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East Side Access project receives $203M in federal funds

Rep. Carolyn Maloney pushed to get the money through Congress

September 28, 2014 10:00AM

Grand Central Station and Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Grand Central Station and Rep. Carolyn Maloney

The MTA has scored $203 million in federal funds for the East Side Access project, which will connect the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central Terminal, officials announced Saturday.

The $10 billion project began construction in 2006 and is expected to open to passengers in 2022, according to the New York Post.

“[Midtown bound] customers will save up to 40 minutes off their commute each day,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney said. She had pushed to get the money through Congress, according to the Post. [NYP]Christopher Cameron

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