MTA studying Brooklyn-to-Queens transit via freight lines

Imagine a commute from the Bronx to Brooklyn that doesn't require a trip through Manhattan.

The MTA has announced an engineering study to look at part of that route. The $1.3 million contract was awarded to AECOM, who will look at the feasibility of starting passenger service on a freight-only rail line running from Bay Ridge and Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Astoria, Queens.

“Regional Plan Association is thrilled that the MTA is moving forward on this study, which is the crucial first step to realize our Triboro vision," said Regional Plan Association President and CEO Tom Wright.

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