The MTA has amended its four-year budget to allot $4 million to study potentially extending a light rail service from New Jersey to stops in New York's Staten Island.
According to the MTA, the system would carry commuters over the Bayonne Bridge and connect them with New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. According to the Jersey Journal, the MTA has not reached out to Bayonne city officials yet.
Staten Island officials and the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation had previously called for a light rail on the 13-mile-long West Shore area of the island. Two preliminary studies were conducted previously - one in 2004 and one in 2009.
Both were initial analyses, looking at whether the corridor would support it and creating potential ridership numbers.