It was presented as a crowning vision for Pennsylvania Station, the busiest train hub in North America — a plan to significantly expand the terminal, including adding eight new tracks, by annexing a full Manhattan block and working to make the vast complex less stifling and more welcoming.
But the proposal laid out by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo would do little to solve the New York region’s biggest transportation challenge: the deteriorating condition of the 110-year-old rail tunnels that more than 100,000 commuters rely on every weekday.
“Gateway is 100 percent important for all trans-Hudson commuters,” said Brian Fritsch, manager of advocacy campaigns at the Regional Plan Association, an urban policy group. The impasse in Washington, he added, was “an incredibly ridiculous but also very frustrating situation.”
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