My editor called me into his office today to talk about a little field trip I get to go on.
For years, the LIRR and MTA have been working on creating an East Side Access Tunnel. Lots of Long Island commuters work on the east side of NYC but have to go all the way to the west side of the city to Penn Station because there is no stop before then.
The East Side Access Tunnel will stop of course on the east side, and then I believe direct to Grand Central Station.
The LIRR/MTA have invited my paper to tour the tunnels in progress, which are not expected to be completed until 2019.
So on June 27th I get the opportunity to tour the tunnel. This is a privilege! Few people have ever gone down there besides the workers.
I’m truly blessed!
And on June 30th I’m going sky diving for the first time, but that is a present my sister and brother chipped in for. Spectacular.
I feel really comfortable here and am so grateful to have found this internship. Now back to work! 😛