May 20, 2013
By Neal Tepel
Bronx, NY – Metro North expansion is predicted to create 5,400 new jobs, increase home values by up to $142,400 and add over a billion dollars in added business sales in the Bronx. The MTA Metro North proposal includes building four new Metro North stations in the East Bronx on current Amtrak lines, in Co-op City, Hunts Point, Morris Park and Parkchester.
“The expansion of Metro North service to the East Bronx has the potential to transform not just the Bronx, but the entire region. This project has been a priority of mine since I first became borough president, and I continue to push the MTA to include these four stations in their five-year capital plan. This analysis shows just how great an impact this project will have in our borough, and we cannot afford to miss out on new jobs and new economic activity. It is time to make this project happen, and I will continue to work with State Senator Jeff Klein, our elected officials, businesses, institutions and all Bronxites to bring Metro North service to the East Bronx," said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
It is time for this long-held dream to become a reality,” continued Bronx Borough President Diaz Jr.