October 14, 2017




Port Jervis, railroad officials, look at downtown options

Lots of open space surrounds the
current small parking lot at the
train station

PORT JERVIS – A possible at-grade railroad crossing at Fowler and Fourth Street, a potential parking garage versus railroad realignment to create hundreds of new downtown parking spaces and other related infrastructure options were among the topics of discussion Friday between Port Jervis city officials, local state legislators and MTA/Metro-North Railroad officials.

Mayor Kelly Decker said after the meeting that possibilities to advance the city’s economic development will continue to be discussed.

“What are the priorities for the city’s downtown revitalization and go back and do some homework and see where we could possibly look for funding for this and what order we want to do this in so that we make sure that Port Jervis continues to move forward,” Decker said.

Any funding for railroad-related improvement projects would have to come from the federal government, said Decker.

The Metro-North Port Jervis commuter rail line begins in that city and travels across Orange County before heading south to New Jersey.

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