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Penn Station

Public for Penn Station is a commuter advocacy campaign combining transit and planning expertise with grassroots energy to increase the pressure on local, state and federal leaders to address the Penn Station nightmare.


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Transit trips across the Hudson River will continue to grow beyond the region’s current capacity. Without the infrastructure to meet this demand, the region’s economic growth and sustainability are in jeopardy.
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The capacity that would be added by Penn Station South is desperately needed, both to relieve overcrowding at Penn Station and to accommodate the future demand for rail transportation in the region.
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New Penn Station Renovation Plan

RPA President Tom Wright joined New York Governor Kathy Hochul as the Governor announced updated plans to renovate Penn Station in November, 2021 (watch the press conference).

New York Governor Kathy Hochul

Doing nothing on Penn Station cannot be an option. Ridership has the potential to increase by as much as 150,000 people by the year 2040. We want these commuters on trains, and not adding to the congestion on city streets.”


For far too long, the greatest city in the world has been saddled with one of its worst major transit complexes in the form of Penn Station. It’s time to chart real, concrete solutions to provide midtown Manhattan with the new hub we need.”

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer

More people enter Penn Station on a daily basis than the entire population of Portland, Oregon, and Las Vegas. While it’s the nation’s busiest train hall, it’s also crucial that we get a plan for Penn Station that takes into consideration the local neighborhoods and businesses which I represent.”

New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, District 27

From the Fourth Plan

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