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Old 07-10-2017, 09:31 AM
 
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Organizing against Cuomo? Are you kidding me? Who is going to back up the person(s) when trouble comes such as arrest by police officer? I don't think you will. So, why would you think others are going to put their live at risk for the sake of your frustration?
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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By the way, I disagree with Giuliani a lot, but even his biggest detractors would say he had a lot of personality. Lhota was blah, and tried to run on a connection to Giuliani, but Bloomberg in riding Giuliani's coattails to power had exhausted using Giuliani's name to run for office (Bloomberg never would have won if not for Rudy's backing).
Folk forgot what happened in 2001.....

1. 9/11, which pushed the primaries back!

2. Mark Green's beef with Freddy Ferrer, among other things, which caused a split among Democrats

3. Yes, Rudy's backing of Bloomberg. However, it wasn't the only factor....!
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:24 AM
 
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I like cuomo besides MTA mess but I don't take the train enough to be effected by the delays.
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:14 AM
 
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Oh, yeah, all republicans fantasize about sitting in traffic for days on end. Isn't the MTA spending quite a lot on new things like LIRR straight to Grand Central instead of just Penn Station, and the Second Ave subway? Did all of the support and money come exclusively from democrats?
East side access is a waste of money pushed by Republicans from Long Island. The LIRR services a tiny percentage of overall ridership, that money could be better spent finishing the second ave line or upgrading the signal system for the subways.

Republicans are the ones that constantly deny the MTA adequate funding, and the ones that reject new sources of revenue like congestion pricing. In fact, Republicans from Long Island are all too happy to siphon all the MTA for useless projects like east side access while denying any additional funding for the subways. Republicans of the past, while never Transits biggest ally, at least used to consider funding tansit, like pataki did. Now, if they had their wAy, they would privatize the system, and let Transit prices skyrocket while continuing to subsidize cheap roads.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:55 PM
 
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East side access is a waste of money pushed by Republicans from Long Island. The LIRR services a tiny percentage of overall ridership, that money could be better spent finishing the second ave line or upgrading the signal system for the subways.

Republicans are the ones that constantly deny the MTA adequate funding, and the ones that reject new sources of revenue like congestion pricing. In fact, Republicans from Long Island are all too happy to siphon all the MTA for useless projects like east side access while denying any additional funding for the subways. Republicans of the past, while never Transits biggest ally, at least used to consider funding tansit, like pataki did. Now, if they had their wAy, they would privatize the system, and let Transit prices skyrocket while continuing to subsidize cheap roads.
People from Queens also use the LIRR, and it's the only wat to reach some parts of Queens. Plus believe it or not people sometimes take the commuter trains or the buses to the suburbs to visit friends or family or for work or other reasons.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Pataki, for example, wasn't a bad governor
yeah ok
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:33 PM
 
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People from Queens also use the LIRR, and it's the only wat to reach some parts of Queens. Plus believe it or not people sometimes take the commuter trains or the buses to the suburbs to visit friends or family or for work or other reasons.
Whether people from queens use the LIRR or not is besides the point. If we look at overall ridership, including people from queens, the LIRR ridership is tiny in comparison to that of the subway. Therefore, our priorities should always be the subways first, as they service the greatest amount of people by far. The 6 billion plus dollars spent on East side access would serve far more riders if it had been used to improve the subways. If board members were appointed based on ridership and not on a per county basis, foolishness like east side access wouldn’t happen. If Long Islanders really needed east side access they could have raised the bond money to pay for it themselves rather than building on the backs of subway riders.
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