Statement in Response to Governor Cuomo's Penn Station Announcement

The following statement can be attributed to Tom Wright, President and CEO of Regional Plan Association:

“Regional Plan Association applauds Governor Cuomo's announcement today to expand the tracks and platforms at Penn Station by extending it to the south. Overhauling and unifying the Penn Station complex was a key recommendation in our Fourth Regional Plan and today’s announcement is a great step for the future prosperity of the entire metropolitan region. We are pleased to see a comprehensive plan that encompasses not only the Station itself, but also the district surrounding it. Adding transit capacity and prioritizing safety is critical to the success of the region and for the hundreds of thousands of people that rely on the Station regularly. We look forward to participating in an inclusive stakeholder planning process and work towards a better Penn Station for all.”