New White Plains Train Station Proposed

Today’s Greenburgh Daily Voice has an article today by Brian Donnelly on a proposed replacement of the White Plains MetroNorth station. White Plains State Assembly members, White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach, and U.S. Representative Nita Lowey have submitted a joint letter to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) requesting a new White Plains train station be included in its new five-year capital budget. The new station would integrate with a proposed rapid bus transit system that would travel from Suffern in Rockland County all the way over to Port Chester via the new Tappan Zee Bridge.  White Plains has a $1,000,000 grant funded by NYSERDA and the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council to study how to “transform the train station and surrounding area.”  The words “surrounding area” may include an area near us — the area that lies at the foot of Russell Street. Remember that the proposed Greenburgh Comprehensive Plan includes plans for a so-called “transit oriented development” zone at the foot of Russell Street, to be coordinated with the City of White Plains where White Plains and Greenburgh meet.  Stay tuned for further developments.

To read the full Greenburgh Daily Voice article, click here.