• Amtrak Gateway Tunnels

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This forum will be for issues that don't belong specifically to one NYC area transit agency, but several. For instance, intra-MTA proposals or MTA-wide issues, which may involve both Metro-North Railroad (MNRR) and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Other intra-agency examples: through running such as the now discontinued MNRR-NJT Meadowlands special. Topics which only concern one operating agency should remain in their respective forums.

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  by gokeefe
 
Mr. Penner's credentials are excellent of course but his fundamental analysis that everything needs to be reevaluated is the kind of perspective that results in the very cost inflation he claims to be so concerned about. The tunnels are not optional infrastructure. They have to be replaced due to extensive deterioration.

There will probably be changes in use patterns but there is no reason to believe that the entire model is in question. Certainly nothing that would call for immediate expenditures of funds and delays to the project. The likely prospect of a vaccine makes doubts about necessity even more unreasonable.

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