cruiser939 wrote:Study? All you've done is said there was traffic and sighted a census report which showed (very obviously) that people commute towards NYC for work. I'm not sure what studies you are talking about here at NJT, as I've made no mention of any. If you want some files, you are welcome to submit an OPRA request and pay the associated fee (I believe).
You have to actually count the people...which is something that obviously you do not grasp. You also have to understand such things as consumer behavior, where economic opportunities lie and what it would take for people to get direct and easy access to these opportunities. But considering you have not mentioned any of those items and I have, I don't expect you to grasp those key fundamental items.
cruiser939 wrote:Better, more reliable data? All the spreadsheet shows is that people commute towards NYC. That's a fact, I'm not disputing that. I'm simply saying that if that is your only basis for starting a service then every town deserves a train line towards NYC since the data is the same for just about every town in northern NJ. The only time I've brought up my employment with NJT is to say that I have a better idea than you about the cost associated with starting up and running a service than you do.
I never said that every town deserves rail service. But while we are on the subject, there IS a law that states every town in New Jersey requires a mass transit alternative. Look it up.
You mention you have a 'better idea' of the costs associated with starting and running a service and also imply that you have some sort of knowledge of traffic patterns and volume. Well... that data and information HAS to come from somewhere which once again, denotes that you have access to data and information which WE the PUBLIC do not. So, once again, enlighten us. Show us the data, case studies, white papers, or even articles that cite that this proposed solution is a bad idea. Otherwise, your credibility is just as much as the terrorist groups you quoted you know of on Facebook.
cruiser939 wrote:It should have been blatantly clear by now that I have more important concerns in life than whether I have your respect.
Well, if that's the case, then that would imply you have no respect for any NJT rider, citizen, or for that matter, anyone who posts here. If that is the case, why should I treat you with respect? Do you think I should treat you exactly the way you treat me or others here?
cruiser939 wrote:Still not sure about this retort. If my company takes it orders from politicians, shouldn't you be talking to them and not me?
It's called a multi-pronged attack. The citizens support the service, NJT supports it, the politicians then need to support it.
cruiser939 wrote:I have never claimed to have secret or undisclosed documents. I defy you to prove otherwise. I have only claimed to have inside information about the cost associated with starting up and running a service which I have shared before with this forum and yourself. No exact figures were given because every situation is different. I can draw on past projects and studies and use them as benchmarks.
You have not given any real hard numbers. Plus, considering you have the "knowledge" that has to come from more than the costs associated with starting a service. Case studies, white papers, articles, etc...even the studies you mention contribute to your knowledge. Rather than citing a reason and wrapping it around a rude remark, try backing your facts. I don't read every single post you make throughout this board. On the other hand, considering you try to get into an argument with me everywhere I post, i'm wondering what your motives are.
cruiser939 wrote:This makes no sense and you sound like an idiot. I've explained why I mentioned terrorists groups. Why don't you be a sport and explain why it was so egregious instead of being incredibly vague about it?
It's just a really bad example. You really have to read what you post. Those posts might make sense to you...but when others read them, they get a whole different impression. Put yourself in other people's shoes and see how they would interpret what you wrote.
And for the record, the more you respond, the more you look like a moronic idiot that is probably close to being fired from his (or her) job at NJT.
cruiser939 wrote:Oh boy, the pot calling the kettle black. Now who's on their "high horse"
Actually, I do. And unlike you, I can actually cite data and information to back my views up. Furthermore, unlike you, if someone DOES have a difference of opinion, while I try to disprove that opinion, I also respect it and I state that. I also cite when I am incorrect (which I have a couple of times to others if you have paid attention.)
cruiser939 wrote:Well why didn't you say they were residence before? That totally adds so much credibility.... Come on, seriously? If my town decided to build a huge sewer treatment plant for some reason and I clicked "like" on a facebook page then according to you I'm a credible supporter of the cause solely because I live in the town. You have to realize how foolish that sounds.
Foolish? I know these residents. They cited their support for the service and they want to help spread the word. Does that not say there's a credible movement forming?
I tell ya. You are giving NJT employees a bad name right now. I know there are better NJT employees out there...and I have even talked to them directly here and outside of this board. At the end though, you are just plain outright rude. That's all there is to it.