(Syosset, NY, August 2, 2022) The LiRo Group, (LiRo), a national, multidisciplinary project and construction management, engineering, architecture, and technology firm, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Phillip Eng, PE to Executive Vice President. Mr. Eng has joined LiRo after a 40-year career in public service in which his most prominent role was President of the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). He held the position for nearly four years until he stepped down in February 2022. As President, he established a customer-focused vision that managers and the workforce embraced to reverse record low on-time performance (OTP) and customer satisfaction. While leading the LIRR through the Covid-19 pandemic, the workforce rose to the challenge tackling longstanding issues to improve service and deliver historic record OTP while incorporating industry leading technology and innovation has help to restore public trust and encourage ridership to return. Leaving the LIRR team in a position for continued success after his departure is one of his proudest accomplishments as the LIRR has continued to deliver safe, reliable, and consistent service.