News & Commentary

Governor Hochul Releases Feasibility Report for the Interborough Express

January 20, 2022 Project would serve 80,000 daily riders and connect to up to 17 Subway Lines and the LIRR, with a end-to-end travel time expected to be less than 40 minutes.

Senator Schumer Wants LAB Bridge Project to be Funded

December 1, 2021 Amtrak is getting $16 billion to upgrade national network from recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Sen. Schumer wants the 120-year-old Livingston Avenue bridge to be top on the list of projects.

Governor Hochul Unveils Commuter-First Vision for Penn Station and Revitalized Surrounding Neighborhood

November 4, 2021 Reimagined Development Plan Reduces Density, Prioritizes the Public Realm and Social Services, Invests in Affordable Housing, Increases Transit Access and Shared Streets, Activates Pedestrian-Friendly Streetscape

Governor Hochul Marks East Side Access Milestone with LIRR Test Ride to Grand Central

October 31, 2021 Governor Kathy Hochul today joined the MTA on a special LIRR test train to Grand Central Terminal and gave the public one of the first-ever looks at the new GCT East Side Access passenger terminal.

New York and Vermont Passenger Rail Advocates Call For Swift Return of Amtrak International Service

October 28, 2021 New York’s Empire State Passengers Association and the Vermont Rail Action Network today jointly called for the swift restoration of Amtrak’s Adirondack train to Montreal along with Amtrak’s Maple Leaf train to Toronto with the November 8th reopening of the U.S.—Canadian border for vaccinated travelers.