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mrnyc Jun 3, 2023 9:48 AM

astoria prefers an airtrain link to jamaica for lga —



Op-Ed: LaGuardia AirTrain derailed

By Richard Khuzami
Posted on March 17, 2023


The Port Authority of NY/NJ has completed its study on public transit to the new LaGuardia Airport. It has declined to endorse any sort of rail, ferry, or subway service to the airport, instead opting to support a shuttle bus from the end of the N/W line at the Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard station and a revamping of the Q70 service from Jackson Heights, including creating a bus only lane on the northbound BQE.


more:
https://qns.com/2023/03/op-ed-laguar...rain-derailed/

k1052 Jun 3, 2023 2:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 9960007)
astoria prefers an airtrain link to jamaica for lga —



Op-Ed: LaGuardia AirTrain derailed

By Richard Khuzami
Posted on March 17, 2023


The Port Authority of NY/NJ has completed its study on public transit to the new LaGuardia Airport. It has declined to endorse any sort of rail, ferry, or subway service to the airport, instead opting to support a shuttle bus from the end of the N/W line at the Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard station and a revamping of the Q70 service from Jackson Heights, including creating a bus only lane on the northbound BQE.


more:
https://qns.com/2023/03/op-ed-laguar...rain-derailed/

Lol what a surprise they are against any use of the N, shuttle from Ditmars, and bus lanes.

Any sane city would have extended the N decades ago.

mrnyc Jun 5, 2023 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by k1052 (Post 9960086)
Lol what a surprise they are against any use of the N, shuttle from Ditmars, and bus lanes.

Any sane city would have extended the N decades ago.

you mean moved lga to stewart. :shrug:

but anyway, if you had actually read it or more carefully you would have seen they are in support of a bus shuttle from astoria station and also of a rail connection if the ibx plan were to be extended there.

also, that they spelled van wyck wrong. ;)

mrnyc Jun 5, 2023 12:05 AM

what a waste of moo laaah. hopefully its only a demo.



NYC set to install protective platform doors at select subway stations in ‘coming months’

By Giulia Heyward
Published Jun 4, 2023

...

The protective platform doors are set to be installed at the Times Square 7 train, the Third Avenue L train and the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue E train stop. The Platform Screen Door Pilot Installation program is estimated to cost more than $100 million, according to one report.

The MTA declined to share a specific date for when the construction would begin. The program is coming despite previous concerns over whether this technology could actually be installed at certain older subway stations, MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber said at a meeting in May.


more:
https://qns.com/2023/03/op-ed-laguar...rain-derailed/

MAC123 Jun 5, 2023 12:07 AM

Please tell me you're joking^

k1052 Jun 5, 2023 2:15 PM

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 9960745)
you mean moved lga to stewart. :shrug:

but anyway, if you had actually read it or more carefully you would have seen they are in support of a bus shuttle from astoria station and also of a rail connection if the ibx plan were to be extended there.

also, that they spelled van wyck wrong. ;)

"do not oppose at this time" does not equal support.

I do love their contention that an N extension would only maybe be useful for people in Astoria and the UES so it should not be done totally ignoring that the line runs right through the middle of Manhattan from 59th St to the Battery.

mrnyc Jun 5, 2023 9:56 PM

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Originally Posted by k1052 (Post 9960974)
"do not oppose at this time" does not equal support.

I do love their contention that an N extension would only maybe be useful for people in Astoria and the UES so it should not be done totally ignoring that the line runs right through the middle of Manhattan from 59th St to the Battery.

meh, what does it even matter? if there is an ibx someday, and thats a big if, they aren’t getting it. :shrug:

mrnyc Jun 5, 2023 10:01 PM

now this here is hardcore — good luck to them & the cause —



Advocates set to go on hunger strike in Albany as State Assembly mulls over Sammy’s Law allowing NYC to lower speed limits

By Ben Brachfeld
Posted on June 5, 2023


A proposed law allowing New York City to set speed limits on its own streets, named for a child who was tragically killed by a speeding driver, is once again hitting roadblocks in the State Legislature, and advocates plan to go on a hunger strike this week to showcase the bill’s urgency.

