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Re: Forget 2nd Ave. Now Subway to Red Hook - and Woodbury Common station and LGA Airtrain

Posted by italianstallion on Wed Jan 3 19:58:33 2018, in response to Forget 2nd Ave. Now Subway to Red Hook, posted by Lou from Brooklyn on Wed Jan 3 08:58:14 2018.

Here's the text: (p. 198) - https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/2018-stateofthestatebook.pdf

"In addition, the Governor is also calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to study options for improving transportation access to the Red Hook area and surrounding communities, including the
potential extension of subway service from lower Manhattan to a new station in Red Hook through an underwater tunnel. Once a plan for how to modernize and potentially consolidate maritime activities becomes clear and the MTA study is completed, a community- based planning process with key participation by elected representatives and interested stakeholders would be expected to recommend the appropriate redevelopment alternatives for any Port Authority land no longer needed for maritime needs."

He also wants this:

"Building on this effort, Governor Cuomo will support a review of the potential for a public private partnership with Simon Properties to bring a new Metro- North station to Woodbury Common. New rail access to Woodbury Common will ease traffic congestion and also serve anticipated increases in rail ridership demand from the Legoland and Empire Resorts casino developments."

And this:

"To address this problem, this year, Governor Cuomo will call upon the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to expeditiously authorize the development
of an AirTrain connection between LaGuardia and Willets Point in Queens, creating access to both the number 7 subway train and the Long Island Rail Road, which offer service to Grand Central, Penn Station and all of Long Island. The project is expected to be developed through a public-private partnership, leveraging significant private capital and providing access to midtown Manhattan in under 30 minutes. The Port Authority should begin the environmental review process as soon as possible with the goal of starting construction in 2019."

Curiously, while he spends a lot of ink on redeveloping and expanding Stewart Airport, he does nor mention rail access there.


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