Earlier today Sen. Charles Schumer called on the MTA to move its bus depot on the Yonkers waterfront to make way for a redevelopment project.
Yonkers officials asked for Schumer’s help after what they described as six months of fruitless talks with the MTA.
“For as long as the bus depot sits there on prime real estate, Yonkers’ waterfront development plan and its potential for its developers remain in a holding plan,” said Schumer.
In a letter dated today, MTA chairman Joseph J. Lhota explained to Schumer that the land is owned by New York City. He also stated that his agency would need $25 million to build a new bus depot and temporary facilities during the construction period.
“It is important to note that while we have identified a potential replacement site, the City of Yonkers has yet to identify any suitable location,” Lhota wrote. “The MTA will continue to discuss this matter with the City of Yonkers and we will move forward when the City and its private developers are able to provide the necessary funding for the MTA to adequately relocate its facilities.”
Here is a copy of his letter:
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