Here's a couple of highlights that I found interesting..Again I reiterate will people park their cars to take the train?
Will folks who use the current buses be willing to transfer to three trains which may not be timed to your exact arrivals? Will they stand out in the cold winter months on train platforms to do so?
Or would they prefer to just make a single boarding on a bus which takes them right into Port Authority one block from Times Square?
Will folks who can currently travel by bus to NYC in just over 2 hours be willing to endure more then the 4 hours a day they already spend commuting?
Keep in mind the $658.9 million is in 2010 dollars and it does not include the rail line to High Bridge, NJ. If that extension should cost $20 million a mile, the price tag could easily come to over $1 billion. Then there's always those unforeseen costs overruns.
The buses are already running at no costs to the taxpayer. Should taxpayers spend what will most likely be over $1 billion to reinvent the wheel?
Thinking Outside The Box: If we were serious about using public transportation-- I would think far less money would be spent by encouraging current commuters to use the public transportation that we do already have.Point is rather then focusing on tossing $1 billion the public most likely resist, why not offer them a carrot instead?