FRN9 wrote:1. Correct. The proposed third runway, which is at least 30 years away, would require a major reconfiguration of the airport and PATH could be integrated at that time. And technically speaking, anything is possible if you throw enough money at something. But to cut-and-cover across an active airfield will never happen.
1. The plan to expand Newark Airport involve removing parts of all 3 terminals. Obviously this is a major project and while they are doing it, it would be possible to build PATH integration at the same time. The PATH can be tunneled underneath the AOA as part of these renovations. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/nyreg ... wanted=all
2. Maybe the problem with the Union County Light Rail initiative was that it wasn't ambitious enough and didn't have the shared station with RVL and mall/parking idea.
3. If some local developer would make a lot of money on the project (and give some of it in donations to politicians), then the Christie administration could squash any local opposition. There would be plenty of local jobs at the mall.
2. I think the problem was that its projected ridership wasn't high enough to support a cost-benefit analysis.
3. Are you really that naive? I'm not going to dignify this last point with a response, sorry.
You can't fix stupid, but stupid eventually fixes itself.