Historic New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital plan includes nearly $5 Billion for Metro-North projects, including Penn Station Access

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; September 16, 2019

The largest-ever capital plan in Metropolitan Transportation Authority history includes nearly $5 billion for Metro-North, an investment that will help open Manhattan’s West Side to Westchester County commuters for the first time and fix aging track underneath Grand Central Terminal.

The MTA’s five-year, $51.5 billion capital plan announced Monday will increase spending on infrastructure for the authority’s subways, bridges, tunnels and commuter rails by 70 percent over current levels.

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