Tom Wright, president of the Regional Plan Association, said the new Farley facility will help ease burdens on Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal, which are expected to receive more traffic in the years to come. Metro-North trains will roll into Penn Station, which also figures to see more Amtrak traffic over time, and room will be made by diverting some LIRR trains to Grand Central via the East Side Access project. Wright praised the governor for reviving the Farley project after years of dormancy, saying that having the great train hall ready first would make the looming new traffic more palatable to commuters. “The governor is making sure the Farley project happens and it feels like he’s putting real dollars into it,” Wright said. “That’s really important.”
Read the full article in Crain's New York Business.