On Thursday, Gov. Kathy Hochul and MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber made public the results of a feasibility study for the proposed Interborough Express, which would use the Long Island Rail Road’s Bay Ridge freight line, as well as CSX freight tracks in Queens, to connect communities in the two boroughs.

The results indicate that it is physically feasible to accommodate passenger traffic alongside the existing freight rail traffic and that there is significant demand.

The studies looked at three options for the proposed line: Bus Rapid Transit (high-speed buses on their own dedicated roadways), Light Rail (similar to streetcars), and conventional Heavy Rail (subway or rail operation).

A rendering of a street-level view of a possible Wilson Avenue LRT Station, with light rail and freight trains running side by side. The subway system’s “L” line would also connect to the Interborough here. Courtesy of MTA On Thursday, Gov. Kathy Hochul and MTA Chair and CEO Janno […]

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