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Old 05-18-2018, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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This horse is dead.
Stop dragging it.
No sir we will not! We will beat every dead horse we can find, drag their bodies to the Sound and build a bridge across it upon their rotting carcasses!

Good day, sir!
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Another one? The existing two are not enough?
Port Jeff has been screwy lately. Web site goes down, takes forever to reach them on the phone. They had 2 ferries out of service late April. One was regular maintenance, the other was an accident damaging a rudder or something of that ilk.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:08 AM
exm
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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People are against the tunnel because they don't like the ventilation shafts. Unbelievable. The tunnel will go way under their communities, and I'm sure they'll find a good place for these shafts.

Locals will properly get a huge property value boost due to the proximity to the mainland. Probably around the tunnel you'll see restaurants, hotel and gas station opportunities.

But... those ventilation shafts!!!
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:58 AM
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People are against the tunnel because they don't like the ventilation shafts. Unbelievable. The tunnel will go way under their communities, and I'm sure they'll find a good place for these shafts.
NIMBYs: giving Long Island the shaft since 1968
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Took Russia 27 months to build 11.2 mile bridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMlaXmACzeg
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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People are against the tunnel because they don't like the ventilation shafts. Unbelievable. The tunnel will go way under their communities, and I'm sure they'll find a good place for these shafts.

Locals will properly get a huge property value boost due to the proximity to the mainland. Probably around the tunnel you'll see restaurants, hotel and gas station opportunities.

But... those ventilation shafts!!!
The tunnel would be going under properties which are already very pricey once you move beyond Syosset. I doubt these homeowners want any ventilation buildings towering near their homes. No matter how one tries to sell the hidden tunnel that's convenient to the mainland, those ventilation buildings will stand out. Yes, it is NIMBY, no argument there.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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People are against the tunnel because they don't like the ventilation shafts. Unbelievable. The tunnel will go way under their communities, and I'm sure they'll find a good place for these shafts.
But... those ventilation shafts!!!
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I doubt these homeowners want any ventilation buildings towering near their homes.
I am guessing these ventilation shafts might serve two purposes, bring fresh air into the traffic tunnel for the motorists, and vent out all the carbon monoxide. So would residents near them experience a depletion of fresh air and increase in the latter?
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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People are against the tunnel because they don't like the ventilation shafts. Unbelievable. The tunnel will go way under their communities, and I'm sure they'll find a good place for these shafts.

Locals will properly get a huge property value boost due to the proximity to the mainland. Probably around the tunnel you'll see restaurants, hotel and gas station opportunities.

But... those ventilation shafts!!!

Given how often and how Long Islanders have been getting the shaft I’d have thought a few more wouldn’t even be noticed.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I drove 3 days in a row to Bridgeport, CT this weekend for a kids' thing and this tunnel cannot come soon enough. Will have to do it quite a few more times the rest of the year. 72mi. sometimes taking 2hrs in traffic instead of what would be 24mi. Huge difference.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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Can anyone provide a link where CD posters in Connecticut, Westchester or any upstate location are bemoaning the challenge of getting to LI and wish the connection would be built?
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