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Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line

Posted by J trainloco on Mon May 14 15:17:22 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by BrooklynBus on Mon May 14 14:35:55 2012.

Maybe not you,but it has been compared to the Second Avenue subway. People stated how can we afford this if we can't even complete the SAS . You can put the Rockaway line in operation for about what it costs to build three quarters of a mile of SAS.

I definitely agree with you on that point. I agree that all of our underutilized ROWs (and that includes some ROWs which are currently in operation but not used as much as they could be) should be put to work, because that would be the most cost effective means of expanding our mass transit network, even in areas where development isn't all that dense yet.

As for your other comment regarding luxury bus service,that would be true if all they want to access is one or two neighborhoods and not a good portion of the city. It would have to be a combination of public and private monies.

But I think that is what they're shooting for. As I stated in my other post, this issue first came up when Genting proposed paying for a limited stop A train. It seems they're trying to find a way to attract Manhattan customers, not provide expanded service to local neighborhoods, who would probably take a car and park in the parking lots they will provide.


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