I dont want to say this will never happen. But not anytime soon. What would be the benefit of the train tunnel for the city? And from where Bay Ridge or Manhattan?
Fan Railer wrote:on the other hand, just build a cannon that shoots people from south ferry to st george and vice versa. much more efficient lol.You mean like this?
jonnhrr wrote:I'm imagining a people-shooting Gatling gun.Fan Railer wrote:on the other hand, just build a cannon that shoots people from south ferry to st george and vice versa. much more efficient lol.You mean like this?
CarterB wrote:Can ANY subway routing from St.George to South Ferry Manhattan via Brooklyn actually, and in reality, beat the time/s of the SI Ferry?probably not unless you have nonstop trains from SI st george to downtown via brooklyn.
JCGUY wrote:You'd be better off with a truck tunnel under NY Harbbor than a rail freight tunnel. Nadler is like every other northeastern lib. with trains on the brain. This is an excellent takedown of the idiotic rail freight tunnel idea:The Northeast, California and Texas (because of oil) are the only states contributing more to federal government than they get back in spending. So if we want to spend money on trains, or universal health care, it should be our business. Thank you very much.
I guess when you take a burgeoning metro area and refuse to add road capacity for 40+ years, a rail freight tunnel might seem appealing, but no, there's no way, never, ever. I would like to see you tunnel advocates ask Amazon.com, CVS.com to send your books/meds to you via locomotive though.
FRN9 wrote:Rather than develop a subway to Staten Island because it is part of New York City, maybe the smarter idea would be to trade it with New Jersey for Jersey City and Hoboken (two places that have a subway direct to Manhattan) in return for NY State taking on a certain amount of NJ debt. If Russia could sell Alaska, then why can't New Jersey sell us two cities that are more similar to New York than New York's Staten Island?Ummmm no. have you ever been to s.i? s.i. is an overbuilt suburb with terrible transit. we'd rather keep j.c. and hoboken.