mcgrath618 wrote: ↑Wed May 01, 2019 11:28 am PATCO should, in all seriousness, be treated like the PATH of Philadelphia. Have it work on the same faring system as SEPTA, and have it just be a way to get into Jersey from the city, not to get around Philadelphia. This would allow for the BRS to actually maybe get a few riders, which could then justify an extension or even (and I am being VERY optimistic here) a construction of the full loop.you do realize that PATH doesn't even work this way? It has its own fare system that integrates with absolutely nothing else in NYC (it won't even take EasyPay MetroCards). And it, just like PATCO, has a 4-station spur that runs within Manhattan.
Frankly what PATCO needs is a proper connection to 30th St, where people can transfer to whatever mode they need. The current lack of a direct Regional Rail + Amtrak connection is pretty sad given the distances are so small. Extend the line west to Penn Medicine, then go north to 30th. Build a pedestrian tunnel to connect to 37th St and add street entrances to both stations along the way.