jfklganyc wrote:LCDFlight wrote:The Subway is simply a better solution. There is not a money problem here. This is a praise-worthy move by New Gov. If FAA regs did not previously support LGA Subway extension, it shows how stupid FAA regs previously were. Start at the right answer and work backwards.
Oh… and locals should get to _compete_ for the various route alternatives. Draw 2 good routes and make the neighborhoods compete for the honor. What they can offer would be, for example, a legal defense commitment funded by property owners who stand to gain.
The latest leg of the subway, the 2nd Ave. line, cost $2.7 billion a mile to build. That opened several years ago.
So assuming 3 miles from Ditmars to LGA…let’s round down…$6 billion dollars.
And a lot of lawsuits.
Tell me how you plan to get this approved and paid for?
STT757…please feel free to chime in here too…as you are a big advocate of this plan
Prosecute and sentence the mafia figures who are inflating costs to such levels. That is a cartoonish figure. The real construction cost would be around $1 billion. Hire a company from Alabama to do it. So you are adding $5 billion in additional mafia bribes on top of that. Even if so, NYS, NYC, PANYNJ, and US government have plenty of money for this. It’s absurd that this even has to be debated. It’s a national priority. People always try to extort money that does not belong to them.