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Some interesting Transport Politic topics , id thought i share.....

 

Expanding Transit Access to Southeast Queens

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2010/02/22/expanding-transit-access-to-southeast-queens/

 

Staten Island's Business Group Sees Light Rail Ahead

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/03/24/staten-islands-business-group-sees-light-rail-ahead/

 

Second Avenue Subway: Rethink 1

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2008/11/05/second-avenue-subway-rethink-1/

 

Second Avenue Subway: Rethink 2

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2008/11/06/second-avenue-subway-rethink-2/

 

Rethinking Access to the Region's Core

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2008/11/13/rethinking-access-to-the-regions-core/

 

 

The Merits of a Streetcar Along 42nd Street

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/01/28/the-merits-of-a-streetcar-along-42nd-street/

 

Pennsylvania Releases State Rail Plan, Promotes Increased Investment in Intercity Systems

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2010/04/28/pennsylvania-releases-state-rail-plan-promotes-increased-investment-in-intercity-systems/

 

Philadelphia Reevaluates Regional Rail Route Structure, Dismissing Through-Running

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2010/02/04/philadelphia-reevaluates-regional-rail-route-structure-dismissing-through-running/

 

Philadelphia Selects Waterfront Transit Alignment

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/10/27/philadelphia-selects-waterfront-transit-alignment/

 

Transit for a Future Philadelphia

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/04/08/transit-for-a-future-philadelphia/

 

PATCO Looks to Increase Service to Philadelphia with New Station

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/05/26/patco-looks-to-increase-service-to-philadelphia-with-new-station/

 

DRPA Announces Significant South Jersey Transit Proposals

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/05/13/drpa-announces-significant-south-jersey-transit-proposals/

 

 

Making Links in North Jersey

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/05/14/making-links-in-north-jersey/

 

New Haven Proposes New Streetcar and a Highway Tear-Down

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/04/23/new-haven-proposes-new-streetcar-and-a-highway-tear-down/

 

Connecticut Opens Up to Transit Expansion

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/03/01/connecticut-opens-up-to-transit-expansion/

 

What are your thoughts on some of these projects?

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The West Shore Line probably wouldn't make sense if there wasn't a connection to Hoboken. Having said that, since the majority of the teritory it would primarily serve is kind of in the middle of nowhere, i question the logic behind that.

 

I don't see a purpose in bringing (NJT) to Grand Central (Although is it possible for the (MTA) to consider an East Midtown-Penn Station route, or possibly extending the M27?) And there's enough Lower Manhattan to Hoboken service (*Cough* (NJT) Bus/Path)

 

The proposed (T) could benefit from a spur like that, but I would still go along with the current plan and leave that as a side project.

 

And I'm happy that they want to simplify :septa: regional rail network. I hope :septa: decides to consider this radical idea.

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It would be cool to see Shore Line East extended to Wickford Junction where it will meet up with MBTA. Useless but cool. Because once MARC is extended to Newark, DE, the longest commuter train ride comes true.

 

MBTA->MN->NYC Subway->NJ Transit->SEPTA->MARC->VRE

 

From Boston to Virginia by commuter train only. lol.

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Where to begin with these, where to begin.

 

the subway won't be extened under 125th without very expensive fault zone construction teqhiches. 125th street is the site of the most active fault line in the area, known to start 5.0-6.0 earthquakes.

 

A tunnel under the river from hoboken would not be albe to service Hoboken terminal, it would be a hundrid feet or more below the ground. besides, there is this wonderful thing called PATH, that already does that job.

 

Airtrain can't make intermediate stops off airport, It's a federal law.

 

Sure, waste money on a longer route for the SAS, make it even later.

 

BSS sharing with PATCO would be a technoligal and operation nightmare.

 

Trenton=West Trenton; sure, confuse people.

 

I said it yesterday, these desgins are by morons who have no clue what they are going on about.

 

Thankyou for insulting my friends if you must know they are engineers / Transit bloggers. Most of there stories are form News Stories , all he or other ppl do is simplify them......and add in a few things.....Hes part of a huge North American Network of Engineers / Bloggers........He and other plan for the future which we should be doing on all levels....

