Maloney Tours East Side Access Site in Western Queens
“East Side Access will give the New York City and Queens economies a big shot in the arm and offer Sunnyside residents a quick route into Manhattan,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “With more than $2.4 billion in state and federal funds already committed to the project, East Side Access is moving forward with some real momentum.”
East Side Access will bring the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to Grand Central Station, carrying approximately 162,000 new passengers, including 5,000 residents of Western Queens, every day. The project includes a new LIRR station in Sunnyside, near Queens Boulevard and Skillman Avenue. This station will allow Western Queens residents to make a nonstop trip to Penn Station and will also be used by commuters heading to the fast-growing Long Island City business district, the fourth-largest business center in New York City. Congresswoman Maloney, a strong supporter of East Side Access, has worked with her colleagues in the New York delegation to direct more than $600 million in federal funds to the project since FY 1998.