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#11 CNJRoss

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:36 AM

Metro Magazine, 7/6/17:
 

New York lands $537.1M TIFIA loan for train hall redevelopment project

 
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Rendering of Farley Post Office redevelopment. Photos via Gov. Cuomo's office.

 

 

U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Build America Bureau will provide a $537.1 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the New York State Urban Development Corporation D/B/A Empire State Development (ESD) for the construction of the Moynihan Train Hall Redevelopment Project. The project aligns with the U.S. DOT’s mission to provide financial support for important infrastructure projects that have met the criteria for the TIFIA credit program.

 

The project will deliver critical improvements and expansions that will ease congestion and delays and facilitate future passenger demand. The Train Hall will benefit the entire North East Corridor (NEC) service area, as two-thirds of all NEC rail trips pass through Penn Station today.

 

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:20 AM

Progressive Railroading,7/6/17:

 
USDOT to provide $537 million loan for Moynihan Train Hall project

 

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Rendering of the new train hall. Photo – SOM / New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Flickr account

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Build America Bureau will provide a $537.1 million loan to the New York State Urban Development Corp. for the Moynihan Train Hall redevelopment project.

The loan was issued through the department's Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program.

The project calls for constructing a new train hall at the James A. Farley Post Office building across the street from New York City's Penn Station. The new hall is expected to relieve congestion at Penn Station, which is the busiest U.S. transportation facility, averaging 650,000 passengers each weekday.

The Moynihan Train Hall will serve as the arrival and departure station for all Amtrak passengers in New York City, USDOT officials said in a press release. In addition, the hall will include ticketing and other facilities for MTA Long Island Rail Road.

 

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:30 AM

 

 

Construction under way on NY Penn expansion

 

More than a half-century after the cashed-strapped, bankruptcy-headed Pennsylvania Railroad demolished the original, spacious and beautiful Pennsylvania Station New York, selling the air rights to developers and leaving a largely maligned, overcrowded underground complex in its place, construction is finally under way to transform the former Farley Post Office Building, across Eighth Avenue from Penn Station, into a grand new train station.

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 Eleven escalators take you right down to the platforms. This is going to be a destination, I believe, in and of itself,” much like Washington D.C. Union Station became when it was overhauled in 1986.

When Penn Station opened in 1908, it was a magnificent Beaux Arts structure, but for a passenger station its interior was harsh and made pedestrian flow difficult (steep stairs etc).  Grand Central, on the other hand, had both beauty and functionality.  Engineer William Wilgus wisely foresaw the importance of  keeping people moving; and he, therefore, instructed architects Warren and Wetmore to include a series of ramps to enable speedy ingress and degrees to and from trains.  Fortunately, Moynihan will achieve similar effect through escalators—presumably wide enough for folks to trundle strollers and wheeled luggage.  

 

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