SystemsConsciousness wrote:Criticism is great. It helps shape ideas. I am all for criticism.
If you're for criticism, why don't you take the 6 pages worth and actually think about what you've been proposing instead of repeating yourself over and over again. Continuing to pester people with the same idea is not going to convince them. You need to provide objective evidence that it's 1) provides a service that is needed
and not just what you want, 2) the cost of implementing it is not going to exceed the benefit, and in this case, 3) will be benficial to a majority of the riders.
I hope it won't be necessary to repeat why you haven't provided evidence for all 3 points. The others in this forum have provided plenty of examples.
SystemsConsciousness wrote:Now to the substance of your issue you have proposed about the A train to New Lots? Isn't New Lots on the 2/5 train? Not very serious at all at thinking creatively.
I really don't understand the vitriol here. Sure some ideas require lots of money and therefore seem impractical, I understand that. But G service to Manhattan is potentially not expensive at all. The criticism of this idea, when it is not ad hominum, is either it is not needed--people can change and when things are working well, there is no need for direct service or it is compared to an expensive sports car that everyone would want, but can not be afforded. Logic can be flummoxing to the best of us, but trying to reconcile this has been difficult to say the least.
I don't understand why you can't tell when somebody is joking, making an idiomatic expression, or making a serious comment. Note that when the person posted about the (A), he added a smiley
after it. Shouldn't this be enough of a clue that it's a joke?
"This is an Raritan Valley express train to Allentown stopping at Newark Penn Station, Westfield, Plainfield, Bridgewater, Somerville, Raritan, High Bridge, Philipsburg, Easton, Bethlehem, and Allentown. Transfer at Newark for service to West Trenton and Lakehurst. Next stop is Newark."