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9/27/16

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Cuomo's Vision for Revamped Penn Station: New Home for Amtrak and L.I.R.R.

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Source: The New York Times

For nearly a quarter-century, governors and mayors in New York have been stymied in their attempts to fix Pennsylvania Station, one of the busiest transit halls in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most crowded and confusing.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday presented a fast-track plan that would finally create a train hall and retail space in the James A. Farley Building, also known as the General Post Office, on the west side of Eighth Avenue, while renovating the cramped, dingy underground passageways and platforms across the avenue at Penn Station.

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