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Old 01-11-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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POLITICIANS screwed up the 1912 and 1922 plans to bring the subway to and through Staten Island. I think its time Islanders DEMAND plans to bring the subway to the island. Enough already.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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POLITICIANS screwed up the 1912 and 1922 plans to bring the subway to and through Staten Island. I think its time Islanders DEMAND plans to bring the subway to the island. Enough already.
...With a healthy dose of obstructionism from Robert Moses. Did you know that the Verrazano was designed to carry a transit line? (The Throgs Neck between Queens and The Bronx was, too). He made sure that wouldn't happen.

I agree with you; it's time to un-do the mistakes of the past.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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How would mass transit help Staten Island?
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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How would mass transit help Staten Island?
It would reduce dependence on cars--in a large city, that's a good thing!
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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How would mass transit help Staten Island?
SI is very traffic congested.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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Half a million people on an island with only four bridges and a ferry.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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I don't understand why it is so hard to get subway access to the city from SI. I understand they voted against it before, but from what I heard commute times range from I don't see how anyone could like it that way.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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I don't understand why it is so hard to get subway access to the city from SI. I understand they voted against it before, but from what I heard commute times range from I don't see how anyone could like it that way.
Maybe the building a giant tunnel or bridge part?
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Maybe the building a giant tunnel or bridge part?
From what I heard they already have a bridge equipped to handle commuter train lines.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:01 PM
 
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From what I heard they already have a bridge equipped to handle commuter train lines.
See above (post #122).

There was also a proposal to build a tunnel under the harbor, and connect the present SIRT line with the #1 train. Even though this would offer a more direct connection to Manhattan than a subway line from Staten Island to a Bay Ridge connection, the harbor tunnel would be almost prohibitively expensive...and who knows how long it would take to complete.
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