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Old Posted Oct 6, 2019, 1:08 PM
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BRT along a rail line. Only in NY (amd the rest of the country)
You couldn't fully restore the rail line, though. Tons of development has occurred on land formerly occupied by the railbed. You would have to build a subway in parts. Light rail may work, though. On the western end, the elevated structure is intact.
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2019, 2:11 PM
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According to a summary of the a study for reactivating the Rockaway Beach LIRR line the cost is 6-9B depending what option is selected (LIRR vs NYCT heavy rail). Unless they are literally going to rebuild it out of silver bullion I have no idea how that could be a rational estimate.

They need a very short tunnel under the LIRR main line and to fix the existing ROW plus add stations. That's it. Yet they found a way to make it exceed the cost of SAS phase 2...
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2019, 12:56 AM
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Given the absurd costs to build infrastructure in NYC I wish they could just keep everything as utilitarian as possible. Trying to pretty this stuff up is just a waste of money.
Well thank God you are not in charge.
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2019, 12:16 PM
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BRT along a rail line. Only in NY (amd the rest of the country)
cost per mile:
light rail $15-100M
brt $10+M

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Old Posted Oct 9, 2019, 8:22 PM
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Hell yeah. This was so effective that it's being made permanent.



Coast Guard issues NPRM to make Portal Bridge rush hour opening restrictions permanent

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The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to make permanent the peak time restrictions for maritime traffic that governs when Amtrak’s Portal Bridge can be opened. The NPRM was published in the Oct. 7 edition of the Federal Register and the Coast Guard does not consider it to be “significant regulatory action.”

In March, the U.S. Coast Guard issued an order that prohibited the opening of the bridge in Kearny, N.J., for marine traffic on the Hackensack River between 5:00-10:00 a.m. and 3:00-8:00 p.m. for six months. The order was implemented to reduce the risk that the bridge will experience a failure. The moveable span bridge, which is more than a century old, hosts approximately 450 trains per day and the aging mechanical components sometimes malfunction while opening and closing for maritime traffic.

The NPRM would extend and the existing restrictions while the U.S. Coast Guard finalizes the rule. Comments on the NPRM must be received by Dec. 6, 2019.
https://www.masstransitmag.com/rail/...ions-permanent
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2019, 5:49 PM
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the gov wants mta to speed up the subways.


https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/10...-andrew-cuomo/
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not so fast ... !



Higher subway speeds worry NYC train operators — and new report explains why

By CLAYTON GUSE
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
OCT 14, 2019 | 5:00 AM


A new MTA consultant report underscores why efforts to speed up subway trains worry the people who drive them.

Operators of 400-ton trains that might carry 1,000 people often can’t see the speed limit signs posted along the tracks, can’t trust the vintage technology that runs track signals, and can’t even be sure if the brakes will work properly.

And faulty speedometers make unclear how fast the train is moving. “One minute it’ll say I’m going 10, the next it’ll say I’m going 60, and all while I know I’m going 20,” said an operator who works on the No. 3 line.

Those are among the problems cited in the report distributed last week to Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials. The report, by consulting firm STV, highlights the complicated challenges that transit officials face in their effort to speed the subway commutes of 5.5 million New Yorkers a day.


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https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...t2y-story.html
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Consultants find out that deferred maintenance and systems operated past useful life cause problems. Money well spent!

The system is/was full of faulty timers and failure prone signals. They're making progress on fixing these but it's still going to take a while. Same goes for brake condition standards on the rolling stock.

Really this just underscores the importance of moving the entire system to CBTC as soon as humanly possible even if it means major outages. The L and the 7 are now extremely reliable. They just have to get contractors who know what they are doing and deploy the technology faster.
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