[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book I)]
[March 4, 1998]
[Page 328]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on the Accord on a New Railroad Station for New York City
March 4, 1998

    Last October, at the request of Senator Moynihan, the White House began meetings with the Department of 
Transportation, the U.S. Postal Service, the General Services 
Administration, Amtrak, the Pennsylvania Station Redevelopment 
Corporation, and local officials to find a way to designate the James 
Farley Post Office Building in New York City as the new home for Penn 
    Today I am happy to announce that an accord has been reached on Penn 
Station and plans to restore the James Farley Post Office Building are 
now underway. I applaud Senator Moynihan's leadership and those involved in creating this 
magnificent opportunity.
    In 1993, I asked Congress to act on a vision to build a new, 
beautiful railroad station in Manhattan worthy of the future and worthy 
of New York City. Today that vision has become a reality.