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Re: Left Behind by the Nationís Largest Subway System

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Sun Dec 31 13:06:20 2017, in response to Re: Left Behind by the Nationís Largest Subway System, posted by 3-9 on Sun Dec 31 10:53:08 2017.

The other purpose of the RBB is to provide a service that cuts across Queens.

That purpose should be deferred until the percentage people further than 1/2 mile from a subway stop falls below 5%. The first priority should be for these people because they really have been left behind.

I don't agree that you should limit it only to home<->job trips. I'm saying you should consider ANY trips over a mile.

There's no easy way for the public to measure origin/destination (O/D) trip preferences. The commute to work is an exception because the LEHD census data comes from forms used for tax purposes.

All other O/D preference reports use survey data, which is far less reliable, much more expensive to obtain and far less specific for planning purposes. It would be nice to include discretionary trips but reliable data isn't available.

There's also the priority question. We view providing inexpensive reliable transportation between home and work for all as a practical necessity. It's easy to get diverted from the primary purpose with less important frills that masquerade as necessities.

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