The East Side Access Project is a plan to connect the Long Island Railroad with Grand Central Terminal in order to ease overcrowding at Penn Station. It is estimated that the project will cost $6.2 billion and be completed in 2013. The news comes one week after Mayor Bloomberg listed transportation as one of the major challenges facing the city before 2030.
“In 1996, I laid out a plan for the 21st century linking New York’s vast transportation networks,” said Governor Pataki in a statement. “Together we have achieved much of that vision and put New York on the fast track to a brighter future--equipping the greatest city in the world with the finest transportation network in the world.”
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