Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Long Island Rail Road: Holban/Hillside Maintenance
Complex (Follow-Up Review) In 1991 the Long Island Rail Road
Company (LIRR) opened the Holban/Hillside Maintenance Complex. The Complex, which
was built at a cost of $380 million to service and repair railroad cars, was expected to
increase worker productivity through better equipment and technology. However, in our prior
audit report 93-S-59, we noted that several maintenance shops in the Complex operated at less
than half their productive capacity, and significant amounts of space and millions of dollars
worth of equipment were not used at all. Moreover, even though space was available at the
Complex, the LIRR paid $1.2 million annually to rent office space. We also noted that the
roofs leaked in two of the Complex's buildings. One of the roofs, which cost $420,000 to
construct, was to be replaced at an estimated cost of $760,000. We made several
recommendations aimed at improving Complex operations. In our follow-up review, we
found that nearly all of these recommendations have been fully implemented.
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