A number of events have created the first realistic opportunity to develop
a funding plan and advance efforts to build a new trans-Hudson rail
connection since the ARC tunnel project was cancelled in 2010. Citing
these events, the Building Congress has urged Governor Andrew Cuomo,
United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, and Senator
Charles Schumer to continue their efforts to commence design and
construction of the tunnels. To read the letter, please click here.
In recently delivered testimony at a hearing of the New York City Council
Committee of Land Use, the Building Congress voiced its support of Intro
775. The bill would help streamline the landmark process and create a
clearly defined timeline for identifying and designating landmarks in New
York City. The Building Congress also supports Intro 837, which would
create a searchable, public database of properties under LPC's purview
and their status. To read the full testimony, please click here.