(DNAINFO) Katie Honan — A long-shuttered Long Island Rail Road station along Broadway could reopen now that the city and state have agreed to fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s five-year capital plan.
Last year, the MTA set aside $40 million to reactivate the stop in Elmhurst, between Cornish and Whitney avenues, after surveying commuters in 2013.
Politicians have pushed for the MTA to reopen the stop — which was discontinued back in 1985 due to low ridership — amid a surge in the neighborhood’s population in the past three decades.
Now the plan looks closer to becoming a reality after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio agreed last weekend on how to share funds for the MTA’s five-year capital plan.