cruiser939 wrote:Where did I say that monitoring traffic situations is part of my job?
cruiser939 wrote:You don't seem to understand that I am well aware of the traffic situations. Not just there but at several key areas around the state. It's kind of part of my job.
...which signifies that you are are all talk.
cruiser939 wrote:All I said was that I am aware of where there are traffic problems around the state and that knowledge is part of what allows me to effectively do my job.
Nope. It does not. Re-read your response.
cruiser939 wrote:If you want to say rude things that you think will be hurtful to me but will help make your point, I encourage you to do so, either on here or by pm.
No need. I think you've proven just how flustered you can get by going back and forth with me here...thinking you know everything under the sun about the railroad industry. Employee or not, you are not the end-all authority.
cruiser939 wrote:I'm a big boy, I can handle being called names which apparently you can't. Every time the word railfan or foamer get's thrown out it's like the end of the world with you. You are always preaching "but it will help".
I once again ask you to refer back to the census data I posted on the other thread. I can't get any more clearer then that.
As for being called a "railfan" or "foamer." Railfan I am better with...albeit I am not a person who goes out of his way to take pictures or ride trains...but I like to keep up with the news in the field, look at the pictures and STUDY the alternatives out there to come to a conclusion on whether or not something will work.
Foamer is a derogatory term which has been around on the internet for quite a long time. I doubt you even know what it means.
cruiser939 wrote:Sooner or later you'll have to face the fact that just helping isn't always a good enough cause. Why is it that you think spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a service that will barely run and will take a few cars off the road is such a good idea? Because those few cars are no longer there so traffic will ease all of a sudden? Come on dude...
See, your problem cruiser is that you have a one-track mind. I have made my arguments for this service clear... several key points that are pretty compelling and have raw data to support them. I believe you (and only you) are skewed. The other NJT employees have either had logical thoughts, or have not tried to break the ideals of people. You like to try and deconstruct people's views...and if they happen to disagree with you, you continue to push it until all out arguments break out. Sometimes, it's fun... but there comes a time where a person like you needs to look beyond the general information you have, and challenge your perceptions. You accuse me of foaming at every project and not forming logical arguments, I can accuse you of being rigid and self-centered in your own method of thinking... and while I don't expect people on this board to just come out and agree with it, i'm sure there are people that see it.
cruiser939 wrote:What's ironic is that many of the projects listed that you don't support are actually good projects that have huge benefits. I know it shouldn't come as a surprise to me since you throw your heart and soul behind every stupid little rinky-dink project that get's mentioned, but perhaps there's something greater to be learned here. Maybe you are like the anti-progress railfan? That'd make you somewhat unique I guess.
There are benefits with these projects. I disagree with implementation, terminus, etc. ARC was one big example which bluntly, I am glad was cancelled...There was no support from New York City for this, the terminus would have been far away from critical business centers, and the price tag and terms for the State of New Jersey would have been too high. Economic benefits? Unknown...as we are officially in a double dip recession (or depending on who you talk to, we never got out of the first recession) and I doubt that capacity would have met demand quickly enough to off-set the costs.
cruiser939 wrote:Jiminy Cricket! Will you stop with the stupid challenges already!
Why? Not keen on taking them?
cruiser939 wrote:I know there's traffic there, what will me sitting in it accomplish?
If it were just you, nothing. If it were you, along with politicians, citizens, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the NJ Association of Railroad Passengers, Chambers of Commerce, and of course, historical societies, then we have a chance.
cruiser939 wrote:There's traffic all over the state. Should silly little services have money thrown at them everywhere there is traffic now?
If the study is warranted, then yes.
cruiser939 wrote:I'm real glad to know that you're "pounding" the ground out there drumming up support and that you have some fans on facebook. You do realize that some pretty hideous organizations such as terrorist groups have fans on facebook also right? Having fans there doesn't really add credibility. It's reveals a lot about you though that you think the support of 40 random people who demonstrate that ability to click a button trumps the experience of people who do this as a profession...
First of all, the mere fact that you would mention terrorist groups on Facebook, tells me your picture should be right up there with Bin Laden. Why would you even bother mentioning these groups publicly is beyond me. At first, I thought maybe you had some sort of security clearance, but even a person with security clearance (which I know quite a number of) would exercise more restraint then you in this instance. I can speculate on other motives, but I digress.
Second of all, I am going to be blunt...as I am in the Marketing field, what you said about credibility on Facebook is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. If Social Media outlets such as Facebook did not generate some sort of credibility for community groups, volunteer organizations, and name brands, then people like myself would not be using them to further causes. There are dark sides to Social Media (i.e. riots in London) but in the end, social media is there for organizations and movements to build credibility and get the word out faster. The Facebook page in question was actually mentioned in an article...which builds enough credibility in my opinion.
cruiser939 wrote:Who says it has to run into Hoboken? Are you honestly saying that you think it shouldn't? If so, you might be more misguided than I originally thought. Where (in your great service planning experience of course) would you have this service terminate and how, if it was anywhere other than Hoboken, would it make sense?
I will correct myself in this instance. It should run and terminate at the city centers where it will provide the most benefit...Hoboken being one. Someone on the Facebook page mentioned something about tracks under the Lincoln Tunnel that are still in tact and ultimately, could be used for this purpose to make a park and ride style station, but I think it is far fetched.
In this instance, I am not familiar with the rules centering on having NJT employees versus NYSW employees run the trains. I do know that NJT has a 99 year easement on the tracks (if I remember correctly) so running service on the NYSW is possible for NJT employees...