New York City Leaders and Elected Officials Endorse Governor Cuomo's State of the State Proposal to Create a 21st Century Empire Station Complex in Manhattan

January 7, 2020

New York City Leaders and Elected Officials Endorse Governor Cuomo's State of the State Proposal to Create a 21st Century Empire Station Complex in Manhattan

Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the 30th proposal of his 2020 State of the State: creating the Empire Station Complex - a 21st century transit complex on Manhattan's West Side. During a speech at the Association for a Better New York, the Governor announced the plan to transform the existing Penn Station site, integrate the soon-to-be completed Moynihan Train Hall and acquire the block south of Penn Station to create an expanded, remodeled and interconnected train and subway complex. Thirty-two New York City leaders and elected officials have endorsed the Governor's proposal.

U.S. Representative Gregory W. Meeks said, “Anyone who has stepped foot in Penn Station can tell you there is an urgent need to not only expand the station, but make it easier to connect between public transit options. The Governor’s proposal for the Empire Station Complex will spring New York’s infrastructure into the 21st century, and accommodate the hundreds of thousands of passengers who use the station daily. This transformation will be good for commuters, good for our economy, and good for New York.”

U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney said, “A city must invest in itself to stay strong, and the creation of the Empire Station Complex is a great example of the type of bold, innovative projects New York should pursue. This project would not only expand capacity at Penn Station by 40%, but also better commutes for more than half a million New Yorkers. As all New Yorkers know, Penn Station has needed upgrades and increased capacity for years, and I look forward to working with the State, City, and the community to fully develop this plan to better serve New Yorkers.”

Read the full press release here.