3. Extension of the Metro-North Railroad into The East Bronx

metro north-east bronx-bronx-transit-new york city-untapped cities-brennan ortizMap displaying the proposed Metro-North line route via Railway Gazette.

During his State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo reported that the MTA will build four new stations to bring transit options to underserved East Bronx communities, granting direct access to and from Penn Station. The proposed route would divide from the New Haven line and stop at Co-op City, Morris Park, Parkchester and Hunts Point. Not only will the project provide Bronxites with direct access to Manhattan, but also to Connecticut and vice versa.

The completion of these stations will also encourage new businesses catering to commuters. Although the Cuomo administration is currently seeking the funds, estimated to average upwards of $1 billion, Cuomo reassured his audience and the city that the proposal is definitely a priority.