eolesen wrote:How many commuters only travel once a month? At a minimum you've just raised the cost of a monthly ticket by $40 (if you assume 20 commuting days a month).Tadman wrote: Look at it this way: Given seven long distance trains into NYC from the tunnels, and a train capacity of 400 each, that's 2800 passengers, or less than the capacity of two NJT trains.^^^ This ^^^
On the other hand, wikipedia posits daily ridership of 113,000 for NJT/NEC and 165,000 for Midtown Direct.
At best, the tunnels are a Port Authority project.
PFC's are paying for most of the improvements at airports today, so why not impose the equivalent of a $1 PFC each way on current tickets that transit the tunnels... PATH would clear $600M a year on that.
How many commuters stop commuting over a $2 tax increase?