Mass transit options to Stewart airport will be discussed at open house
NEWBURGH — Connecting Stewart International Airport in Orange County and New York City via mass transit will be discussed at an open house in June.
A study team commissioned by Metro-North Railroad and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, have narrowed down the options from 80 alternatives.
The team also is looking at the best way to get Orange County commuters to and from Manhattan.
“They have been winnowed down to about 22 options,” said Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders, who did not know what the final alternatives were.
They will come from a broad group of categories that have been considered, such as extending Metro-North’s commuter rail line, adding bus rapid transit, high-speed ferries and express buses.
The open house will take place on June 1, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 15 Crossroads Court, Newburgh.
Question-and-answer sessions will follow the presentations.
Additional information about the project is available through the project Web site.
Those needing more information or wishing to comment on the project can call 800-897-0302.
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