 

Denver Pols Reject Plan to Increase Transit Sales Tax, Put FasTracks Expansion Program in Doubt

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2010/04/14/denver-pols-reject-plan-to-increase-transit-sales-tax-put-fastracks-expansion-program-in-doubt/

 

Its Big System Plans Now Stretched Too Thin, Dallas Considers Ways to Cut Back

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2010/04/21/its-big-system-plans-now-stretched-too-thin-dallas-considers-ways-to-cut-back/

 

New Rail Corridor for Dallas Would Double Downtown Transit Capacity

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/11/24/new-rail-corridor-for-dallas-would-double-downtown-transit-capacity/

 

Los Angeles' Gold Line Foothill Extension Approved for Funding, Will Begin Construction Later this Year

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2010/03/26/los-angeles-gold-line-foothill-extension-approved-for-funding-will-begin-construction-later-this-year/

 

How Feasible is Antonio Villaraigosa's 30/10 Gambit for Los Angeles Transit?

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2010/03/01/how-feasible-is-antonio-villaraigosas-3010-gambit-for-los-angeles-transit/

 

 

Minneapolis Advances Streetcar System Plan

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2010/04/01/minneapolis-advances-streetcar-system-plan/

 

 

Streetcars for Brooklyn: A New Life?

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/05/07/streetcars-for-brooklyn-a-new-life/

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I dont think streetcars are really necessary anywhere in NYC. Subways are everywhere except Queens near LI. And if there arent subways, there are buses that will take only few minutes to take you to subway stations/LIRR stations/MN stations.

 

MN to Hartford? I think Springfield is stretching it, but that one is intriguing. Does people from Hartford commute to NYC?

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I dont think streetcars are really necessary anywhere in NYC. Subways are everywhere except Queens near LI. And if there arent subways, there are buses that will take only few minutes to take you to subway stations/LIRR stations/MN stations.

 

MN to Hartford? I think Springfield is stretching it, but that one is intriguing. Does people from Hartford commute to NYC?

Subways don't go to Staten Island either, unless you're telling me it's not part of the city. B)

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I dont think streetcars are really necessary anywhere in NYC. Subways are everywhere except Queens near LI. And if there arent subways, there are buses that will take only few minutes to take you to subway stations/LIRR stations/MN stations.

 

MN to Hartford? I think Springfield is stretching it, but that one is intriguing. Does people from Hartford commute to NYC?

 

Streetcars can hold up 4x the Capacity of Buses and are electric clean modes of Transport. Even though the MTA has buses that are cleaner , it doesn't have buses that are 2-4x longer.....They would only go on busy lines. As for the New Haven - Hartford - Springfield corridor it serves the commuters of the I-91 corridor which is becoming congested. Amtrak does run a service form Springfield to DC aka Amtrak Regional , but CT wants more. They also have plans to make it and other New England corridors semi-HSR. CT-MA-VT-NH have formed a pack in making that dream a reality. Connecticut also is building Streetcar systems or loop lines in New Haven / Stamford and Light Rail & BRT in Hartford. Most of the $$$ came form the Feds.

 

Virginia Expands Rail Service, with an Option for More

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/04/03/virginia-expands-rail-service-with-an-option-for-more/

 

Lavishing Money on Access to Stewart Airport

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/06/02/lavishing-money-on-access-to-stewart-airport/

 

Major Endorsement from St. Louis Voters for Transit Improvements

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2010/04/07/major-endorsement-from-st-louis-voters-for-transit-improvements/

 

DOT to Award $280 Million in Inner-City Circulator Grants

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/12/02/dot-to-award-280-million-in-inner-city-circulator-grants/

 

Baltimore to Advance Yellow Line Project Ahead of Metro Extension?

 

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http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/09/07/baltimore-to-advance-yellow-line-project-ahead-of-metro-extension/

 

~Corey

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Well it really depends on the streetcar type and the buses. I mean, yes, on average, streetcars do hold a greater capacity than that of the buses. Some buses are specifically BUILT to hold greater capacity such as the Wright Streetcar which is legitimately a BRT vehicle. Environmental-wise, new buses today have to follow strict guidelines regarding emissions. Most new buses are going to be electric hybrids or using CNG. For corridors that are heavily travelled, an upgrade to the existing bus line would deem necessary. If there should be SBS, let there be SBS. If they want to proceed further to light rail, let it happen.

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