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(NJ.com)   Traffic problems expected as NJ closes its longest bridge, and major link to NYC. Don't worry though, they figure they should have it open again in about 2 years   (nj.com) divider line 28
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2014-04-10 04:32:39 PM
Alright, who pissed off Christie this time?
 
2014-04-10 04:53:38 PM
You mean to say that maybe the traffic study was real?
 
2014-04-10 04:54:38 PM

Delta1212: Alright, who pissed off Christie this time?


Boooo. Boo you, man.
Your joke was bad and you should feel bad.

/but seriously, we reallllllllly need to invest in infrastructure in our country.
 
2014-04-10 04:56:29 PM
Well, better than letting gravity win and Oscar

housegoeshome.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-10 04:58:54 PM

Witty_Retort: Delta1212: Alright, who pissed off Christie this time?

Boooo. Boo you, man.
Your joke was bad and you should feel bad.

/but seriously, we reallllllllly need to invest in infrastructure in our country.


But I throght Obama invested nearly a trillion dollars in those Shovel Ready Jobs -- Oh wait, he did say later that they wern't really shovel ready.
 
2014-04-10 05:04:18 PM

Witty_Retort: Delta1212: Alright, who pissed off Christie this time?

Boooo. Boo you, man.
Your joke was bad and you should feel bad.

/but seriously, we reallllllllly need to invest in infrastructure in our country.


You are free to invest in free market solutions for new methods of transportation. However, do not expect me to pay for socialist indulgences; I have no need of new transportation infrastructure because, thanks to online ordering and fast shipping, I rarely need to leave my home.
 
2014-04-10 05:16:16 PM

Dimensio: Witty_Retort: Delta1212: Alright, who pissed off Christie this time?

Boooo. Boo you, man.
Your joke was bad and you should feel bad.

/but seriously, we reallllllllly need to invest in infrastructure in our country.

You are free to invest in free market solutions for new methods of transportation. However, do not expect me to pay for socialist indulgences; I have no need of new transportation infrastructure because, thanks to online ordering and fast shipping, I rarely need to leave my home.


Yup, the free market should build a new bridge to alleviate these issues. Why the hell should my tax dollars go to it, I live out west, doesn't help me a bit.
Get back to me when it's a road I drive on, until then, quit moochin!

/Learned that in Acting like a Republican 101
 
2014-04-10 05:19:16 PM
Reminds of the Williamsburg Bridge in the 1980s/early 1990s.
 
2014-04-10 05:21:57 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-04-10 05:37:35 PM

Brick-House: Witty_Retort: Delta1212: Alright, who pissed off Christie this time?

Boooo. Boo you, man.
Your joke was bad and you should feel bad.

/but seriously, we reallllllllly need to invest in infrastructure in our country.

But I throght Obama invested nearly a trillion dollars in those Shovel Ready Jobs -- Oh wait, he did say later that they wern't really shovel ready.


You mean like the Hudson Tunnel project that Chris Christie killed against the advice of economists?  Ostensibly, the reason to kill the project is because it was too expensive, but Christie didn't actually give back any of the money allocated for it.  Instead he spent it on local road repairs.
 
2014-04-10 05:48:29 PM

CygnusDarius: [imgs.xkcd.com image 640x454]


CSB when I was young I went with the scouts to a municipal public hearing of grievances ( public meeting ). During the hearing, one man went forward and described himself. Im So and So, owner of MainStreet's mall. Id like to pass a resolution concerning the synchronization of Main street's stop lights, see document number x on your desks right now. They passed it without any challenge.

As I thought, well, here is a concerned citizen making a proposition to sync stop lights. It makes sense that they are synced, why wouldnt they be in the 1st place? Cant believe those stupid engineers who didnt sync the lights up when they built that new one in front of the Mainstreet mall.

Right after the hearing, we went down on main street, and the light were already synced. So I said to the scout leader, "if it was already synced why would he ask for it to be synced? Unless he wants HIS light not to be synced with the rest so that he might get more business?" Lo and behold, a week later this is exactly what happened.
 
2014-04-10 06:02:19 PM
the three scariest roadways I've ever driven over are the Pulaski Skyway, the Tappan Zee Bridge and the old Cooper River Bridges in Charleston, SC (they've since been replaced)
 
2014-04-10 06:10:14 PM
Infrastructure is one of the few areas that honest libertarians will agree upon.  The general welfare provision was intended to mean infrastructure and keeping Mr. I Hate America from causing a ruckus.

We need it and the private industry will be happy to provide it for an exhorbinent fee.
 
