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Old 03-31-2015, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Crazy right ?

ReThinkNYC’s Ambitious Regional Plan Seeks to Expand La Guardia Airport Into The Bronx

"In short, the proposal seeks to essentially wipe out about half of the existing Port Morris neighborhood east of the RFK Bridge and adding a convention center, parking, terminals and rail links straight into an expanded La Guardia Airport that would take over Riker’s Island as well."

The plan has many merits to it in wanting to connect so many different transportation networks in our region and bringing that hub into The Bronx (and Sunnyside Queens as well), including extending the A train east along 125th Street and send it up with the new 2nd Avenue T line (and Q train) into The Bronx snaking its way through Port Morris, Hunts Point, connecting up to East 180th Street on the 2 and 5 line and make its way up through the 5 Dyre Avenue Line (The 5 line would be replaced by the 3 other lines along Dyre Avenue)."

Like I said,crazy,right ?

Gotta give them credit though for thinking outside the box!
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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It's not going to happen.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:39 PM
 
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NYC really needs some infra improvements like this sort to catch up with other growing cities elsewhere I. The globe and meet the growing needs of transportation and housing by its growing population.

If they can connect Bronx with queens via an expanded LaGuardia transportAtion hub, it is going to reduce the traffic pressure on Manhattan And offers more living options for many qns residents after vitalize the big wasted Bronx continental land.

This is not crazy at all, But should be implemented and completed asap.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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You wouldn't want to see an A train on the UES, that'd be a nightmare.

And Bronxguyanese already summed it up, ain't happening.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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It's not going to happen.
My bet is that something similar to this might actually happen even as crazy as it sounds.The pressure is on big time to really expand LaGuardia ,there will be equal pressures building to do away with Rikers entirely and move it someplace less valuable and most of The Bx land they are talking about is ready to be bulldozed anyway.A final plan might not be as grandiose as this one but I can see them taking over Rikers and parts of Port Morris and connecting it all .
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:56 PM
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Location: Gods country
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If anything they should extend those runways. They are accidents waiting to happen.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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The airport enlargement is ridicules but creating a direct subway/rail link to the airport would be a major benefit.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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NYC needs a major transporation facilities infrastructure overhaul regardless of rail, air and road.

First off the bus terminals need to go and modernized for the 21st century. Thankfully the Port Authority is making attempts to update both bus terminals.

NYC needs a new rail station to replace Penn Station which can not handle the commuter load of riders. MSG should move to another location but its not going to happen. GCT terminal is ok and very convenient with open space and retail for commuters, Penn Station needs to be overhauled. NYC also needs high speed rail and high speed rail is essential to connect East Coast cities from Boston to DC and NYC being a hub would be ideal. I can see an high speed rail either riding along the interstate 95 and stopping at the GWB or heading into midtown in between Penn Station and GCT which offers underground light rail support to both stations.

JFK airport is ok, but the big problem with JFK is that its to far and traffic snarls through get to JFK airport. The best way to get to JFK is through rail. LGA airport needs to be modernize its airport. First off the runways need to be extended so that larger aircrafts can land on the runway. LGA needs connection to a rail system like JFK airport. An extension of the N train would be ideal for LGA airport. LGA does not need to extend into the Bronx, however Flushing Bay can be dreged with landfill adding a layer of protection for area to hold back the river during storm surges like Sandy. Through the landfill LGA runway 13 can be extended by quarter of a mile to allow bigger aircraft to land.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:40 AM
 
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NYC needs a major transporation facilities infrastructure overhaul regardless of rail, air and road.

First off the bus terminals need to go and modernized for the 21st century. Thankfully the Port Authority is making attempts to update both bus terminals.

NYC needs a new rail station to replace Penn Station which can not handle the commuter load of riders. MSG should move to another location but its not going to happen. GCT terminal is ok and very convenient with open space and retail for commuters, Penn Station needs to be overhauled. NYC also needs high speed rail and high speed rail is essential to connect East Coast cities from Boston to DC and NYC being a hub would be ideal. I can see an high speed rail either riding along the interstate 95 and stopping at the GWB or heading into midtown in between Penn Station and GCT which offers underground light rail support to both stations.

JFK airport is ok, but the big problem with JFK is that its to far and traffic snarls through get to JFK airport. The best way to get to JFK is through rail. LGA airport needs to be modernize its airport. First off the runways need to be extended so that larger aircrafts can land on the runway. LGA needs connection to a rail system like JFK airport. An extension of the N train would be ideal for LGA airport. LGA does not need to extend into the Bronx, however Flushing Bay can be dreged with landfill adding a layer of protection for area to hold back the river during storm surges like Sandy. Through the landfill LGA runway 13 can be extended by quarter of a mile to allow bigger aircraft to land.
Cuomo is budgeting money to create an Airtrain that connects LGA with the 7 train and LIRR at Willets Point.

And yes the Port Authority is looking to upgrade the bus terminal (major upgrade).

Penn Station is being overhauled. The post office on 33rd Street is being turned into the new Penn Station. Phase One of the overhaul will be done in 2016. Phase 2 is being budgeted.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:49 AM
 
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They may one day extend the 2nd Avenue Subway up to the Bronx, but having the A go crosstown and merge with it? No. How would people get to Inwood, Washington Heights, etc?

As for moving the jail facilities, where in the 5 boroughs is going to be happy to receive the jails from Rikers? It's not happening.

LGA might be upgraded, but into the South Bronx? It's not happening.
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