THE L TRAIN SHUT DOWN. PROVES THAT THIS WAS JUST CRISIS CREATION.
THEY WERE GROSSLY UNPREPARED EVEN TO THE CURRENT STANDARDS OF THIS CITY.
EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY OF ANDY BYFORD TO FIX THE TRAINS WAS IMPLEMENTED THIS YEAR. MEANWHILE HE HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE CITY SINCE 2014. WHEN THEY STARTED DISCUSSING THE SHUTDOWN.
THEY GOT THEIR UBER TAX
THEY GOT THEIR YELLOW CAB TAX.
THEY GOT THE PARKING REMOVED IN BUSINESS DISTRICTS!
THEY GOT THEIR CONGESTION PRICING TO PAY FOR THE REPAIRS, ON A TRAIN THAT WAS RUNNING JUST FINE.
IT WAS ALL ABOUT CONTROLS AND NOT THE TUNNEL.
THIS WAS A TOTAL DISGRACE!!!!!
IT EFFECTED THE COMMUNITY! AGAIN CRISIS CREATION JUST LIKE NYCHA TO HELP JUSTIFY THE AMAZON DEAL!!!
*prior to L train shutdown cancellation
Fernando Ferrer already suggested having the Amazon assist the MTA in enhancing the Subway! This is a slippery slope!
The MTA is falling apart and there is no end in sight.
We New Yorkers are looking at an absolute crisis. It's terrifying!
The city council was made laws, new taxes, and tolls, that do not help our residents. Brooklyn, most of Queens and Long Island will now turn into New Jersey. Do to "congestion" pricing. Oh yes the city will absolutely be congested now. Cuomo, not even the city, will get their money via facial recognition, when the DMV cancels vehicle registrations of our less fortunate residents who can't keep up with these fines. Scofflaws -people that can't afford these rip off tickets and tolls, will be pulled over and arrested by NYS Troopers and not even the NYPD. Some dude in a Cowboy hat will arrest you! It's sick. CONGESTION PRICING IS ELITIST PRICING!!!
NOT CHANGING THE PORT AUTHORITY TO A RAIL STATION IS AN EPIC FAILURE. WASTE OF TUNNEL AND MONEY!
Driving in the city traffic will mirror a post-apocalyptic evacuation every day!
Even Mother Teresa will have road rage!
2/3's of the Lincoln Tunnel will shut down for 2 years. All the while 8,000 buses go in and out of it a day.
1/2 of the Holland Tunnel will be shutting down for 5 years simultaneously.
All the while the BQE is building a temporary bridge just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, and a park might be built under the Williamsburg Bridge right above the existing BQE. Called BQGreen.
The narrow Williamsburg Bridge will be closed off to passenger vehicles, reduced to car pools, and thousands of buses will be crashing into Cement trucks. As many people that use the Port Authority use the L train. They will all go on bus. There are hundreds of bus accidents a year in the Brooklyn Battery tunnel because of limited room. The Williamsburg Bridge lanes are narrower. It will be mayhem!
They are shutting down 14th and 13th Street. It's going to be pandemonium out there.
The only solution your city council has come up with is to impose a $2.75 tax on all Uber, Lyft, and Vio rides, to funnel the money straight to the insolvent MTA. All the while capping the number of Lyft type companies aloud in the city. To support the Elite TLC that sold medallions for over a $1m dollars.
Besides the BQE repairs most of these issues are due to Hurricane Sandy and the complete utter incompetence of the DeBlasio administration.
The City Council has had over 6 years now to come up with a solution. They only voted put in more tolls and brought back the $1,000,000,000 medallion. We are so disgusted as a city, it feels so hopeless we don't even know how to be outraged!
Simple things that could have been done.
The Williamsburg Bridge and the L train shut down. For over 6 years they had a chance to widen the bike lanes and walking paths over the bridge and they have done nothing! They didn't even round of the corners on the top of bridge for the bike lanes, where there is an least one crash a day on top of the bridge. At the landing of the Williamsburg Bridge in Manhattan on Delancey St. Biking is a gauntlet getting off and on the Bridge and now the bikers will be competing with 5,000 buses, and the city did nothing.
Connect the G Train to the L Train.
Right now its not even a free transfer. It's systematic tyranny that they haven't been connected yet, even before the L train shut down. But with 6 years to figure out something so simple and rational, and actually not. It must be systematic tyranny. That's what I thought. But you can see where these trains intersect right from Councilman Reynoso's office. When I walked in and spoke to the staff about it. They appeared clueless. I don't think Reynoso is a tyrant. I just think these council members I'm running against are grossly incompetent and have no political will. They are just mouth pieces and have no forward thinking what so ever. Its sad!