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Old 05-02-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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It would connect to Port Chester and i'm sure they'll make sure the trains line up , so they meet each other. If i lived in New Canaan or Westport and worked in White Plains or Elmsford i would take the train....
Yeah, I guess so. It would be a long commute though, and even longer for those that commute to White Plains north of the shore.

I don't think a many people in Westport work in White Plains, realistically.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Yeah, I guess so. It would be a long commute though, and even longer for those that commute to White Plains north of the shore.

I don't think a many people in Westport work in White Plains, realistically.
People in the future if Gas keeps climbing and other things happen will probably opt for the train even if its longer.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Derby/Orange border
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Here's a novel idea: stop commuting to another state to work. And then, you won't have to worry about all that traffic. Encourage everyone you know, who works in one state and lives in another, to stop doing that. And then, the traffic will be more bearable for everyone, not just for you.

The Merritt is one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in the country. It is that, BECAUSE of how it was built, and BECAUSE of those bridges. Driving the Merritt during fall foliage used to be a huge huge deal for people who wanted to take a day-trip. Thanks to commuters who demand that they use a scenic route to get to another state to work, it is no longer such a great drive.

I say, deter all that traffic. Don't accommodate it. If you accommodate it, you lose one of the main reasons why people move to Connecticut in the first place: because it's a beautiful state. The Merritt is a historic part of that beauty.
That was a little uncalled for. Why I work in NY had a reason. I dont think it warrants sarcadm. I would love to work closer to home. Again, I have job security. I dont have the type of job to just quit and start over right now. But thanks for showing me a novel idea. I do agree there are too many commuters but thats life. Parkways should have adapted and kept up with the times.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Here's a novel idea: stop commuting to another state to work. And then, you won't have to worry about all that traffic. Encourage everyone you know, who works in one state and lives in another, to stop doing that. And then, the traffic will be more bearable for everyone, not just for you.

The Merritt is one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in the country. It is that, BECAUSE of how it was built, and BECAUSE of those bridges. Driving the Merritt during fall foliage used to be a huge huge deal for people who wanted to take a day-trip. Thanks to commuters who demand that they use a scenic route to get to another state to work, it is no longer such a great drive.

I say, deter all that traffic. Don't accommodate it. If you accommodate it, you lose one of the main reasons why people move to Connecticut in the first place: because it's a beautiful state. The Merritt is a historic part of that beauty.
If you want scenic and no crowds, perhaps you should move to Montana or something.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
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Why is it uncalled for? It's simple. It's an if-then statement.

IF you have a problem with traffic, on a road that was never intended to be used for commuting, then stop commuting on that road.

OR...stop complaining about the traffic.

Either way, your problem is solved.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Derby/Orange border
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Why is it uncalled for? It's simple. It's an if-then statement.

IF you have a problem with traffic, on a road that was never intended to be used for commuting, then stop commuting on that road.

OR...stop complaining about the traffic.

Either way, your problem is solved.
So I should stop working and just quit? I actually enjoy my ride on the Merritt, except for when I hit traffic. If you read my posts earlier, I just didnt understand why there is so much traffic and when there is traffic, I find alternate routes home.Life goes on..... I wasn't ranting or complaining and besides , I didnt even start this thread. Lol.
And I am sure there are plenty of people on here who dont like the traffic either. But its a forum so everyone is entitled to agree or disagree. I live in CT and work in NY,for now, and I accept that there is a traffic problem but that does not mean I have to be like it or not speak about it.....
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Why is it uncalled for? It's simple. It's an if-then statement.

IF you have a problem with traffic, on a road that was never intended to be used for commuting, then stop commuting on that road.

OR...stop complaining about the traffic.

Either way, your problem is solved.
So we can be unemployed like a certain poster [claims to be] on this board? *ahem*

It's obvious you're clueless when it comes to commuting in Fairfield County. Absolutely clueless.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Originally Posted by AnonChick View Post
Why is it uncalled for? It's simple. It's an if-then statement.

IF you have a problem with traffic, on a road that was never intended to be used for commuting, then stop commuting on that road.

OR...stop complaining about the traffic.

Either way, your problem is solved.
Hilarious! And commute how? What if the Merritt or 95 are the only practical routes?
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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What if the Merritt or 95 are the only practical routes?
Going by their twisted logic, we should probably just quit our jobs!
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Please stop the bickering and return to the original topic of this thread. Thank you, JayCT, Moderator
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