liftedjeep wrote:No, I'm not from South Jersey, but have plenty of experience visiting, because of family who have moved down there and a relationship I had in college with someone who went to Rowan. NJT has to work with the money it is provided, and never operated the PRSL. How is NJTransit to blame for the fact that the PRSL no longer runs? How much support for increased mass transit is there in South Jersey? From what I can see, the Republican representatives elected in most parts down there think mass transit is for communists. I am not the one voting for these people. And yes, that does not describe ALL of South Jersey -- there are urban areas.ryanov wrote:I'm guessing you're not from South Jersey due to your idiotic post!
As for the outrage at NJT, South Jersey's BS is a lot of the reason we're in this mess. Elect Christie, don't want to pay taxes, etc... eventually you get a non-functioning railroad. South Jersey also is so poorly developed -- housing developments in former cornfields all over the place -- that it's hard to properly serve with mass transit, so there isn't as much and people don't use what's there because it's not convenient.
First and foremost, NJ Transit is the reason "we're in this mess", not South Jersey. South Jersey once hosted over two dozen short lines and railroads before they were gobbled up and consolidated by the PRR, and eventually turning into the PRSL, which was one of the most successful railroads in the state of New Jersey.
liftedjeep wrote:Of all the municipalities in New Jersey to hold the label of City, Vineland is the largest in total area. Last time I checked, Vineland was located in South Jersey. And my "poorly developed housing development" in my beautiful Southern New Jersey town where I currently reside, is/was nowhere near a cornfield!!Largest city in total land area is not a positive metric for mass transit service; surely you realize that larger/less dense make it more difficult to serve via mass transit. Vineland does have a variety of bus service. I've ridden many of those buses between Philadelphia and Glassboro. There are some towns that are walkable, generally ribbons of the area along former railroad lines, or along the AC Line. But there are just as many "towns" down there along "Something-Hyphen-Something" road with low density housing on big former cornfields. Even along the Atlantic City, we're not talking about arriving into a downtown at basically any stop.
lifted jeep wrote:Do your homework next time you post, and wherever you are from, do us all a favor here in South Jersey, and stay there!!!I've done my homework and am quite happy up here. I would personally benefit from increased mass transit in NJ, and perhaps the political changes that have occurred down there in the past couple of election cycles will change the landscape there.
The long and short of it is that densely populated areas have mass transit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... on_Map.png" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I honestly don't know if the majority of people live in densely populated parts of south Jersey or in "unincorporated areas," but this certainly makes it seem like the North is a lot more densely populated (with the exception of the west). https://statisticalatlas.com/state/New- ... Population" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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