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Metro-North to evaluate transit options for Stewart airport area

MTA Metro-North Railroad plans to launch a study to analyze transit access for its West-of-Hudson territory and Stewart International Airport.

The agency is seeking proposals from consulting firms to conduct a 12-month alternatives analysis for the area. Proposals are due Sept. 28.

The more detailed studies follow Metro-North’s “Transit Access to Stewart International Airport Feasibility Study,” an analysis completed in December 2003 that evaluated a number of transit options for the area, including express bus, light-rail, ferry and commuter-rail service. The most promising alternative was a direct commuter-rail route from the Salisbury Mills station north to the airport, Metro-North said.

The Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Orange County Metropolitan Planning Organization, Stewart Advisory Commission and New Jersey Transit, which operates Metro-North’s West-of-Hudson service under contract, also will participate in the study.

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