Just some #ruminations of the #stateofaffairs of Staten Island #transportation#options or should I say "LACK OF" options
In 1996 I rode the #fastferry to my job in #midtown across from Grand Central station it cost $12 roundtrip if Im recalling correctly and free van service to ferry terminal and free bus from East 34th near Heliport
That trip shaved 45 minutes to and hour plus from my #gruelingcommute
Staten Islanders have the WORST commute in the country with some commuters spending 2 hours plus ONE WAY to their jobs. . Then they do reverse at end of their long work day
NYTimes had an article about how Mayor Hylan promised a subway in 1919s...
But like the disastrous New York Observation wheel project $500million cost ballooned to now $1 BILLION and the project was killed.
My question: where the $500 MILLION at??? And why aren't some heads rolling???
Once again Staten Islanders get SHAFTED
When will people be held accountable for short changing an Island of 500,000 educated people???