2014-04-10 06:27:46 PM
Stile4aly:
You mean like the Hudson Tunnel project that Chris Christie killed against the advice of economists?  Ostensibly, the reason to kill the project is because it was too expensive, but Christie didn't actually give back any of the money allocated for it.  Instead he spent it on local road repairs.

Killing ARC was one of the best decisions made by anyone in years.  Instead of being saddled with an expensive/under performing tunnel and station to literally nowhere (or, more exactly, the basement of Macy's), it gave Amtrak the punt in the ass to look at building two new tunnels to Penn Station.  A project that's already underway.
 
2014-04-10 06:35:39 PM

The Bestest: the three scariest roadways I've ever driven over are the Pulaski Skyway, the Tappan Zee Bridge and the old Cooper River Bridges in Charleston, SC (they've since been replaced)


Route 17 in North Jersey is the scariest drive in this state I've ever had. It was like miles and miles and miles and miles and miles of drunk drivers
 
2014-04-10 07:29:18 PM

Dimensio: You are free to invest in free market solutions for new methods of transportation. However, do not expect me to pay for socialist indulgences; I have no need of new transportation infrastructure because, thanks to online ordering and fast shipping, I rarely need to leave my home.


Which., of course, means that your package is going to be stuck on the same bridge with the rest of the traffic...
 
2014-04-10 07:56:43 PM
All jokes aside, the Pulaski Skyway is a farking disaster waiting to happen. A few winters ago there were spots where you could see the rebar through holes in the asphalt. Traffic will be a nightmare getting to the tunnel now but it's a small price to pay to not see people plunge to their dooms.
 
2014-04-10 08:21:30 PM

Stile4aly: Brick-House: Witty_Retort: Delta1212: Alright, who pissed off Christie this time?

Boooo. Boo you, man.
Your joke was bad and you should feel bad.

/but seriously, we reallllllllly need to invest in infrastructure in our country.

But I throght Obama invested nearly a trillion dollars in those Shovel Ready Jobs -- Oh wait, he did say later that they wern't really shovel ready.

You mean like the Hudson Tunnel project that Chris Christie killed against the advice of economists?  Ostensibly, the reason to kill the project is because it was too expensive, but Christie didn't actually give back any of the money allocated for it.  Instead he spent it on local road repairs.


Which economists?   The liberal economists?  Or the ones who live in NYC and wouldn't have cared that NJ would have been  on the hook for the extra money that undoubtedly would be needed to finish it?  Or the fact that the tunnel would not have even have actually ended at a train station, but would have just stopped and people would have had to walk a few blocks to get to Grand Central (or the other one) to get to other trains?
 
2014-04-10 10:00:14 PM

PsychoPhil: Stile4aly:
You mean like the Hudson Tunnel project that Chris Christie killed against the advice of economists?  Ostensibly, the reason to kill the project is because it was too expensive, but Christie didn't actually give back any of the money allocated for it.  Instead he spent it on local road repairs.

Killing ARC was one of the best decisions made by anyone in years.  Instead of being saddled with an expensive/under performing tunnel and station to literally nowhere (or, more exactly, the basement of Macy's), it gave Amtrak the punt in the ass to look at building two new tunnels to Penn Station.  A project that's already underway.


The basement of Macy's. The giant store right next to Penn Station, the PATH terminal, as well as the 6th Ave, 7th Ave and the Broadway Subway stations? Too bad there's no way to connect train stations underground, that would have been really useful. Oh well, Its not like people from Jersey need to come to Manhattan for anything.
 
2014-04-11 12:11:10 AM

Joe USer: PsychoPhil: Stile4aly:
You mean like the Hudson Tunnel project that Chris Christie killed against the advice of economists?  Ostensibly, the reason to kill the project is because it was too expensive, but Christie didn't actually give back any of the money allocated for it.  Instead he spent it on local road repairs.

Killing ARC was one of the best decisions made by anyone in years.  Instead of being saddled with an expensive/under performing tunnel and station to literally nowhere (or, more exactly, the basement of Macy's), it gave Amtrak the punt in the ass to look at building two new tunnels to Penn Station.  A project that's already underway.

The basement of Macy's. The giant store right next to Penn Station, the PATH terminal, as well as the 6th Ave, 7th Ave and the Broadway Subway stations? Too bad there's no way to connect train stations underground, that would have been really useful. Oh well, Its not like people from Jersey need to come to Manhattan for anything.


Can't be done through 6th Ave, because of the existing infrastructure, primarily NYC Water Tunnel #1, which many in the DEP are crossing their fingers maintains its structural integrity until Tunnel #3 is completed.  Think a water main break is bad?  What happens if a 20' plus water tunnel breaks?
 
