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October 5, 2016, New York City - Governor Cuomo announced a transformational plan to reimagine New York's crossings for the 21st century. The plan will institute state-of-the-art automatic tolling at all MTA bridges and tunnels – reducing traffic congestion and decreasing emissions to improve the overall travel experience for millions of residents and visitors in New York State. (Video credit: Campbell Ewald, Versus, Ned Kahn, Grimshaw Architects, L'Observatoire International)
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Critics say Cuomo’s plans for Penn Station don’t cut it



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Critics of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plans for the James A. Farley Post Office and Penn Station say they are a step in the right direction but don’t go far enough.

The Municipal Art Society and the Regional Plan Association, both seasoned critics of design plans for the buildings, released a statement on Monday calling on officials to tackle a more ambitious project, Politico reported. The groups’ claim that while the governor’s plans address some of the “most visible deficiencies” of Penn Station like low ceilings and rundown public spaces, they don’t think those solutions are long-term. The groups urged Cuomo to develop a plan for the complete redevelopment of Penn Station and reiterated their long-held belief that Madison Square Garden should be relocated to do so.

“In order to provide capacity for future growth and unlock the economic development potential of our region, much more needs to be done by all the partners with a stake in our future,” the groups said in a joint statement. “We call on all interest groups and decision makers — both public and private — to advance ideas that address long-term concerns while these new measures are being implemented.”
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Besides new Hudson River tunnels, what kind of things would enhance capacity at Penn "long term?" With better platform utilization and sped up station approaches maybe more capacity could be realized. The real bottlenecks are on the lines approaching the station from New Jersey.
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Sped up station approaches could be detrimental to the safety of the big railroad.
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Second Avenue subway one step closer with test train runs

By Vincent Barone vin.barone@amny.com October 10, 2016


The Second Avenue subway is a bit closer to becoming a reality.

Beth DeFalco, an MTA spokeswoman, confirmed that train runs began this past weekend as part of the agency’s plan to launch service on Dec. 31.

“We are beginning various tests all along Second Avenue subway as we said we would,” DeFalco said in an email. “That testing includes some train runs, which began this weekend.”

A video surfaced on YouTube late Sunday night of what appears to show train tests on the Upper East Side’s newest subway tracks. Nonoperational trains were running between the 57th Street station of the N, Q and R and Second Avenue’s new 96th Street station on Sunday, according to the video, posted on the transit channel by Dj Hammers, self-described “transit enthusiast.”

“I came across some test trains passing Lexington Avenue - 63rd St to test the third rail, signals, and track on the newly built Second Avenue Subway!” the videographer wrote in the video’s description.

The testing is part of a variety of work that the MTA still needs to complete in order to launch service on the $4.5 billion first phase of the new line by its Dec. 31 target. When the line does open, it will feature three new subway stations along Second Avenue -- at 72nd, 86th and 92nd streets -- as part of a project 97 years in the making.
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for fun -- historic transit trivia:

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watch these idiots somehow defy darwin:

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pretty cool views via the nydailynews for the subway's 112th birthday:


Daredevil photographer, known as 'Dark.Cyanide,' travels to the extremes to capture hidden gems in a way the world has never seen before. From a New York City landscape from the top of a skyscraper to trekking across bridges, this time he gives the world a look inside abandoned subway systems in the Big Apple.

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Are there any non-stop trains passing through New York Penn?
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another aerial gondola across the east river in lieu of the L train closure?

http://www.metro.us/new-york/east-ri...-8Cq8qnS8lcho/
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another aerial gondola across the east river in lieu of the L train closure?

http://www.metro.us/new-york/east-ri...-8Cq8qnS8lcho/
Unless the cable car system could reach Union Square, it would be skyway to nowhere.
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Are there any non-stop trains passing through New York Penn?
Wha??? That would never happen unless Penn was closed for some reason.
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Unless the cable car system could reach Union Square, it would be skyway to nowhere.
actually just the opposite. in fact the eastern first and third avenue stations on the L train are also supposed to be rebuilt at the same time due to overcrowding conditions.


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Port Authority Bus Terminal replacement plan falls apart

By Vincent Barone vin.barone@amny.com November 18, 2016



Just as bickering elected officials from New York and New Jersey appeared to come together to replace the Port Authority’s antiquated, universally loathed bus terminal, a new divide has sundered.

The Port Authority reached an agreement this September with a group of New York elected officials on a new “comprehensive planning process” to rebuild the agency’s aging bus terminal in Manhattan.

But that same group of elected officials — including Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, state Sen. Brad Hoylman, Assemb. Linda Rosenthal and City Councilman Corey Johnso — backed off the agreement this week.

Nadler and the electeds sent a letter dated Tuesday that challenged Port Authority Chairman John Degnan’s priorities and called for him to recuse himself entirely from the planning process, as was first reported by Politico.

Degnan, tapped by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the position in 2014, said he was blindsided by the letter and its tone during a news conference after Thursday’s board meeting.
“I wish I knew what compelled Nadler to make that statement,” he said. “I’ve been passionate about the bus terminal since the day I arrived at this authority.”

When reached for a comment Thursday, Nadler in a statement described the agency’s willingness to come to the table this fall as “merely lip service.”

“It is time for Chairman Degnan to stop playing games, do the legally required environmental and alternative analysis, and step aside for a New York planning partner to guide this process,” his statement continued.

The current terminal, built 66 years ago, is over capacity and falling apart. It’s the busiest bus terminal in the world, serving about 225,000 commuters each weekday, and plays a vital role in interstate transportation.

The authority anticipates a projected peak passenger growth of 35 to 51 percent through 2040. While officials fight over a location, Veronica Vanterpool, executive director at the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, said the agency will have to build several terminal facilities in multiple locations.

“The days of just having one facility are just insufficient,” she said. “We have to move past that. We need different terminals in both states. The capacity is going to grow so significantly that one terminal, unless it’s massive, just can’t accommodate the projected growth.”
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The City Hall loop should be reopened as a museum.

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actually just the opposite. in fact the eastern first and third avenue stations on the L train are also supposed to be rebuilt at the same time due to overcrowding conditions.
The skyway can only provide limited transfer options to other subway services during the L Train shutdown if it cannot reach Union Sq. It is obvious that the skyway concept is not a practical idea.


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^ i dont know about where another skyway might go, that seems more like a fantasy idea, but the point is east of union square is hardly nowhere.
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Penn Station redevelopment is a mess.
The 2nd Ave subway line looks promising.
One Vanderbilt development of the Grand Central transportation hub is going in the right direction.

Overall, for such an massive series of developments, I hope it all goes smoothly.
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When is 2nd avenue subway opening? Within the next 30 days ... yeah right.
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When is 2nd avenue subway opening? Within the next 30 days ... yeah right.
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