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aquablue Feb 27, 2014 3:52 AM

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Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 6441303)
Port Authority Funds PATH Link to Newark Airport
$1.5 Billion Project is in Capital Spending Plan, Along With Airport Renovations

By Ted Mann
Feb. 4, 2014
Wall Street Journal


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"The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will forge ahead with a $1.5 billion plan to connect its PATH train system to the rail station at Newark Liberty International Airport, officials said Tuesday.

The PATH extension to the airport from its current terminus in downtown Newark is a key priority of New Jersey officials at the bistate authority. It also has drawn support from real estate interests in downtown Manhattan, who believe a quicker connection to a key regional airport will boost the competitiveness of a rebounding residential and office district.

The announcement comes as part of the Port Authority's proposed 10-year, $27.6 billion capital spending plan, which was unveiled Tuesday morning at a committee meeting of the authority's Board of Commissioners. The spending plan had been delayed for months by wrangling within the agency, as representatives of New York and New Jersey negotiated over which of the states' respective priorities would get funding, officials said..."

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...63013633022416

it's a bit disappointing that the path train won't go directly to the terminals like in other major cities such as LHR, AMS, CDG, PEK, HKG, etc. You will still need to take the dinky airtrain monorail to the terminal meaning a two-seat ride. A major deterrent to business travelers and those with luggage. And why does it take sooo long to build? A tad ridiculous if you really think about it from a global perspective. I bet you would be laughed at for being a fool if you suggested that it would take 7 years to build 1+ mile of a rail extension with no major tunneling anywhere in Europe or Asia. It jut wouldn't happen there! This isn't th 3rd world. Why can't they accomplish a simple extension in a proper time-frame like a normal superpower does ;/ Oh wait, that is because we're not really interested in creating a sophisticated society, we don't care what others think, right ;)

Perklol Feb 27, 2014 3:53 AM

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aquablue Feb 27, 2014 4:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Eveningsong (Post 6470633)
MTA's Fulton Center Hub, 7 Train Extension Nearing Finish Line

By: Jose Martinez
February 26, 2014
10:34 AM

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says some of its more expensive projects are making steady progress.

During a speech at St. Francis College Tuesday night, MTA Capital Construction Co. President Michael Horodniceanu discussed the agency's ongoing Megaprojects, including the Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan.

The $1.4 billion transit hub is expected to open in June.

The 7 train extension to Manhattan's West Side is set to finish up in October, and the MTA says the project will be a boon to Midtown's economy.

"Twenty-five million square feet of new office development, 20,000 residential units, two million square feet of new retail and three million square feet of new hotels. So, that would have not been possible without the extension of the number 7," Horodniceanu said.

The Second Avenue subway line, which will cost nearly $4.5 billion to complete, is scheduled to open with three stations in December 2016.

But Long Island Rail Road commuters will have to wait nearly 10 more years to stop at Grand Central.

The $11 billion East Side Access project is not expected to be ready until 2023.

http://www.ny1.com/content/news/tran...ng-finish-line

Jesus F. Christ.. what on earth is this? Are we a super-power or are we freakin Nigeria (actually Nigeria would do a better job)? 2023 for that project? What a joke :( I am now convinced the USA does infrastructure worse than any given 3rd world country. What a disgrace. The PATH train time-line was bad enough, but then this thing? You've got to be pulling me leg surely. Umm, DING DONG, paging "a kinder robert moses", "a kinder Robert Moses" to the White House please, and while we are on the subject, a whole bunch of them to congress too: feel free to turn up sometime soon before your country falls even further behind and actually ranks behind Nigeria, or Iran in infrastructure, and someday worse. Take a look at Crossrail over in that little small town called London as inspiration.

Perklol Feb 28, 2014 3:23 AM

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Super Luigi Mar 2, 2014 9:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 6441303)
Port Authority Funds PATH Link to Newark Airport
$1.5 Billion Project is in Capital Spending Plan, Along With Airport Renovations

By Ted Mann
Feb. 4, 2014
Wall Street Journal


http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/i...0204182406.jpg
Image courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.

"The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will forge ahead with a $1.5 billion plan to connect its PATH train system to the rail station at Newark Liberty International Airport, officials said Tuesday.

The PATH extension to the airport from its current terminus in downtown Newark is a key priority of New Jersey officials at the bistate authority. It also has drawn support from real estate interests in downtown Manhattan, who believe a quicker connection to a key regional airport will boost the competitiveness of a rebounding residential and office district.

The announcement comes as part of the Port Authority's proposed 10-year, $27.6 billion capital spending plan, which was unveiled Tuesday morning at a committee meeting of the authority's Board of Commissioners. The spending plan had been delayed for months by wrangling within the agency, as representatives of New York and New Jersey negotiated over which of the states' respective priorities would get funding, officials said..."

