ALL ABOARD! Hochul Seeks New 14-Mile Subway Route Between Bay Ridge and Jackson Heights – Streetsblog New York City


Call it the “Bi-boro.”

Gov. Hochul quickened the hearts of public transit lovers on Wednesday, revealing in her State of the State address that she wants to turn a lightly used rail right-of-way in Brooklyn and Queens into an “Interborough Express” making an arc from Bay Ridge to Jackson Heights and intersecting with 17 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road.

Calling it “a bold idea,” Hochul said she is “directing the MTA to immediately commence an environmental review so we can get that project rolling down the track.”

Details are light on the how and what and the oh wow it costs a lot of the Interborough, beyond what Hochul shared in her State of the State briefing book. As laid out by the governor, the transit line would use an existing right of way that currently carries only a small amount of freight traffic. Hochul said the resulting service could be…

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