Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Gee, where's the G?

Welcome to Queens, where even rapid transit runs crappily:

Does the ‘G’ Stand for Ghost?

But institute that congestion fee, and this will all magically correct itself...

Photo from NY Times


Anonymous said...

When the G ran during rush hours, it was packed. There is a need for crosstown service, but the MTA, in their infinite wisdom, nixed it. Of course, building another subway on the east side of Manhattan takes priority.

Anonymous said...

There are so many schools in downtown Brooklyn, and a thriving commercial center there, that it doesn't make sense to cut off transit to the people who need to get there.

Anonymous said...

The G train is a pain. It is only 4 cars long - what are they thinking of?

The orginal idea was to create a corrider between Queens Plaza and Atlantic Ave to parallel the overcrowded Grand Central to Wall Street in Manhattan.

All we get is this pathetic scrap of a line. Of course, our population is exploding in double digits, but, since all our politicians are bright young boys with a great future, this will have to be sorted out at some point in the future.

Anonymous said...

To the 2nd poster....
It absolutely makes sense in our (covertly) racist city!

Too many "people of color" still live in downtown Brooklyn (the Atlantic Yards project is designed to eliminate them) and our "city fathers" don't want a direct transportation link into western Queens (currently in the process of being yuppified by upper class Whites)!

That's why there's only a Metro card transfer to the #7 train. There could have been a direct transfer but that's an example of nasty social engineering applied in a more subtle manner!!!