Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

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  by XBNSFer
 
Jeff Smith wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:35 pm Gonna hijack me a thread here and repurpose it. I was searching DMU's for an LIRR topic, and came across this:

http://web.mta.info/mta/planning/nsaa/p ... Report.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

[snip]
"Exclusive, fixed rail guideway" is a stupid idea, like every other stupid "exclusive" rail line that has been constructed in the NYC/Northern NJ metro area. Every one of those "trains to the planes" and such should have been constructed as extensions of existing systems using the same equipment and requiring no additional "transfers" and waiting times be introduced. But then why make it convenient or inexpensive to use? Then it might actually BE used by a lot more people - wouldn't want THAT, now would we?!
  by ajp
 
wasn’t there a piece of the ROW that was tsken over by a restaurant who laid down a piece of track and had displayed an original SIRT car
  by XBNSFer
 
Not exactly; there is a restaurant along Richmnd Terrace that has the old ROW right behind it (was R.H. Tuggs back in the day when I remember it; I might have even eaten there once). They "fixed up" a small stretch of the track behind the restaurant, as I understand it, so it wasn't such an eyesore as the rest of it. But no car was on display.
  by Jeff Smith
 
Not looking good for rail: https://www.thecity.nyc/transportation/ ... rk-airport

Looks like they're going with an BRT option, but are not precluding Light Rail.
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The potential route from Tottenville to Newark Liberty International Airport is among a pair preliminarily picked by the agency as part of its West Shore transit alternatives analysis.

A second bus rapid transit line option could someday connect the Staten Island Railway’s Arthur Kill station to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail in Bayonne.
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The MTA says the Tottenville-Newark route could connect to the North Shore’s proposed bus rapid transit route, which aims to take advantage of five miles of dedicated roadway along old railroad lines to get commuters to the St. George Ferry Terminal faster.
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The project currently lacks funding for its environmental impact study, a critical step.
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  by oknazevad
 
XBNSFer wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Jeff Smith wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:35 pm Gonna hijack me a thread here and repurpose it. I was searching DMU's for an LIRR topic, and came across this:

http://web.mta.info/mta/planning/nsaa/p ... Report.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

[snip]
"Exclusive, fixed rail guideway" is a stupid idea, like every other stupid "exclusive" rail line that has been constructed in the NYC/Northern NJ metro area. Every one of those "trains to the planes" and such should have been constructed as extensions of existing systems using the same equipment and requiring no additional "transfers" and waiting times be introduced. But then why make it convenient or inexpensive to use? Then it might actually BE used by a lot more people - wouldn't want THAT, now would we?!
When saying "exclusive" here, they're referring to it not being in mixed traffic, not that it is a separate system.

Though as Jeff noted, they look to be doing the cheap bus routine here.