Leverage the commuter rail system to better serve New York City communities
The City will work with the MTA to better leverage the commuter rail system to provide improved transit connections within the city. The City will continue to support the building of new accessible stations in the Bronx as part of the Metro-North to Penn Station project, which will bring commuter rail service to Co-Op City and other Bronx communities currently without rapid transit access. The City will also work with the MTA on a study of the conversion of the Atlantic Branch to a more frequent and affordable shuttle service between Atlantic Terminal and Jamaica, which would provide a new transit option to residents of Crown Heights, East New York, and Jamaica. Finally, the City will advocate for changing commuter-rail-fare policy for intra-city trips, including the expansion of City Ticket, which would make the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North an affordable option for travel within the city.