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Regional Rail Working Group
An Informal Forum of Regional Transit Advocates:

Empire State Passengers Association
Lackawanna Coalition
Five Town Rural Transit
Committee for Better Transit
Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, Inc.
Sane Aviation for Everyone, Inc. (SANE)

Current Projects:

LIRR East Side Access

Access to the Region's Core

Lower Manhattan

Penn Metro Hub

Intercity Freight & Passenger Systems




The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system, with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares. The Penn Station Metro-Hub plan sets the stage for doing this. Subsequent steps are access to Lower Manhattan and the Penn Station-Grand Central link. The group also considers changes to rapid transit and light rail transit that are "regional" in scale.

The Working Group holds monthly meetings, now usually on the fourth Wednesday in Lower Manhattan. Minutes of past meetings are available on this site. The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at City Hall, Hoboken, New Jersey.

For directions and the Agenda of the October meeting, click here.

In addition to the general monthly meetings of the Working Group, proceedings and reports of affiliates such as the Rockaway Subcommittee, focusing on particular rail initiatives within the region, are available in the current projects section of this Website.

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