3. Metro North Bronx Expansion

In 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed the idea of adding four additional Metro North stations in the Bronx and extending the commuter line to Penn Station as a way of bringing more alternative transit options to both boroughs. The four proposed new Metro North Stations would be built in the Co-Op City, Morris Park, Parkchester and Hunts Point sections of the Bronx along the New Haven Line. The proposed rail line would cross over the East River via the Hell Gate Bridge.
An expansion of the Metro North Railroad would be provide Bronx residents with a relatively easy commute to Penn Station. It would also improve access for residents of Co-op City who mainly rely on buses to gain access to rail systems. According to an article in The New York Times, the project, if executed, would cost more than $1 billion dollars. The project has gained interest from the likes of Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz and governor Andrew Cuomo but is still far from reality.
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