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Regional Rail Working Group Meeting

10:06 AM EDT on July 16, 2007

Regional Rail Working Group
A Consortium of Transit Advocacy Organizations

A key topic for discussion will be a proposal by several New Jersey rail advocates to extend the #7 subway west under the Hudson River to New Jersey, to Secaucus Transfer. Also, discussion will continue on rail equipment options for thru-running at Penn Station.

Agenda items for the July 18, 2007, meeting will include a quick update on each of these key initiatives:

    • Through-running at Penn Station -- special emphasis on rail technology issues
    • 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 options for extending the #7 subway to New Jersey.

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