NY Gov. Cuomo Lays Out Plan for Penn Station and Farley Post Office

January 7, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo continued laying out his vision for a modernized, statewide transportation network on Wednesday afternoon with one more ambitious project: the renovation of Pennsylvania Station, one of the busiest transit halls in the Western Hemisphere, and the creation of an adjunct train and retail hub within the walls of the blocklong general post office across Eighth Avenue.Website Insert State Supported Passenger Trains copy

During a news conference at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, Mr. Cuomo called on New Yorkers to “think big” as they did in the past, with equal measures of ambition and audacity.

The announcement was one in a series of appearances by the governor centering on his plans for improving New York State’s infrastructure, which include adding a third track to part of the Long Island Rail Road’s Main Line. On Wednesday morning, in Syracuse, he proposed spending $22 billion to improve roads and bridges, largely upstate.

At Madison Square Garden, he characterized his plans, which also include new air and rail terminals, new transit stations and a Hudson River rail tunnel, as “the biggest construction program in our state’s history.”

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