Friday, November 19, 2010
7 to NJ?
From Eyewitness News:
The plan to build a tunnel under the Hudson was killed last month by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, but Tuesday night it was in a way, reborn.
The Bloomberg administration is quietly planning a proposal to ease the commute for folks from New Jersey into Manhattan by extending the number 7 subway line from Times Square, under the Hudson River, all the way to Secaucus.
The plan calls for building the 7 line all the way across the Hudson into Hoboken and then on to the Secaucus Transfer Station.
The plan would achieve many of the goals that would have been accomplished by that other tunnel that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie killed because of the cost.
Extending the 7 train would also be a much cheaper alternative.
It would shave billions off the final price tag.