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Old Posted Jan 15, 2020, 3:47 PM
k1052 k1052 is offline
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Originally Posted by mrnyc View Post
so is 2nd ave sagas blog:


HOW THE PORT AUTHORITY RIGGED ITS ALTERNATIVE ANALYSIS IN FAVOR OF CUOMO’S AIRTRAIN

written by Benjamin Kabak
January 8, 2020


http://secondavenuesagas.com/2020/01...rain/#comments
Yeah, its pretty clear that the AA was preordained to turn out Cuomo's preferred result.

A number of better or cheaper options seem to have been discarded for arbitrary and nebulous reasons. Like bus lanes? Hello. They tossed this one because the PA didn't want to consider dedicated lanes inside the terminal area. This is virtually free.

I mean if you're going to insist on building an entirely new train send it to Roosevelt-Jackson Heights where you hit 5 subway services and 4 of those are B division with larger rolling stock. Also incidentally the MTA is spending a fortune to equip the Queens Blvd line with CBTC which would boost capacity in the time horizon for this thing to be finished.
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