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$11B East Side Access Project Reaches Completion

Civil construction has been completed on East Side Access, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $11-billion megaproject connecting the Long Island Rail Road to a new 350,000-square-foot passenger terminal under Grand Central Terminal. Reportedly it’s the largest new train terminal to be built in the U.S. since the 1950s and the first expansion of the LIRR in more than 100 years.

The new connection will double the LIRR’s capacity into Manhattan with up to 24 trains per hour and cut travel time for Queens commuters by 40 minutes per day. 

“East Side Access is one of North America’s largest transportation projects—an audacious $11-billion idea changing the entire regional transportation system,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Thanks to the hard work of so many people, major construction on this transformative project is now complete and we are proud to announce East Side Access will open up next year.”


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and also works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.

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