The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is working with the New York State Housing Finance Agency on a potential development at the Metro North train station in Beacon, N.Y., that could become a model for other transportation oriented development.

The collaboration with the HFA was one of nearly a dozen initiatives announced or highlighted yesterday by Gov. David Patersonand MTA executive director and chief executive officer Elliot Sander as part of the MTA's overall sustainability plan which seeks to reduce the transportation authority's environmental impact.

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