Many a railway projects are stillborn because of finance, objections, incompetent planning and egotism, not to mention difficult terrain. Mark Cannon made perhaps the most telling observation when he suggested that having a rail link would make Staten Island a more expensive place to live.
Thanks for posting. I know a bunch of staten islanders who also prefer SI the way it is.. Tip: All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers.
Profile Join. Log in Join. A subway to Staten Island? How a transit dream died. Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination.
It is from this unique combination of disciplines which he draws inspiration, always making sure to add healthy doses of tongue-in-cheek humor. Sep 06, Antonio Jr. The refugees are travelling with trains and busses to get to Germany through the Balkan region. Kenneth Guthrie. Photo Gallery.
New York City forums. All forums.
Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content. Related: What are the most popular tours in New York City? See all. Best Seller. Special Offer. Re: A subway to Staten Island?
Scott S. Destination Expert for New York City.
Reply to: A subway to Staten Island? Read our community guidelines. Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted. Ask a question. Related hotels Dream Midtown.
Show Prices. Hotel Chambers Hotel. Hudson New York. Pod 51 Hotel.
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. The New Yorker a Wyndham Hotel. Stewart Hotel.
All hotels in New York City But he comes from a lineage — a succession of political sultans, of every tribe and kindred, masquerading as transit saviours, wearing NDP, Liberal and any kind of garment a gullible and transit-starved electorate embraces at the moment.
They have all failed us spectacularly. It opened in late But Rob Ford and this same Doug Ford showed up and smashed that plan, setting us on 10 more wasted years. Only a fool believes that Premier Doug can build the Scarborough subway extension with three stations instead of one, do it faster and at no cost to taxpayers, and reap billions from developers who will pay the freight in exchange for development rights along leafy residential neighbourhoods that are not zoned for the kind of overbuild required for such a fantastical scheme.
Yes, the same relief line the TTC says is essential to take passengers off the dangerously congested nexus of Lines 1 and 2 and Yonge-Bloor. They know that it means the DRL, conceived of in the s, could be years in the making when it is finally in operation. Maybe they raised an eyebrow when they read that the province deems a priority, the Eglinton West LRT, and are insisting it goes below ground, a more difficult, lengthy and costly option.
Dreams in Transit is a poetic, essay-style documentary reflecting on the theme of identity, belonging and the meaning of 'home' seen through the eyes of a. “DREAMS IN TRANSIT,” is a poetic, cine-essay style documentary reflecting on the theme of identity and belonging for contemporary migrants.
Suburban votes drive this initiative — and tough bananas to those of you smooshed and congested downstream. But commuters are done with that. Just build something, please. At the precise moment when everyone agrees that our economic and social future as an urban region depends on the transit decision we make now, and money is on the table to deliver the engine, our political charlatans are poised to make monumental mistakes that could saddle future generations.
Instead, we capitulate to the party hacks, partisans and political loyalists; the engineers and planners who profit from perpetual redesigns; and shallow opinion leaders who think a subway here is the same as a subway there. And years hence, few will understand how politicians so often co-opted transit doctrine that true believers eventually lost faith. Royson James is a former Star reporter who is now a freelance columnist based in Toronto.
Follow him on Twitter: roysonjames. Copyright owned or licensed by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited.