Strengthening the Outer Boroughs
In the past 20 years, New York City’s prosperity has unequally benefited populations nearest to Manhattan. Seemingly, new infrastructure and innovations in mobility have followed-- or perhaps even facilitated-- this trend, like the High Line, CitiBike, and the Second Avenue Subway extension.
Through the repurposing of existing underutilized freight and intercity train lines, the Triboro Line will connect the outer boroughs and provide new passenger train service. The Triboro Line will provide redundancy and resiliency in the city’s transit network, as first envisioned in the RPA’s 1929 First Regional Plan. Where the region’s subway and train service now radiates from Manhattan, the Triboro Line will create a circumferential connection and new spatial relationships between amenities, people, and jobs.