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    They'll just squeeze the single driver private cars off of Manhattan

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    People will drive in the bus lanes, they wont care esp when it gets backed up past SoHo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewYorkDoc View Post
    People will drive in the bus lanes, they wont care esp when it gets backed up past SoHo.
    Yes unless enforcement isn't stepped up. I don't understand why they can't simply place a few traffic cameras on Broadway and capture the plates of bus lane violators. They do the same thing at intersections to nail cars that run red lights. Seems like an easy, lower cost method of enforcement compared to relying on already overworked, and spread thin traffic police to ticket drivers.

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    Now, if they switch to electric buses, it would be worthy of all the expense.

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    Perhaps cameras / fines will do the trick ... They need to do something new.

    At almost every intersection on Broadway you've got the idiot drivers who "Block the Box" and cause traffic to back up in all directions. The traffic cops I see hardly ever write a ticket for that -- they just try to keep the vehicles from entering the intersection when the light is changing. None of what they do now is very effective.

    Big $$ penalties for all sorts of infractions might be the only answer to all the downtown traffic woes.

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    South Ferry Construction Near the End of the Line

    A little more than three years since it began, construction of the new South Ferry subway terminal is now in its final phase. The new $517 million station is on target for a December 2008 opening, with the heavy-duty work complete and only finishing work outstanding.

    Contractor Judlau Construction is handling the multi-faceted finishing job. Currently, crews are focused on final track and utility installation, as well as tying in station signals to the electric system.

    Lowermanhattan.info

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    Regarding the JFK tunnell, is it dead now? If so, I suppose that 2Billion was put foward into the SAS?

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