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New Light Rail Along 42nd Street

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The Municipal Art Society is working to implement a proposal for a river-to-river light-rail system to run along 42nd Street. A team of some of the world’s top transit planners and financiers has proposed building this new system that will link some of New York’s most prominent landmarks like the United Nations, the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the New York Public Library and various Hudson River attractions.

This supplement will be vital as the transportation alternatives being proposed for the Far West Side are not enough to accommodate the increased number of visitors that redevelopment plans will bring into the area.

The Light-Rail Transit system, or LRT, will offer connections to major transit centers and destinations including Grand Central Terminal, Penn and Moynihan Stations, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the 39th Street Ferry Terminal, Midtown hotels, theaters and the Javits Convention Center.

Traffic studies from the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS) indicate that crosstown traffic will not be seriously impacted. The trolley will relieve congestion currently caused by buses and taxis.

A group of private financial institutions is ready to bankroll the full $500 million cost of construction. The project will take about 24 months to build.

Join us and tell Mayor Bloomberg that you support safe, efficient, accessible transportation improvements.