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NY State pre-application for high speed rail funds from the federal stimulus package in order to build an expanded Penn Station, or Moynihan Station
NY State pre-application for high speed rail funds from the federal stimulus package in order to build an expanded Penn Station, or Moynihan Station

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Published by: Eliot Brown / New York Observer on Sep 15, 2009
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U.S.
 
Department
 
of 
 
Transportation
Federal 
 
Railroad 
 
 Administration
 
FORM
 
FRA
 
F6180.132
 
Preapplication
 
for
 
HSIPR
 
Program
 
OMB
 
No.
 
2130
0583
 
Preapplication instructions:
 
For each question, enter the appropriate information in the designated gray box; keep text answers brief.
 
For a multi-State project/program, States are encouraged to identify a lead applicant.
 
Please submit one preapplication for each individual project, planning study, or corridor service program.
 
Answers provided in this form
will not be used for evaluation or selection purposes
.
 
Applicants should complete and submit this form electronically to:HSIPR@dot.gov.
A.
 
Who
 
are
 
you?
 
(1) Select applicant type, as defined in Appendix 1.1 of the HSIPR Guidance
(Check the appropriate box from the list)
:StateAmtrak If one of the following, please append appropriate documentation as described in Section 4.3.1 of the HSIPR Guidance:Group of StatesInterstate CompactsPublic Agency established by one or more StatesAmtrak in cooperation with a State or States(2) Name of lead State or organization applying: State of New York (State), acting by and through the New York StateDepartment of Transportation (NYSDOT) / Moynihan Station Development Corporation (MSDC). See Appendix A(2) foradditional details.(3) Name(s) of additional States and/or organizations applying in this group
(if applicable)
:(4) Application point of contact (POC):John ReedPOC title:ARRA Applic. Mgr., NYSDOTStreet address:50 Wolf RoadCity:AlbanyState:New York Zip code:12232Telephone number:518-485-2702Fax: 518-485-5688 Email: jreed@dot.state.ny.us
 
Federal 
 
Railroad 
 
 Administration
 
HSIPR
 
Program
 
Preapplication
 
FORM 
 
FRA
 
F6180.132
 
Page
 
2
 
What
 
is
 
your
 
project?
 
(5) Project/program name: Moynihan Station-Train Hall and Infrastructure(6) Describe the project or program; if a program has multiple phases please describe each and how they fit together; if theproject or program relates to another HSIPR application describe the linkage
(less than 1000 characters)
:New train hall in the Farley Post Office Building, with underground access to platforms and tracks in Penn Station.; newADA-compliant passenger amenities including ticketing and waiting areas, information displays, and customer servicefacilities; back-of-house space for railroads and retail space; approximately 30 new vertical access points to the tracksbelow; new platform ventilation; expansion of the existing 33
rd
Street Corridor for direct, ADA-compliant connectionbetween Moynihan and Penn Stations. See Appendix A(6) for additional details.(7) Location information(A) Describe the location of the proposed project/program (attach map if available)
(less than 250 characters):
FarleyPost Office Building, located on the west side of 8
th
Avenue between 31
st
and 33
rd
Streets, in the Borough of Manhattan,New York, New York.(B) Which high-speed rail and/or intercity passenger rail route(s) benefit from this project? Identify endpoints, majorlocations served, and name of current route (if applicable)
(less than 250 characters)
:
 
Benefits accrue to Northeast Corridor(NEC), Amtrak Empire Corridor, and Amtrak Keystone Corridor. See Appendix A(7)(B) for additional details.(C) State(s) in which the project/program investment is/are located: New York (D) State(s) in which the benefiting service(s) is/are located: DC, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH and VT
 
(8) Project/program type:(A) Types of capital investments contemplated
(Check all that apply)
:Structures (bridges, tunnels, etc.) Rolling Stock RefurbishmentsTrack-Rehabilitation Rolling Stock AcquisitionsTrack-New Construction Stations, TerminalsNew Rights-of-Way Support Facilities (Yards, Shops, etc.)Major Interlockings Grade Crossing ImprovementsCommunications, Signaling, Control Electric TractionOther
(Please describe)
: New train hall, passenger concourse, and related transportation infrastructure as describedbelow.(B) Describe the types of proposed improvements (e.g., new passing tracks, interlocking reconfigurations, stationimprovements, equipment acquisitions, etc.)
(less than 500 characters)
: New train hall in the Farley Post OfficeBuilding, with underground access to platforms and tracks in Penn Station; new ADA-compliant passenger amenitiesincluding ticketing and waiting areas, information displays, and customer service facilities; back-of-house space forrailroads, and retail space; approximately 30 new vertical access points to the tracks below; new platform ventilation;and expansion of the existing 33rd Street Corridor for direct, ADA-compliant connection between Moynihan andPenn Stations. See Appendix A(6) for additional details.(C) Service attributes
(Check all that apply)
:Additional Frequencies on Existing Route Improved On-Time-Performance on Existing Route
 
Federal 
 
Railroad 
 
 Administration
 
HSIPR
 
Program
 
Preapplication
 
FORM 
 
FRA
 
F6180.132
 
Page
 
3
 
New Service Increased Average Speeds/Shorter Trip TimesOther (
Please describe)
: Additional capacity for trains and passengers. See Appendix A(10) for additional details.(9) Project/program milestones
(mm/yyyy)
:Construction start date:04/2010; see App. A(9)Construction completion date: Fall2014; see App. A(9)Service improvements realized: Fall 2014(10) Anticipated benefits (on intercity passenger rail service(s) benefitting from project/program)Project/Program BenefitsBefore
(FY 2008 levels)
 After
(Project completion
)Not Applicable Not Sure
Annual passenger-miles
See App. A(10) foradditional details.
 Average daily round trips
 (weekday)
 On-time performance (OTP)
(at endpoint terminals)
 Top speed (mph)Average operating speed (mph)
(between endpoint terminals)
 

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