According to the MTA, the Seaford Station improvements beginning on March 3rd will include "installation of a new 12-car concrete platform, a new platform level waiting room, elevator, escalator, stairs, lighting and public address system."
What does Fuschillo do?
On March 20th his website proclaims "SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES $14 MILLION LIRR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN SEAFORD."
Makes it sound like he had something to do with the money doesn't it?
The press release continues "State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently announced that the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has begun a $14 million improvement project at the Seaford Train Station.
Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough, both of whom have long advocated for renovating the station, recently met with LIRR President Helena Williams and other LIRR officials in Seaford to discuss the improvements that will be made and the benefits they will bring to the community.
“This improvement project represents a $14 million investment in the Seaford community. Once this project is complete, the Seaford Train Station will function more efficiently, look nicer, and enhance the quality of life for the thousands of residents who use the LIRR each day,” said Senator Fuschillo."
No mention that the money is funded through the Federal Transit Administration and the MTA Long Island Rail Road Capital Improvement Program.
It's great that Fuschillo "announces" the project 17 days after it started.
Nothing like trying to get credit for something you didn't have a hand in.