News & Commentary

NYSDOT Releases Livingston Avenue Bridge Replacement Environmental Assessment

May 9, 2022 The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is proposing to replace the Livingston Avenue Bridge which spans the Hudson River between the cities of Albany and Rensselaer, providing a critical rail link on New York State’s Empire Corridor.

Testimony from the Empire State Passenger Association on the Budget for NYS Department of Transportation

February 17, 2022 ESPA’s testimony focused on the opportunities presented by the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act last November and the readiness of New York State to compete for up to $66 billion in largely discretionary federal rail infrastructure funds.

Governor Hochul Releases Feasibility Report for the Interborough Express

January 20, 2022 Project would serve 80,000 daily riders and connect to up to 17 Subway Lines and the LIRR, with a end-to-end travel time expected to be less than 40 minutes.

Senator Schumer Wants LAB Bridge Project to be Funded

December 1, 2021 Amtrak is getting $16 billion to upgrade national network from recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Sen. Schumer wants the 120-year-old Livingston Avenue bridge to be top on the list of projects.

Governor Hochul Unveils Commuter-First Vision for Penn Station and Revitalized Surrounding Neighborhood

November 4, 2021 Reimagined Development Plan Reduces Density, Prioritizes the Public Realm and Social Services, Invests in Affordable Housing, Increases Transit Access and Shared Streets, Activates Pedestrian-Friendly Streetscape