Regional Plan Association rail idea: 'Plausible,' 'ambitious,' 'not easy'

The RPA, an influential urban planning group with members from prominent real estate firms, top universities and big business, released its fourth regional plan on Thursday at an event at the New School. The event was attended by New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and New York City Deputy Mayor Tony Shorris, among others.

While not an official document — the 95-year-old RPA is not a government board and has no political power — the recommendations hold sway among civic leaders. Among the ideas is a plan to re-envision the tri-state area's railroad system as more connected, allowing for elements like through trains that would run from White Plains to downtown Brooklyn, or along the New Haven Line, through Manhattan and into New Jersey.

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