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Re: Why there are few off-street terminals in NYC?

Posted by Gotham Bus Co. on Tue Jun 11 20:58:32 2013, in response to Why there are few off-street terminals in NYC?, posted by RiverLINE3501 on Tue Jun 11 19:47:33 2013.

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Some of it is politics.

When the Main Street station rehab was in the design phase, there was a very serious, funded proposal to extend the unpaid zone under the Lippmann arcade and build an off-street terminal on or under Municipal Parking Field #1. The local elected officials, led by John Liu, led the hugely vocal opposition on the grounds that the area merchants needed subway passengers to walk by (and thus see) their stores on the way to and from the various buses. Of course, those same merchants still don't want to give up curb space so the buses can actually pick up those passengers.

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