MTA holding public meeting on new Metro-North stations

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials are holding a public meeting tonight on whether the plan to bring new Metro-North stations to the eastern part of The Bronx is feasible.

Hunts Point is one of the four neighborhoods that would be receiving a new station in the plan. MTA officials say Morris Park, Parkchester and Co-op City are also on the list.

Officials caution that the proposal is still in the planning stages and say that public hearings in each of the neighborhoods must be held before anything is made official. If the plan is approved it will connect Bronx commuters to Penn Station, Westchester and Connecticut.

An MTA spokesperson says The Bronx has the largest number of reverse commuters, or those who travel from the city to the suburbs for work. Last year, eight million people used Metro-North stations in The Bronx.

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