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Old 01-22-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Averill Park, NY
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I've lived in the Albany, New York area all of my life and go to downtown Albany all of the time. There's only one way I get there-car, more specifically 787 and 90. I think its finally time to seriously consider some sort of mass transit system. I have read past posts on this subject. What does everyone think?
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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There was bus rapid Transit proposed but it was watered down to an express bus lanes to the dismay of most of the people in Albany. I'm sure a LRT line or system will get built over the next 3 decades...
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Averill Park, NY
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Yeah the bus rapid transit line, BusPlus, is very disappointing. But I think the brt corridor, Route 5/Central Ave/State Street, would be an ideal location for light rail
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Averill Park, NY
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Any thoughts on this map? I can answer any questions on where the stations are.
(You may ave to right click to open the image)
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Averill Park, NY
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here's a link to a new version of the map:
Map - Capital District Subway

Please respond with any questions or comments.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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I like it , maybe you could get it built with the help of PPP's?
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Averill Park, NY
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120220123013_cds (http://cdsubway.co.cc/index.php?supermode=gallery_view&previewm=1&a=Map& image=120220123013_cds.png&screenres=1440-900 - broken link)

Above is a link to an even newer version of the map.
Nexis4Jersey, do you think that there is some potential for even one of these lines? If yes, which one(s)?
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Its ambitious , I think Albany could use a few LRT and BRT lines...
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Averill Park, NY
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Ambitious is a great way to put it. I think if upstate got some money for a system like my map shows, minus the Blue and Yellow Lines above Livingston station maybe, people would be extremely surprised about how high ridership numbers would be, especially the Orange Line which would take so much traffic off of the Northway during peak hours.

Dear Senators Gillibrand (an Albany native) and Schumer as well as Representative Tonko,
Lets get Albany some money to get us on the right track, which happens to be a subway or light rail track.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Who's going to pay for this? Who's going to use it? People have been car dependent since the highways were built and they moved to the burbs. It will be very hard to get people to break that habit. It would be cool if the light rail that was proposed ages ago to from Saratoga to Albany actually happened, but would it survive? CDTA is already HEAVILY funded by the state and has had financial problems over the years. Another Amtrak the country certainly doesn't need.
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