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Old 10-08-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Newport Jersey City,NJ
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Here comes the "oh sht did i just do that" moment for the governor....

Governor reconsiders cancellation



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Old 10-08-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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We already have that hideous mega WTF mall being built in the meadowlands that's probably going to attract heaps of NYC tourist and kill business in Paramus and clog up Rt 3 to no end- Not that the Meadowlands Mall idea isn't so bad (because it could do well, who knows), but the location is friggin idiotic- Next to the Giants/Jets stadium?? Atlantic City could of had that.
The developers must be blind, deaf and dumb.

As for the hudson tunnel- I Think it's too late, should of did that before the Meadowlands Mall was ever a thought.

They should of just made Hudson County "Hudson City" and called it a day- IT would gain recognition, bring in tourism ($$$), and be a hell of a lot cheaper.. But you know, the greedy bastards in Trenton want neighborhoods to be "Cities".
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Here comes the "oh sht did i just do that" moment for the governor....

Governor reconsiders cancellation


Awesome summary.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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Here comes the "oh sht did i just do that" moment for the governor....

Governor reconsiders cancellation
In my opinion it's more of federal govt trying to sweeten the deal so Gov Christie will be back on board with the project rather than Gov backtracking his decision.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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I understand that but NNJ is ALREADY densely populated.....
Not sure how I feel on the rail tunnel except that the price was mighty high & I don't believe we can afford it at this time...
Unfornatly we live in the Bos-Wash corridor , sandwiched between 2 cities. The State will continue to grow , but its looking like the Urban areas will absorb most of the that. TOD will be built around Train stations in the suburbs more then the Urban areas. Hopefully the cities will stop the sprawl in the Western and Central areas of Jersey.

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And how is that a direct, one train, commute into Penn Station?
No you will take the Light Rail form Hawthorne to Hoboken Terminal and the PATH to 33rd that may sound like a more longer journey and it is , but you'll save alot. The Full Hawthorne - North Bergen line opens in 2019. Its being redesigned , becuz NJT royally screwed up this one too. But this project is very cheap since its Diesel and the ROW is cheap aswell.

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We already have that hideous mega WTF mall being built in the meadowlands that's probably going to attract heaps of NYC tourist and kill business in Paramus and clog up Rt 3 to no end- Not that the Meadowlands Mall idea isn't so bad (because it could do well, who knows), but the location is friggin idiotic- Next to the Giants/Jets stadium?? Atlantic City could of had that.
The developers must be blind, deaf and dumb.

As for the hudson tunnel- I Think it's too late, should of did that before the Meadowlands Mall was ever a thought.

They should of just made Hudson County "Hudson City" and called it a day- IT would gain recognition, bring in tourism ($$$), and be a hell of a lot cheaper.. But you know, the greedy bastards in Trenton want neighborhoods to be "Cities".
This state in all depts seem to be a Runaway Freight train.......
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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Default What went down..

LaHood said "yo Tubby. You turn down these federal dollars and you won't see another buck come New Jersey's way for years."

Gov. Krispie - making enemies everywhere since 2010
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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In my opinion it's more of federal govt trying to sweeten the deal so Gov Christie will be back on board with the project rather than Gov backtracking his decision.
Exactly, unless they come up with more dough it ain't happening.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Shouldnt NY pay for part of the project?
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Ocean County, NJ
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Shouldnt NY pay for part of the project?
Considering NJ, NY and the federal government are all in states of budget crises, all are essentially bankrupt, and all would have to borrow money, I'd say that none of them should pay for any part of the project since none of them can afford it.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Considering NJ, NY and the federal government are all in states of budget crises, all are essentially bankrupt, and all would have to borrow money, I'd say that none of them should pay for any part of the project since none of them can afford it.
I agree, starting a new transit project when you have PATCO trains in S. Jersey that are the oldest in the nation and falling apart is not very wise.
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