MTA?s West Side rail yard development is a hot topic for Bronx lawmakers

In just a few days the MTA will decide the fate of the West Side rail yard, which is a hot topic for Bronx lawmakers.The New York Jets want to build a football field and convention center at the site. Opponents say a stadium is too expensive and would bring too much traffic to the area. Those in favor of the stadium say it would create more than 20,000 new jobs and generate $1 billion a year in tax revenue. While some politicians agree that jobs are needed in the Bronx, others say taxpayer money could be better spent on education. Cablevision, News 12's parent company, and Transgas Energy have also bid on the rail yard. While the MTA is supposed to make a decision on Thursday, there is word they may ask for a one-week extension.

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