Following the announcement last week that Amtrak will likely shutter some tracks at Penn Station for a total of 44 days this summer, the CEO of the corporation is saying that more trouble likely lies ahead.
Elected officials from New Jersey are questioning Amtrak’s selected dates however and wondering why the corporation won’t schedule repairs on long upcoming holiday weekends like Fourth of July and Labor Day.
In a joint statement issued by the Municipal Arts Society and the Regional Plan Association they say that, "these upgrades will certainly improve the experience at the transit hub, but by themselves, they won’t go far enough."
Here’s an interesting, if not absurd, proposal: in their bid to remake Penn Station, one developer has pitched erecting a 1,200-foot-tall ride on top of Penn Station. The reasons for doing this, though, are on point.