MTA proposes New Haven rail line to Penn Station
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is proposing to extend Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven line to Penn Station in Manhattan.
The regional transit agency’s $32 billion capital program also proposes to build four stations in the Bronx, buy subway cars, Staten Island Railway cars and buses, improve tracks, signals and other equipment and upgrade bridges.
But the agency says it doesn’t have enough money. MTA says it’s identified about $17 billion in funding sources that includes money from Washington, bonding and $3 billion in unspecified MTA sources.
MTA says it will work with its partners, including Connecticut and New York, to bridge a $15.2 billion gap.
Metro-North’s New Haven line now ends at Grand Central Terminal on Manhattan’s East Side. The extension will provide access to the West Side.