Cuomo: Big Problem Coming Down the Tracks

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 17:  A man walks to board an Amtrak train in Penn Station November 17, 2005 in New York City.  Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said today that the board of Amtrak is looking for a new

If you're among the hundreds who commute from the Rensselaer train station to New York City's Penn Station every day, expect some big delays and headaches this summer.  

As has been widely reported, Amtrak is planning track repair work which will reduce train service, and officials are saying it will throw a monkey wrench into the entire system.  

"Make no mistake," Gov. Cuomo told the "Capitol Pressroom.  "We have a real headache coming down the tracks."

"We do need need massive construction work," the governor said.  "And that's going to reduce trains."

The governor has asked the Trump administration for federal help in paying for the work, as has Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).  Service plans are still in the works, but Amtrak has said LIRR and NJ Transit customers will be severely impacted for much of the summer.

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