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Old 10-27-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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New transit is the only way to relieve congestion and improve mobility in the Tappen Zee Bridge corridor....

Streetsblog New York City Tappan Zee Docs Rescued From Memory Hole Say New Bridge Needs Transit
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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New York is just too congested : (
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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I agree. Rail transit is better designed to handle potential growth in the corridor.

If you start out running the trains every 20 minutes, and then there's growth in the corridor, you just boost the frequency to 15 minutes, then 10 minutes, etc.

It's cheaper and easier than building more lanes to accomodate the growth, and as the saying goes, "if you build it, they will come". If you build transit, the people will use transit. If you build car lanes, people will drive. It's as simple as that.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:14 AM
 
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one problem the buses that use TZ bridge like TZX bus make too many stops to be taken seriously as an express bus. Also orange county bus service to white plains and a new NJ bound bus or restructuring may help get ppl out of their cars
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:17 AM
 
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I agree. Rail transit is better designed to handle potential growth in the corridor.

If you start out running the trains every 20 minutes, and then there's growth in the corridor, you just boost the frequency to 15 minutes, then 10 minutes, etc.

It's cheaper and easier than building more lanes to accomodate the growth, and as the saying goes, "if you build it, they will come". If you build transit, the people will use transit. If you build car lanes, people will drive. It's as simple as that.
In a way yes the bus rtes are too slow and aren't direct enough to help become a usable option
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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one problem the buses that use TZ bridge like TZX bus make too many stops to be taken seriously as an express bus. Also orange county bus service to white plains and a new NJ bound bus or restructuring may help get ppl out of their cars
I believe some sort of rail capacity is being discussed for the replacement TZ.

Edit: Oops, I didn't see that link in there!
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