U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler asked Bloomberg yesterday about a cross- harbor freight rail tunnel to Bay Ridge to reduce trucks. Though previously opposed to it, the mayor replied, “I promise you this: You and I and [Deputy Mayor Dan] Doctoroff will have a conversation about it. ... It’s not the world’s worst idea.”
What about freight rail?
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Hey Gloomberg! See the photo. It's of the Hell Gate Bridge. If you lived at Gracie Mansion, you might recognize it. Anyway, it's Long Island's mainland connection to the rest of the country. We already have an underused rail system. Why not work on sending more freight down it before you decide that building a Staten Island-Brooklyn freight tunnel & intermodal truck facility, which will cost us bazillions and bring increased pollution to western Queens, is a good idea?