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1 STATE OF NEW YORK Andrew M. Cuomo Governor New York State DOT Joan McDonald Commissioner Presentation by NYSDOT to the Transportation Border Working Group Spring Meeting, April 23, 2013 Detroit, Michigan

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5 Northeast Corridor The Northeast Corridor is the most successful passenger rail corridor in the country Penn Station/Moynihan Station in New York is the busiest station on the NEC Penn Station/Moynihan Station is the origin or destination for 2 of 3 Amtrak passengers using the NEC The Empire Corridor from Albany to New York is the 5 th highest Intercity Travel Market on the NEC NYSDOT Commissioner McDonald chairs the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission

6 Enhance Passenger and Freight Rail Operations Divert traffic from less energy efficient modes Improve connectivity among State’s cities and regions Increase Ridership by: Improving On Time Performance Reducing Trip Time and Increasing Speed Increasing Frequencies Revitalizing Stations and Modal Connections

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9 Niagara Falls International Station - Closer to Business District - Consolidated border inspection facilities Existing Station Total Cost $25M Historic U.S. Customhouse Incorporated into the new station facility, this historic feature has undergone $2.7 million worth of renovations as part of this larger plan to develop an Underground Railroad interpretative center at the station site.

10 Conceptual View of New Station Rochester Intermodal Station Existing Station New York has won construction funding through the TIGER Program – $15M with $7.5M State Match and $500K Local Match

11 Schenectady Intermodal Station Total Project Cost – $13M Conversion to Intermodal Transportation Center Existing Station

12  Plans to develop a secure facility in Central Station, Montreal that would replace current inspections at Lacolle, Quebec and Rouses Point, NY  Partnership Effort  Benefits:  Reduced Travel times in both directions  Increased safety/security  Off-Board inspections  Better network connections  Opportunities for future service

13 Moynihan Station – Phase 1 Total Project Cost – Phase 1 - $267M

14 Amtrak - Maintenance for Track only Schenectady Hoffmans Colonie Ownership, Maintenance, And Dispatching Amtrak – Maintenance for Track only Albany- Rensselaer Poughkeepsie Spuyten Duyvil New York— Penn Station Croton-Harmon Yonkers freight 26 Passenger Amtrak MNR Tarrytown Rhinecliff Hudson Milepost CSXT Average daily trains Hudson Line – Previous Ownership, Maintenance, and Dispatching CSXT - Maintenance for Signals only CSXT – Maintenance for Signals only 94 mile Hudson Line Section from Schenectady to Poughkeepsie Owned and Dispatched by CSXT Complex mix of Amtrak/CSXT Maintenance responsibilities Requires Dispatch Coordination with Metro-North Railroad which operates between Poughkeepsie and Grand Central Terminal CSXT

15 Schenectady Hoffmans Colonie Albany- Rensselaer Poughkeepsie Spuyten Duyvil New York— Penn Station Croton-Harmon Yonkers 10 freight 26 Passenger Tarrytown Rhinecliff Hudson Average daily trains Hudson Line – New Ownership, Maintenance, and Dispatching Amtrak Operates, Maintains, and Dispatches entire 94 miles of Hudson Line between Poughkeepsie and Schenectady

16 Livingston Avenue Bridge Project Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Engineering Project cost - $4M

17 39th Street Queens Blvd Sunnyside Yard LIRR/Amtrak Main Line 4 Railroads 4 Railroads 783 trains per day 783 trains per day Harold Interlocking busiest in North America Harold Interlocking busiest in North America 4 Railroads 4 Railroads 783 trains per day 783 trains per day Harold Interlocking busiest in North America Harold Interlocking busiest in North America

18  Federal Railroad Administration and NYSDOT are developing a Tier 1 Service Level Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)  This EIS will help decide what type of High Speed Rail is right for the Empire Corridor considering: Environmental Social Economic Engineering Cost Public and Stakeholder input Niagara Falls – Albany – New York City

19 NOI Scoping Process Distribute DEIS to public Prepare DEIS ROD Distribute FEIS Respond to comments Public Hearing & Comment Period

20  Continued development of plans and projects  Support future stable, dedicated funding for rail  Continue to work in partnership with FRA, States, Provinces, Amtrak and others to support passenger rail improvements and efficiencies

21 Thank you! For more information, visit us at: https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/ high-speed-rail


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