Sarge wrote:I don't think so, but you're (by the way, that's the correct spelling of the contraction "you are") entitled to your (the correct usage of the possessive pronoun) opinion. I may be mistaken, but I am not misguided, nor do you know me well enough to make such a statement.
Are you the internet police or something, why don't you stick to the content being discussed and don't look for imperfections in the manner of it's delivery.
Sarge wrote:So the Port Authority is spending a lot of money on a SI port. Wow. Don't get me wrong; SI has been the neglected step-child of NYC for far too long, and I'm glad to see the investment there. However, all of that investment goes towards connections with NEW JERSEY. Replace the Goethals Bridge? As with their belated investment in SI, I say "finally!" and "about time!". But again, does the Goethals connect SI with NY proper in any way?
The Port Authority's mission is to facilitate and maintain transportation infrastructure between New York and New Jersey, they are not responsible for intra State commerce in New York rather inter state between New York and New Jersey. The MTA/Tri-Borough bridge/NY State DOT are responsible for building and maintaining infrastructure within the state of New York.
Sarge wrote:LGA has gotten the shaft for only the last 10 or 20 years? And you claim JFK is getting tons of investment? Please. How much does the PA reap from those two airports?
With the same argument how much revenues do the Port Authority generate from Newark Airport, Teterboro airport, New Jersey commuters paying tolls, Port Newark/Elizabeth etc..
Again JFK has seen a tremendous amount of investment over the past 10 years from the Port Authority:
New American airlines terminal replacing T-8/T-9, $1.1 Billion
New IAB Terminal 4 ($800 million)
New Terminal One ($500 Million)
New Terminal 5 (Jetblue terminal) ($800 MIllion)
Several new parking garages
JFK Airtrain ($3 Billion)
At EWR Terminal C received a $800 MIllion dollar remodeling, and Terminal B is receiving a $350 MIllion refurbishment.