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...63013633022416

This whole project seems like a waste. NJ Transit already stops at the airport and it runs pretty frequently there too. Plus, the last thing anyone needs is tourists carrying their luggage on the PATH during rush hour when the trains are already too crowded.

I much rather they build a new PATH line that could connect places like Weehawken, West NY, Edgewater, North Bergen, etc. with NYC.

ardecila Mar 2, 2014 11:53 PM

I'm fully in favor of it, as somebody who occasionally needs to get from EWR to Brooklyn. Going through downtown gives me far more transfer options within a short walking distance, and the Fulton St Transit Center/WTC Transpo Hub is a much more pleasant place to change trains than Penn Station/Herald Square.

It also boosts the strength of downtown as a business hub by having a one-seat ride to a major airport that's NOT the A train.

Perklol Apr 9, 2014 8:03 AM

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Perklol Apr 9, 2014 8:22 AM

This thread needs a smiley face :)

Perklol Apr 9, 2014 8:40 AM

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N830MH Apr 17, 2014 4:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Eveningsong (Post 6543113)

Can't see the pictures. Please fix the picture for me. Thanks!

Perklol Apr 18, 2014 1:03 AM

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scalziand Apr 18, 2014 3:46 AM

http://www.mta.info/sites/default/fi...?itok=sjdUwwl_
http://www.mta.info/news-east-side-a...ards-contracts

You need to right click on the image itself and 'copy image url' to get the proper image link to put into the bbc code.

Perklol Apr 19, 2014 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by scalziand (Post 6544774)
You need to right click on the image itself and 'copy image url' to get the proper image link to put into the bbc code.

Thank you so much scalziand!:cheers::cheers:

I'll fix the other articles

M II A II R II K Apr 21, 2014 6:44 PM

Brooklyn to Queens, but Not by Subway

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/ar...ront.html?_r=0

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There’s a wonderful term for the dirt trails that people leave behind in parks: desire lines. Cities also have desire lines, marked by economic development and evolving patterns of travel. In New York, Manhattan was once the destination for nearly all such paths, expressed by subway tracks that linked Midtown with what Manhattanites liked to call the outer boroughs.

- But there is a new desire line, which avoids Manhattan altogether. It hugs the waterfronts of Brooklyn and Queens, stretching from Sunset Park past the piers of Red Hook, to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, through Greenpoint and across Newtown Creek, which separates the two boroughs, running all the way up to the Triborough Bridge in Astoria.

- The desire line is now poorly served by public transit, even as millennials are colonizing Astoria, working in Red Hook, then going out in Williamsburg and Bushwick — or working at the Navy Yard, visiting friends in Long Island City and sleeping in Bedford-Stuyvesant. They have helped drive housing developments approved or built along the Brooklyn waterfront, like the one by Two Trees at the former Domino Sugar Refinery. But this corridor isn’t only for millennials. It’s also home to thousands of less affluent New Yorkers struggling to get to jobs and join the work force.

- Why a streetcar? Buses are a more obvious solution. Improved bus service is an easier sell, faster to get up and running, and cheaper up front. A bus would be ... fine. But where’s the romance? A streetcar is a tangible, lasting commitment to urban change. It invites investment and becomes its own attraction. I’m not talking Ye Olde Trolley. This is transit for New Yorkers who can’t wait another half-century for the next subway station. Streetcars connect neighborhoods and people to other modes of transit.

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Perklol Apr 24, 2014 8:50 PM

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Perklol Apr 28, 2014 2:07 PM

Transportation related post from 30 Hudson Yards thread.

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Originally Posted by ILNY (Post 6556092)
In NYC, a $185M tunnel that leads nowhere, for now.
By VERENA DOBNIK
4.28.14

http://news.yahoo.com/nyc-185m-tunne...--finance.html

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking shape on Manhattan's West Side is a $185 million, federally funded tunnel that leads to nowhere, for now.

The 800-foot-long, 35-foot-deep concrete trench could someday lead to two new commuter rail tunnels under the Hudson River to New Jersey, if the billions needed to build them ever materialize.

The access tunnel is being built now because the massive Hudson Yards development with six skyscrapers, the tallest being 80 stories, will soon be built on top of it. Trying to dig such a huge trench through the bedrock after those buildings are completed, officials say, would be an engineering and financial nightmare.

The access tunnel is expected to be completed in fall 2015.

Currently, there are two tunnels, opened in 1910, between New York's Penn Station and Newark, N.J., and they are unable to accommodate any more trains. They also flooded during Sandy in 2012

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