mtuandrew wrote: ↑Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:54 amDowntown Amsterdam is a dump and has been for many many years. Moving the station a mile or so east isnt going to change a thing other than put it back sorta where it was.Railjunkie wrote: ↑Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:31 am Not for nothing but... Where is all this money coming from for this grand plan? NYS dosen't have it. People are leaving this state account the high tax rate, Ill be one of them in about 9 years.I can’t speak to New York State’s finances, but it’s possible that the higher minimum wage will lead to more income tax revenue overall. One can only borrow so much money after all without sufficient collateral.
Borrowing isnt the answer NYS credit rating has been like a yo yo for the past ten years. Herr Coumo dosen't give two * about anything north of Westchester. If you saw a bill he recently passed you would think he didn't care about anyone in the state.
People are leaving the state how could an increase in the minimum wage help. There is not a lot of manufacturing jobs left in NY. Most of the cities are slowly dying because of this. The taxes fall onto the residence not the large companies that were once major employers.
njt/mnrrbuff wrote: ↑Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:39 am The station in Amsterdam should be moved much closer to the downtown area rather than keep it where it is. That would not only enable people to be dropped off in the downtown area. Yes, it would help enable a second platform to be built.Yep, that was why I like Riverlink Park as a potential location in particular. You can’t really get much more downtown, parking and associated retail is available at the Riverview Center, there’s a pedestrian bridge across the highway and tracks already, and there is room for a third and eventual fourth track. That said I’ve never been to Amsterdam and don’t know what Riverview Center is like, or if it’s the kind of place where you would want a train station.