News & Commentary

Maple Leaf Resumes Service to and from Toronto Monday, June 27th

June 25, 2022 The Maple Leaf's restoration will be Amtrak's first cross-border service to resume since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Hochul and Governor Murphy Announce Major Step Toward Modernization of Penn Station

June 9, 2022 MTA, in partnership with Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT, is seeking Firms to design Penn Station Reconstruction. New Station will feature massive single-level concourse with high ceilings and natural light, greater connectivity to platforms, larger entrances and intuitive travel paths.

Governor Hochul Announces New LIRR Terminal in Midtown Manhattan Will Be Named "Grand Central Madison"

May 31, 2022 LIRR service to the East Side of Manhattan remains on target to begin this year. Opening of new terminal enables LIRR service increases of 40 percent, enhance reverse-commuting, off-peak and discretionary travel, and decongesting Penn Station.

NYSDOT Releases Livingston Avenue Bridge Replacement Environmental Assessment

May 9, 2022 The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is proposing to replace the Livingston Avenue Bridge which spans the Hudson River between the cities of Albany and Rensselaer, providing a critical rail link on New York State’s Empire Corridor.

Testimony from the Empire State Passenger Association on the Budget for NYS Department of Transportation

February 17, 2022 ESPA’s testimony focused on the opportunities presented by the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act last November and the readiness of New York State to compete for up to $66 billion in largely discretionary federal rail infrastructure funds.