Sammy’s Law, which advocates have been trying to pass through Albany for years, would allow the Big Apple to reduce speed limits on its own streets from 25 to 20 miles per hour; the city’s speed limits are presently controlled by the state.


more:
https://www.amny.com/transit/advocat...-speed-limits/

mrnyc Jun 8, 2023 1:25 AM

no give —



MSG, transit agencies at crossroads over future of Penn Station

By Ben Brachfeld
Posted on June 7, 2023


The gulf between the railroads using Penn Station and the arena sitting on top of it, Madison Square Garden, was on full display Wednesday at a marathon public hearing of the City Planning Commission, where the transit agencies what they deem the Garden’s lack of compatibility with the train station as city officials weigh a permit renewal that could ultimately force it to relocate.


more:
https://www.amny.com/new-york/manhat...-penn-station/

nito Jun 8, 2023 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 9961459)
now this here is hardcore — good luck to them & the cause —
Advocates set to go on hunger strike in Albany as State Assembly mulls over Sammy’s Law allowing NYC to lower speed limits

By Ben Brachfeld
Posted on June 5, 2023
A proposed law allowing New York City to set speed limits on its own streets, named for a child who was tragically killed by a speeding driver, is once again hitting roadblocks in the State Legislature, and advocates plan to go on a hunger strike this week to showcase the bill’s urgency.
Sammy’s Law, which advocates have been trying to pass through Albany for years, would allow the Big Apple to reduce speed limits on its own streets from 25 to 20 miles per hour; the city’s speed limits are presently controlled by the state.

more:
https://www.amny.com/transit/advocat...-speed-limits/

20mph in urban environments is an absolute no-brainer. In London where most of the city has now rolled out 20mph limits, in the past year there has been a 25% drop in people killed or seriously injured and a 64% drop in pedestrian collisions. There was also a three-fold increase in enforcement of traffic offences to ensure

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 9963638)
no give — MSG, transit agencies at crossroads over future of Penn Station

By Ben Brachfeld
Posted on June 7, 2023
The gulf between the railroads using Penn Station and the arena sitting on top of it, Madison Square Garden, was on full display Wednesday at a marathon public hearing of the City Planning Commission, where the transit agencies what they deem the Garden’s lack of compatibility with the train station as city officials weigh a permit renewal that could ultimately force it to relocate.

more:
https://www.amny.com/new-york/manhat...-penn-station/

I was recently at New York Penn (used LIRR and Amtrak services) and it has to be one of the worst major train stations in the developed world; a cluttered and dirty environment, with poor wayfinding and that’s before you get to the platforms which are dark, far too narrow, and in need of a proper deep clean. The new Moynihan train hall looks pretty but appears to be more focused on food and retail outlet provision rather than providing a pleasant environment for people using trains... in a train station. Like who thought it was a smart idea to have no seating so people just sit on the ground all over the place, or have just one escalator down to the platform, or dedicate the biggest screens for advertising rather than departure boards?

From everything I’ve read about Penn, there needs to be fewer but wider platforms with more through running. Adding lipstick to the pig, still makes it a pig.

mrnyc Jun 9, 2023 12:03 AM

^ i dk how you missed the ticketed waiting area in moynihan. its very pleasant.

mrnyc Jun 9, 2023 12:05 AM

i never heard of this, but if it works ok —



Why Blue Lights Are Appearing at Some Subway Stations

The MTA is testing a technology, already in place in other transit systems, that’s been shown to deter suicide attempts.

BY JOSE MARTINEZ JUN 7, 2023


more:
https://www.thecity.nyc/2023/6/7/237...ubway-stations

nito Jun 13, 2023 8:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 9964470)
^ i dk how you missed the ticketed waiting area in moynihan. its very pleasant.

