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MTA Publishes Environmental Review for Metro-North Penn Station Project

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has published the Environmental Assessment for its Metro-North Penn Station Access Project, which will bring Metro-North service to Penn Station and add four new stations in the Bronx. The publication follows Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s May 13 announcement that the project had resumed after being paused in the pandemic.

The publication begins a 45-day period for public comment. The public will be able to review project documents online and in-person at sites in the Bronx. A virtual public meeting on the project will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, June 15.

“Additional mass transit capacity is always a plus for the environment,” said Janno Lieber, president of MTA Construction & Development. “With this project, we also have the additional environmental benefit of rebuilding an existing rail facility to provide more service for more people rather than building a whole new line from scratch.”


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