Transportation Alternatives Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Penn Station Expansion Plan

Statement of Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Danny Harris in response to Governor Cuomo’s Penn Station expansion plan:
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"We commend Governor Cuomo on his ambitious plan to build a world-class transportation hub at Penn Station, especially with congestion pricing coming in a year's time. In expanding rail capacity, the governor is signaling that New York’s future must be built around mass transit, not single-occupancy vehicles. 

In creating a more welcoming and accessible gateway into New York City, city and state leaders must work together to ensure that those accessing the station can do so via wider and more accessible sidewalks, better bus and subway service, and a protected bike network. 

This is a once in a generation opportunity to upgrade the western hemisphere's busiest rail hub. It's also a tremendous opportunity to remake the area surrounding Penn Station into a place that prioritizes people, not traffic.”