Report: New Penn Station Plans Call For More Light, Less Crowding
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Big changes are in the works for Penn Station.
Newsday is detailing plans for a major overhaul of the transit hub.
According to the paper, the Long Island Rail Road, Amtrak and New Jersey Transit have hired a Los Angeles consulting firm to come up with ideas to revitalize the station.
Changes could include bringing in more upscale tenants, adding natural lighting and removing the Long Island Rail Road's main departure board to relieve crowding.
More long-term goals include repurposing the Amtrak waiting area once it moves to Moynihan Station.
The first improvements are expected as part of the MTA's next capital improvement plan which begins in 2015.