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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, talks about the Bloomberg administration's tentative plan to extend the 7 train to New Jersey.

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Comments [8]

C. Ferenbach

A less elegant but considerably cheaper solution would be to extend the PATH from Hoboken to Secaucus Jct.
The necessary tracks are a few yards apart in Hoboken and a connecting ramp would be engineering child's play.

Nov. 18 2010 04:18 PM
Ideal Cab ? Lower COST cabs! from NY, NY


Why not offer a lower cost cab - for
example a motorized version of the bike
rickshaws now available in the park.

Provide a large number of inexpensive "medallions" for these cabs -
or allow unlimitted licenses (after all such
economic quotas are inefficient - just ask Bloomberg!).

This will allow people with very limitted funds to be entrepreneurs and own and operate their OWN cab as a small business - rather than have to work for slave wages (&/or sky high medalion rental fees) for large fleet owners!

Result :
1) More cabs
2) More affordable cab transportation
3) Better earnings and business prospects for cab DRIVERS who can start their own business immediately.

It's a FREE MARKET approach - why does Bloomberg insist on supporting the grossly inefficient and expensive status quo instead ?

Nov. 17 2010 06:57 PM
Phyllis from Manhattan

Essential that the new cab be easy to get into. I use cabs because my knees barely function & the city has shockingly removed all the bus lines from University Place and from Broadway, so I am stranded without cabs. But the current new cabs are too high, too much a struggle to get into, and the sliding doors are impossible for me to maneuver. I am sure I am speaking for many older people in the city, if you care about us at all.

Nov. 17 2010 05:43 PM
DAT from Nathan Straus Projects

So many Americans without jobs,
our economy is in shambles.

And the TLC can't find an American
company to make these taxicabs?

Nov. 17 2010 01:34 PM
BK from Nj

My understanding of the ARC tunnel was that funding was split between NJ, Feds, and NJ Transit. No money from NY or NYC even though it obviously benefitted the whole region. Now Bloomberg wants to step up and do this half assed tunnel (only going to secaucus means riders from all over jersey having to switch trains). Why didn't Bloomberg step up before with some NYC funds o save the ARC tunnel?

Nov. 17 2010 10:26 AM
Robert from NYC

Who's going to pay for it?

Nov. 17 2010 10:16 AM
Bob from Pelham, NY

This isn't a new idea; the Regional Plan Association and others have been advocating for extending the 7 train to NJ for decades.

Nov. 17 2010 10:13 AM
fondofgreen from Brooklyn

I mean, y'know, well, it's, y'know, like this. Well, I mean, not like THAT, but, y'know, I mean, like this.

You know what I mean?

Nov. 17 2010 10:10 AM

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