Something is still missing from the new replacement pedestrian overpass bridge at the Little Neck LIRR Station. Why didn't the LIRR coordinate purchase of a simple overhead canopy along with the new prefabricated pedestrian overpass bridge?
Both could have been installed during the same weekend. For a few dollars more, this would have provided riders with protection from rain, snow, sleet and ice. It would also extend the useful life for both pedestrian overpass bridge and staircases.
The original pedestrian overpass bridge and stairs were installed in 1989. Since that time, riders have had to periodically deal with slippery and unsafe conditions when using the passageway to access the eastern end of the westbound platform.
Metro-North always includes a canopy with installation of any pedestrian overpass bridge or staircases. Don't LIRR commuters deserve the same consideration as their Metro-North counterparts?