I’m both amazed and puzzled that somehow I missed that; I just joined everyone else just standing around, with other people sitting or lying on the ground. I can’t even caveat to say that it was rush-hour (my journey was mid-morning) or that there were delays. My impression was that Moynihan was a pleasant retail experience, but a substandard travelling experience which is an absurd way to view transit infrastructure. Washington Union is a right old mess, but that’s for another thread.

mrnyc Jun 13, 2023 9:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nito (Post 9967590)
I’m both amazed and puzzled that somehow I missed that; I just joined everyone else just standing around, with other people sitting or lying on the ground. I can’t even caveat to say that it was rush-hour (my journey was mid-morning) or that there were delays. My impression was that Moynihan was a pleasant retail experience, but a substandard travelling experience which is an absurd way to view transit infrastructure. Washington Union is a right old mess, but that’s for another thread.

in other words the moynihan travelling experience wasn't substandard, your flawed review was. the waiting area is right there in plain sight. :rolleyes::shrug:

mrnyc Jun 13, 2023 9:35 PM

summer streets doubled this summer -- :tup:



NYC ‘Summer Streets’ initiative will expand to all five boroughs this summer

By Michael Dorgan
Posted on June 12, 2023


New York City is making around 20 miles of its streets car-free on various Saturdays this summer as part of its “Summer Streets” initiative expansion, Mayor Eric Adams announced in Queens on Monday.


more:
https://www.amny.com/news/summer-str...pand-nyc-2023/

https://www.amny.com/wp-content/uplo...er-streets.png

nito Jun 20, 2023 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 9968373)
in other words the moynihan travelling experience wasn't substandard, your flawed review was. the waiting area is right there in plain sight. :rolleyes::shrug:

https://i.ibb.co/zhz2hDK/9db5c231202...ntal-w700.webp
Image sourced from Curbed: https://www.curbed.com/2021/07/viral...n-benches.html

Gantz Jun 20, 2023 6:48 PM

They probably avoid putting benches there because of the homeless.

mrnyc Jun 26, 2023 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Gantz (Post 9973834)
They probably avoid putting benches there because of the homeless.

exactly.

so that pic is from back in 2021 when it first opened lol. the shops and waiting area opened later on in stages. :rolleyes:

mrnyc Jun 26, 2023 10:50 PM

moving forward on the penn redo — while waiting on gateway and the penn south expansion.



Penn Station's $7B overhaul to be paid for by federal and state subsidies, Hochul says

By Stephen Nessen
Published Jun 26, 2023


It’s back to the drawing board for the plan to renovate Penn Station, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday.

After five years of relying on former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to use fees from 10 new skyscrapers to help pay for an overhaul of the train hub and its surrounding area, Hochul now says the estimated $7 billion of work will be paid for by state and federal subsidies.

The announcement comes after the developer Vornado backed away from plans to build new skyscrapers near the station last year due to low demand for office space.

Hochul said the MTA will run the redesign of the station, which is owned by Amtrak. Preliminary renderings of the plan released Monday are similar to previous ones released by the MTA, with a new skylight and a single concourse with high ceilings.


more:
https://gothamist.com/news/penn-stat...es-hochul-says

https://nypost.com/wp-content/upload...0008898881.jpg
A rendering of Italian firm ASTM’s proposal for Penn Station.

Crawford Jun 27, 2023 2:33 AM

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 9978239)
exactly.

so that pic is from back in 2021 when it first opened lol. the shops and waiting area opened later on in stages. :rolleyes:

Right, the Moynihan waiting area has nothing to do with the concourse. Actually, that's true of all the main NYC-area terminals. Grand Central, Grand Central Madison, Penn, Moynihan, Atlantic Terminal and Hoboken Terminal all have separate waiting areas for ticketed passengers, separate from the main concourse.


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