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    Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo

    Just like listening to a crooked used car salesman trying to sell you a lemon... ”Of course, it’ll last you a long time...” The appointed board members are unsalaried. Only six (out of 17 voting) members represent Cuomo. I mean, what do the Board members really have to lose if they go against Cuomo and vote for a full shutdown? Well, maybe his reps have something to lose, but I’m pretty sure they’ve got day jobs which they’ll still have.
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    Enhanced Station Initiative

    Rawson, Lowery and Bliss streets and Lincoln Avenue still appear on line stations in Sunnyside and Woodside. Those names are probably just as “obsolete” as Beebe Avenue.
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    Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo

    Good to know. Being able to run more trains per hour is a big deal, so those power upgrades will be very helpful.
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    Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo

    @MysteriousBtrain and @Union Tpke, thank you for posting those articles. They were all very informative. The Emperor really should take some time out to read them (he won’t, of course). Way more informative than anything he’s said over the past week, that’s for damn sure!
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    Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo

    My God man, your knowledge of the MTA board is damn near as bad as your knowledge of what it takes to win a President campaign. What exactly can Cuomo threaten the board with as “retaliation” if they don’t go along with his plan? Their positions? Being on the MTA board is not a paid position, so they have nothing to lose financially if they still vote for a full shutdown. They still have their day jobs at the end of the night. Yeah, ask Hillary Clinton just how well that strategy worked out for her Presidential campaign. Even better, ask Rudy Giuliani just how well it worked out for HIS Presidential campaign...
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    Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo

    Things could get quite interesting if the board does indeed decide to go against Cuomo’s wishes and vote for the full shutdown as planned. He seems to be taking it better than I expected him to.
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    Um...Bucks County and City Transit Division employees going on strike is not what cost Hillary Pennsylvania. This is what cost her Pennsylvania... https://billypenn.com/2016/11/09/how-donald-trump-won-pennsylvania-then-the-white-house/
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    Yes, I really shouldn’t bother, but I really just couldn’t let that “donor” comment go without a flippant response about Faber and Schwartz. Same with the NJ drivers comment and my somewhat flippant response about extending the to Jersey. As for , my point in bringing it up was simply to show when there’s a will, there’s a way to get something done quickly, as they did when they got it back up and running to/from South Ferry in just under a year after 9/11. They didn’t let the “Great Bureaucracy” get in the way, like what seems to be happening with the reconstruction.
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    Who are these “donors” you keep speaking of? David Faber and Arthur Schwartz, 😆? And by the way, NO ONE picks a presidential candidate solely (or even largely) on how their commute is affected!
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    R211 Discussion Thread

    Neither do I. I’m no engineer or HVAC technician, but there must be a way to locate some sort of set of vents by the carbody ends that can exhaust out the unwanted smells, no? I would be very surprised if there isn’t, given that open gangway trains are used all over the world.
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    New Jersey and Connecticut voters don’t care about the train! For that matter, New York voters who live in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Plattsburgh and Poughkeepsie don’t care about the train either. It will NOT play any significant role in who they vote for in the Democratic primaries. Well, if they’re so concerned about the heavy traffic on 14th Street, then maybe said New Jersey drivers ought to go and write their pols about extending the train there. And a park-and-ride in Secaucus, yes? 😆 On a bit more of a serious note, I agree here! If this was such a viable option two years ago (possibly longer), then why the Hell didn’t Cuomo bring it up then? But also, why didn’t they start this sooner? The tunnel got flooded with salt water from Sandy well over six years ago. Everyone kept talking about how bad it was. If it was so bad, then they should have made plans for a shutdown much sooner than 2019. Even with all the planning and contracts, it still could have been done much sooner. Can you imagine just how incompetent the State/MTA would be looked at if it took anywhere close to that long to restore the to South Ferry after 9/11?
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    Given all the beating around the bush that’s gone on over the past four years, I have to wonder if a competent transit authority and state government (i.e., not the MTA and New York State) could have already had a pre-fab tunnel sunk into the river and up and running by now. And I think, sadly, the answer is yes.
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    Fix & Fortify - 14th Street Tunnels Closure

    The kind they’re discussing here? I haven’t seen the video yet. I wonder if it has any footage of said techniques. I honestly have my doubts it’ll be better than a full shutdown. And I really doubt they’ll get the tubes fixed in just as much time as a full shutdown. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Cuomo-L-Train-Shutdown-Work-New-York-503852281.html Well then I won’t be voting for him! That’s for damn sure. And I’m talking about the Democratic Primary election in New York State, because he’s got about a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning the nomination.
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    Enhanced Station Initiative

    Yes. It took me a few moments to realize that 39th Avenue in Long Island City also got a new name appended to it. Yes it was. I’m not really sure why they needed to drop it entirely.
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    R211 Discussion Thread

    I’ve heard of retrofitting blind ends of cars with windows to see into the next car, like TFL in London did with their former C and D Stock trains, but I’ve never heard of retrofitting blind ends with inter-car open gangways.

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