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  1. Where is it taking place?
  2. All I can say is, hopefully the shutdown gets back on track.
  3. If Manhattan residents are exempt from the charge, then I guess they are positively affected, right? If the traffic isn't in Manhattan, then congestion pricing won't help them. If the traffic is in Manhattan, then they are being delayed much more by TLC (Cab/Uber/Lyft) vehicles than regular drivers. Have you even bothered looking at license plates in the city? The majority of cars driving around in Manhattan aren't somebody's daily driver. Helpful hint: If the license plate number starts with T and ends with C, it's a for-hire vehicle of some sort. Well I'm sorry about your condition, but congestion pricing isn't going to reduce overall vehicular pollution to an extent that will have a noticeable impact. Locally it might: Manhattan might have slightly less pollution and SI will likely have slightly more. This isn't even a real point to be argued, though. The efforts that actually reduce pollution include car emissions standards as well as the shift towards electric (and hybrid) vehicles. And have you heard about how much diesel buses pollute? The issue is, that congestion pricing isn't going to solve anything. The and Cuomo will find a way to ensure the money isn't spent wisely, and it also provides a layer of protection for them to not reform their own practices. The is in the hole much more than $832 million or whatever congestion pricing is slated to generate. So essentially, it's a regressive tax with no discernible benefit. It's like breaking 320 eggs, accidentally spilling 16 into a drain, and then breaking another egg to cover for what those 16 were supposed to provide. It's hard to keep up with which proposal is the current one, seeing that there are various ones posted in various places, but from what I recall, PANYNJ tolls were not slated to be included towards the congestion fee. In general, it is disappointing how disorganized and uncoordinated communication of the actual plan is.
  4. Which just goes to show that your point about a free route "still existing" is simply a distraction and farce. There's plenty of regular (non-upper class) people who: - Don't work in Manhattan. - Work in Manhattan, and use the transit system to get to and from work. who still need to drive from (geographic) Long Island to elsewhere, and for whom $11.52 is a significant sum of money to pay just to get from one place to another, as it would be for most transit users. The attitude that "the only people affected by congestion pricing can pay it without taking a hit" is ridiculous and out of touch with reality. Transit is (mostly) great if your destination is in Manhattan, and sometimes good if it isn't. There are many cases where taking transit is just a significant waste of time when compared to driving, and other cases when it's not even cheaper (heard of LIRR, MNRR, and NJT fares?) Let's say we institute a new daily $11.52 tax applicable to anyone living within walking distance of the upper Culver line. It wasn't there when you moved in? Doesn't matter; there's always an expectation that the situation can change. You chose to live in that area, and it's not exactly poverty central. So you can pay it. Don't like it? Well, "feeling bad" is not a good enough reason to not make you pay that cost. The issue lies with the fact that something that was once free would become quite expensive. If I wanted to pay 3 or 4 subway fares just for going or leaving home, I'd have moved to Staten Island. But Brooklyn, Queens, and LI have historically had free options, and taking that away is indeed quite regressive.
  5. That pretty much guarantees that the Brooklyn Bridge and FDR will always be moving at a snail's pace, being the only route. They are already frequently congested, and this will just make the situation worse. Knowing the , they will be dumb enough not to reroute the express buses off of the FDR if this poorly thought out plan is enacted.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    The and do this northbound out of Park Place.
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    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    Even better than guessing where people "lean towards", why not keep service patterns the same as they are and focus on fixing the operational issues at DeKalb? This whole guessing game of what to kick out of Brighton and what to amplify is ridiculous, as either way you're going to inconvenience thousands of people. If the agency ever gets to implementing this kind of thing, they'll simply do whichever is cheaper to run.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Just refill it another time... You've got 5 days.
  9. In New York, their license plate numbers start with T and end with C. They also read "T&LC" where "Empire State" is normally located.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Do they generally increase or reduce train speeds from what they were prior to the installation?
  11. Sometimes subways are indeed faster. Compare the travel times on the and BM3 in the areas that they both serve. That being said, is there any news on what's happening to the BM3 and 4 in these cuts?
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    Service Cuts

    Well, looks like driving is about to become more popular. Seems like it's time for this congestion pricing nonsense to be thrown in the trash. *(except for the plan that only affects Uber and Lyft. That one's fine.)
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    Move Flushing buses to Willets Pt?

    Willets Point will become ADA accessible as part of the LGA AirTrain project.
  14. Bus lanes are simply not necessary on that section of Kings Highway overnight and on weekends. The DOT originally wasn't going to have them be effective at those times, but changed them to be 24/7 without consulting anyone. Also, the buses use the service road between East 40th Street and Avenue K. In that segment, the bus lanes are NEVER used by any buses at all. Simply put, if you support that, you make yourself look like a fool.


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