Regional Rail Working Group Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Regional Rail Working Group.

A key topic for discussion will be a presentation by Joe Clift of his analysis of the ability of Regional Rail lines serving the Bronx and Queens to divert peak hour passengers from overcrowded subway lines.

Agenda items for the August 15, 2007, meeting will include a quick update on each of these key initiatives:

  • Through-running at Penn Station
  • Upper Level Loop Alternative for LIRR East Side Access
  • Penn Station-Grand Central Connection
  • Rockaway Cut-off — one-seat ride Midtown Manhattan-JFK Airport
  • Lower Manhattan Access
  • Regional Rail Freight plan
  • Intercity rail issues

The key discussion item will be the ability of Regional Rail lines to divert peak hour passengers from overcrowded subway lines serving the Bronx and Queens.

  • Zach

    Neat!

    Off-topic question on a pipe dreamy sort of post: Why aren’t there local buses through the Battery Tunnel? Would that be so difficult? It would make Red Hook ~20 minutes closer to downtown and reduce F train crowding.

    Is there some obvious reason this is infeasible? The M60 already crosses a toll bridge.

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    Good point, Zach! Same goes for the Queens Midtown Tunnel.

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