Time to Get Moving: Improving commuter and intercity rail facilities and services on Manhattan’s West Side

A solicitation of proposals for redevelopment of the James A. Farley Building and Penn Station, issued jointly by the Empire State Development Corporation, Amtrak and the MTA in January 2016, provides New York and the New York-New Jersey region with a unique opportunity to improve Penn Station, and to provide a much-improved experience to the hundreds of thousands of commuters and travelers who use it every day. This report briefly explores several questions, including: (1) How redevelopment of the Farley Building will benefit both intercity and regional rail passengers; (2) How specific improvements in Penn Station – and in its connections to the surrounding area – can provide a better experience for passengers, even within the constraints of the existing structure; and (3) Whether (as some observers have suggested) any really significant improvements will require complete demolition of the existing station, Madison Square Garden and 2 Penn Plaza, and the construction of a whole new station complex.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 22p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 2016 3:38PM