We are devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague Mark Epstein. As Chair of the Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council, Mark worked to improve the commute for his neighbors throughout Long Island. He focused on issues that riders cared about deeply, ranging from on-time performance, to parking, to safety, about which he cared deeply. He was extremely active in his community and was always meeting with elected officials to present his unique perspective as a rider and commuter, and to call for improvements.
Mark rode the LIRR regularly and everything he spoke about was from that perspective: simply, he represented riders passionately because he was one. Mark made all riders’ issues his issues.
We at PCAC and the LIRRCC send our sincerest condolences to Mark’s friends and family. He will be missed.