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Dr. Mark Naison
This thesis will examine a large-scale transit project that could have far-reaching, longs-lasting effects on a large swath of neighborhoods in the East and South Bronx. Currently, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), and Metro-North Railroad are exploring options to provide their customers access to Penn Station via existing infrastructure. A large part of this plan would involve the New Haven Line, which currently runs from New Haven, CT to Grand Central Terminal. Under the proposal, some New Haven Line trains would access Penn Station via the Hell Gate Line, currently used by Amtrak to bring their customers from New Rochelle to Penn Station as part of the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak currently does not stop between Penn Station and New Rochelle, leaving a large part of the line without service. The plan as it stands now includes four stations at major Bronx points along the corridor at Co-op City, Morris Park, Parkchester, and Hunts Point.
Kennedy, Christopher, "On Track to Success: Extending Metro-North to the Neighborhoods of the East Bronx" (2012). African & African American Studies Senior Theses. 16.