updated infrastructure provides more peak, off-peak and mid-day service capacity to meet existing and future service ridership demands.