Brooklyn Lawmakers Want to Resurrect Triboro Line

The plan by nonprofit Regional Plan Association (RPA), originally proposed in the 1990s, suggests using underutilized or abandoned rail rights-of-way (which are currently co-owned by several organizations, including Amtrak, CSX, and Long Island Rail Road), connecting with four commuter rail lines and 17 subway lines along its route. It would add two dozen new stations and according to RPA’s estimates, cost between $1 and $2 billion.

“Transportation is the backbone of the region’s economy and the region needs to invest in new projects to modernize and extend regional rail networks in outer boroughs areas where transit is lacking,” Kate Slevin, senior vice president of state programs and advocacy at RPA, told Curbed in a statement.

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