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Old Posted Feb 24, 2020, 1:01 PM
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Originally Posted by nito View Post
Metro areas are regularly brought up on this forum to gauge size and scale, but the absence of joined up regional planning results in staggeringly expensive projects that deliver little benefit. East Side Access is costing half the price of Crossrail, but merely relocates terminating trains one mile away (whilst also reusing an existing tunnel) to a station that has surplus platform capacity, but which doesn’t utilise them.
MNRR didn't want to share Grand Central with LIRR so we get the mind bogglingly expensive ESA. Then of course LIRR didn't want to share their Penn slots with MNRR until the governor told them they had to.

Even within the same org the different arms are often too busy trying to block each other to protect their turf to get much done for their customers.
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