MTA eyeing billion-dollar passenger train through southern Brooklyn

Transit honchos are considering a new billion-dollar passenger train that would run through southern Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx in an effort to better serve the transit-starved outer-boroughs, authorities announced on Oct. 15.

“Over the last 15 years, over half of job growth has been in the outer-boroughs,” said Maulin Mehta, a senior associate at the Regional Plan Association, which first proposed the commuter rail in 1996. “But right now, a lot of the train service is very Manhattan-centric.”

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