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Re: Left Behind by the Nationís Largest Subway System

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Thu Dec 28 18:43:53 2017, in response to Re: Left Behind by the Nationís Largest Subway System, posted by SLRT on Thu Dec 28 16:17:22 2017.

It pays to prioritize problems by the number of people affected. That way a limited resource (like amount of money to be spent) will have its biggest return.

Here are the numbers for # of people, workers and jobs located more than 0.5 miles from a subway station. The SIRT counts as a subway.

"New York";32519;10076;24670
"Staten Island";348695;95706;46805

As you can see, Staten Island ranks third in population and workers and fourth in jobs that are in a transit desert.

The proposed subway expansion projects don't really expand access to those people/workers/jobs located in transit deserts. This goes for all the usual suspects: the SAS; the Triborough Connection; the Rockaway Beach Branch; the Lower Montauk; and several more proposed by the RPA. It's also ironic that the SBS services also ignore transit deserts. The proposed projects are designed to provide more service to those who already enjoy it.


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