Kelly&Kelly wrote: ↑Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:20 am
Ignoring political issues and the like, in my experience starting in 1992 the LIRR parts of NYP - and any other part you had to go through to get to and from it, have been a run down dump. Now it will be a brighter place, much higher ceiling, no food, someday some unaffordable food, but I'm guessing it will continue to be a poorly maintained dump.
As to GCT, the homeless infested food court started out nice, but seems long since forgotten by MTA. Leading to the obvious question - however fancy the new well buried terminal starts out, do we really expect it to be any better maintained? Do we expect any more accountability? I'm guessing that within months of opening (no idea what year) one will be lucky to find a working UP escalator, a place to get rid of your garbage (other than the tracks), edible and affordable food (without getting pan handled). And that MTA figures this too and wants to keep costs super low and do what ever it can get away with in avoiding union entanglements.