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MAS and Friends of Moynihan Station Call on Governor for Support

The Friends of Moynihan Station, of which the Municipal Art Society is a member, sent the following letter to Governor Paterson asking for his support of Moynihan Station.

Dear Governor Paterson:

We are writing to encourage you to act quickly and decisively on Senator Charles Schumer’s call to jump-start Moynihan Station by publicly announcing your full support for the project.

Your support is necessary for Moynihan Station to receive some of the federal funds available for rail projects thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. If the $100 million that Senator Schumer requested from Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration is not spent on Moynihan, it will likely go to out-of-state projects.

Moynihan Station is one of the most critical civic and infrastructure projects planned for New York City this decade. It will be one of the main catalysts for economic growth in Manhattan and the region as the economy recovers. It will also allow for the construction of High-Speed Rail service on the Empire Line, which will help to revitalize upstate New York.

We ask you to announce your full support for the project by inviting the Port Authority to act as a co-lead agency with the Empire State Development Corporation.

The Friends of Moynihan Station look forward to working with you and your administration to make Moynihan Station a reality.

Friends of Moynihan Station