West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Study
The West of the Hudson Regional Transit Access Study (WHRTAS) has been initiated by MTA Metro-North Railroad (Metro-North) in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and in cooperation with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and New Jersey Transit (NJT) to improve mobility and accessibility in the West of Hudson region. The study’s goal is to identify and assess transit solutions to improve mobility and accessibility between Orange County and Stewart International Airport and the surrounding regions, Lower Hudson Valley and New York City.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is the Lead Agency and the Study will comply with all FTA requirements and will be conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.
WHRTAS is being conducted in two phases. Phase I is the initial Alternatives Analysis (AA) phase, which evaluates the benefits, costs, and impacts of a broad range of transit alternatives with the potential to meet the project's goals and objectives and concludes with the recommendation of a short list of alternatives. Phase II will then further develop and evaluate the short list of alternatives and conclude the Alternatives Analysis phase with a recommended Locally Preferred Alternative.
Project News: Upcoming Open House June 12, 2012 4:00 PM to 8:00PM
The Study Team has completed Phase I of the Study and is now embarking on Phase II.
MTA Metro-North Railroad will hold an Open House in Orange County to present the latest information on the West of Hudson Regional Transit Access Alternatives Analysis Study (WHRTAS). The Open House will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, at 15 Crossroads Court, Newburgh, New York just south of Route 17K. MTA Metro-North Railroad and other members of the Study Team will present the findings from Phase I and the goals and objectives for Phase II.
The findings of Phase I are detailed in The Alternatives Analysis Phase I Screening Report.
Click here for Open House directions (PDF, 832K)
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