2014-04-11 12:30:28 AM

Somaticasual: Dimensio: You are free to invest in free market solutions for new methods of transportation. However, do not expect me to pay for socialist indulgences; I have no need of new transportation infrastructure because, thanks to online ordering and fast shipping, I rarely need to leave my home.

Which., of course, means that your package is going to be stuck on the same bridge with the rest of the traffic...


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2014-04-11 12:31:04 AM

Joe USer: The basement of Macy's. The giant store right next to Penn Station, the PATH terminal, as well as the 6th Ave, 7th Ave and the Broadway Subway stations? Too bad there's no way to connect train stations underground, that would have been really useful. Oh well, Its not like people from Jersey need to come to Manhattan for anything.


You don't understand... there was *NO WAY TO CONNECT*. I'm going to assume (yes, I know) that you never looked at the actual plans. The tunnel literally would have ended far, far below any other track in the area, and it wouldn't have been possible to directly go from there to Penn Station (or any of the subways), due to the positioning of everything else. (ie. There wasn't room to build a bridging station because of all the existing infrastructure - tracks, power lines, water, sewer, etc - in the area.) You'd need to hop on an escalator that would take several *minutes* to reach street level, then walk a couple of blocks to get to Penn.

The *ONLY* reason that tunnel was even considered was so that Corzine could a) give the construction unions involved a reason to vote for him, and b) get a photo-op of the ground breaking for his reelection campaign. Every single railroad and transportation expert, every exec at Amtrak, and even the NJ Sierra Club (you know, the people who would most push for mass transit) essentially said it was a horrible plan. NYC essentially said "Hey, if you want to build it, go right ahead! We're not going to help out in the slightest, but you have fun."

Christie was perfectly right to kill the thing before it became a boondoggle that would dwarf Boston's Big Dig in terms of cost overruns and bad PR. Having said that, he shouldn't have just kept and reallocated the federal funds for it; that part was indeed wrong.
 
2014-04-11 12:42:40 AM

Dimensio: Somaticasual: Dimensio: You are free to invest in free market solutions for new methods of transportation. However, do not expect me to pay for socialist indulgences; I have no need of new transportation infrastructure because, thanks to online ordering and fast shipping, I rarely need to leave my home.

Which., of course, means that your package is going to be stuck on the same bridge with the rest of the traffic...

thatsthejoke.jpg


Yeah after re-reading your post, I...I have to cop to some level of thickness there. But, it is unapologetic...
 
2014-04-11 01:44:28 AM

The Bestest: the three scariest roadways I've ever driven over are the Pulaski Skyway, the Tappan Zee Bridge and the old Cooper River Bridges in Charleston, SC (they've since been replaced)


Fark yea tarpan zee bridge! I got stuck over an hour on it once that mother farker swayed like that old ass film of the bridge that dances lol
 
2014-04-11 01:45:49 AM

styckx: The Bestest: the three scariest roadways I've ever driven over are the Pulaski Skyway, the Tappan Zee Bridge and the old Cooper River Bridges in Charleston, SC (they've since been replaced)

Route 17 in North Jersey is the scariest drive in this state I've ever had. It was like miles and miles and miles and miles and miles of drunk drivers


Rt 3 is way worse
 
2014-04-11 09:13:09 AM

Stile4aly: Brick-House: Witty_Retort: Delta1212: Alright, who pissed off Christie this time?

Boooo. Boo you, man.
Your joke was bad and you should feel bad.

/but seriously, we reallllllllly need to invest in infrastructure in our country.

But I throght Obama invested nearly a trillion dollars in those Shovel Ready Jobs -- Oh wait, he did say later that they wern't really shovel ready.

You mean like the Hudson Tunnel project that Chris Christie killed against the advice of economists?  Ostensibly, the reason to kill the project is because it was too expensive, but Christie didn't actually give back any of the money allocated for it.  Instead he spent it on local road repairs.


One has nothing to do with the other. Pulaski skyway bypasses residential areas by going over them. It ends a few miles from Manhattan.
 
2014-04-11 10:21:37 AM

Mralterego: styckx: The Bestest: the three scariest roadways I've ever driven over are the Pulaski Skyway, the Tappan Zee Bridge and the old Cooper River Bridges in Charleston, SC (they've since been replaced)

Route 17 in North Jersey is the scariest drive in this state I've ever had. It was like miles and miles and miles and miles and miles of drunk drivers

Rt 3 is way worse


I stopped taking the Tappan Zee after I was told how bad the condition was by a construction worker. This article only helped me to confirm I'd never take it again until it's replaced.
 
2014-04-11 06:11:42 PM

Mralterego: Rt 3 is way worse


Really?  Which part?  No doubt it stinks, but it's never scared me the way Pulaski or 22 does.
 
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