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Get ready for a commuter apocalypse
NY Post ^ | Aug. 9, 2018 | By Danielle Furfaro, Alex Taylor and Aaron Feis

Posted on 08/10/2018 9:28:57 AM PDT by libstripper

Edited on 08/10/2018 9:49:56 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Itís a good thing that New York is the city that never sleeps ó since it takes all day to get anywhere.

A perfect storm of subway repairs, highway construction, commuter rail woes and worsening gridlock is creating a commuter doomsday the likes of which the city has never seen before.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: commuting; nyc; snafu
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As a former Shitcago resident (1970-1971), I thank my lucky stars to have been living in the exurban Knoxville, TN area for the last thirty one years under a REPUBLICAN government and now to be happily retired. I love to see NYC suffering under DemonRats.
1 posted on 08/10/2018 9:28:57 AM PDT by libstripper
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Very low unemployment is part of this mix. A whole lot of people need to get to work nowadays. It wasn’t like that for the previous 8 years.

My commute (not NYC) has been much worse lately. Lots of cars on the road.


2 posted on 08/10/2018 9:32:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The MSM is in the business of creating a fake version of reality for political reasons.)
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My project avoids the commuting problem by a work at home with VPNs approach. There are few reasons for "in person" meetings. When they occur, employees are jumping on airplanes since they live all over the US in multiple timezones.
3 posted on 08/10/2018 9:32:43 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: libstripper

Couldnt happen to a nicer bunch of socialists.


4 posted on 08/10/2018 9:35:16 AM PDT by raiderboy (Trump has assured us that he will "shut down the government to get the WALL in September"r)
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To: libstripper

I wasn’t going within 200 miles of NYC, but good to know another reason to avoid it.


5 posted on 08/10/2018 9:37:17 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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6 posted on 08/10/2018 9:42:52 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: libstripper

Working remote is the best job ever, no delays between waking up and signing on.


7 posted on 08/10/2018 9:43:39 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: Snickering Hound

And the Democratic Party.


8 posted on 08/10/2018 9:43:59 AM PDT by Leep (Make The Swamp Small Again!)
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To: libstripper

NYC, where going 19 miles takes 7 hours.


9 posted on 08/10/2018 9:45:04 AM PDT by CodeToad ( Hating on Trump is hating on me and America!)
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Working remote is the best job ever, no delays between waking up and signing on.

I worked at home for a stretch and never really liked it. I like to have a commute separating me from work and my home life. Maybe I'm just crazy but I take Metro North to NYC from Westport, CT and I love it. It's a 2-hour commute each way but I get so much reading done on the train. I've almost doubled the amount of books that I read in a given month.

10 posted on 08/10/2018 9:48:15 AM PDT by SamAdams76 ( If you are offended by what I have to say here then you can blame your parents for raising a wuss)
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I commuted for 25 years from northern NH to southern NH, mostly at night.

Most nights it would be an hour or so between seeing another car, while on the freeway.

Some nights I saw more moose than cars.

11 posted on 08/10/2018 10:16:38 AM PDT by Mogger
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New Jersey Transit is cancelling up to 30 trains a day now. Conductors and engineers playing hooky.


12 posted on 08/10/2018 10:27:29 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: ClearCase_guy

If it’s bad today, wait until school starts.

Good luck then...


13 posted on 08/10/2018 10:28:29 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: Jolla

Yep, I’ve been working from home now going on 5 years. I love it.


14 posted on 08/10/2018 10:30:38 AM PDT by VastRWCon (LARGE PRINT GIVE IT, small print take it away.)
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For 12 years I commuted from North Central New Jersey to Kennedy Airport in NYC. There was a lot of different ways to drive that trip. I changed them as much as possible to keep my sanity. Then I started my own business alongside my employment with a airline. I was so glad to get a transfer to Miami just to get away from the crooks and mobs. It was a lot easier life I thought. Built a new life for myself and my wife and son. Yes NYC was were I was raised but its also the main place in the USA for crooked politicians. I think its in the DNA of the water there....


15 posted on 08/10/2018 10:37:12 AM PDT by straps (we elected a commander in chief, not a pastor in chief...)
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I live and work in NYC and my commute is a ten minute walk. That said, trying to meet friends in other neighborhoods has become a nightmare no matter what mode of transportation. Well, a motorcycle is still decent.

What I haven’t seen mentioned on any discussion of commuting difficulties is how ever since Bloomberg was mayor, the city has had a war on cars. Manhattan, then Brooklyn and now in Queens... they keep taking lanes away from cars and turning them into bike lanes.

Many two way streets are now one way. And cars which used to be parked against the curb are in one of the former lanes (and the bikes use the spot where the cars were parked). The significance is that now an exiting driver will open the door into traffic, halting everyone.

The other tactic to make driving difficult is turning any little triangle of road where two streets intersect at a narrow angle or a street wye’s off have been blocked off and turned into pedestrian malls that no one uses.

Oh and the last one that just got me good: The Brooklyn Queens Expressway starts/ends at the Grand Central Parkway. If you were to get onto the GCP right at the Triboro Bridge and wanted to hop onto the BQE, you used to be able to stay in the far right lane for maybe a half a mile and then you’re on the BQE. They took that lane away for who knows what reason. Now you have to merge onto one of the GCP lanes and then you have move back over right to get onto the BQE. Just clogs everything up. Same issue in other direction too. Madness.


16 posted on 08/10/2018 10:46:31 AM PDT by OA5599
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To: Myrddin

I agree with you, unless otherwise necessary bring the work to the worker, not the worker to the task


17 posted on 08/10/2018 10:51:31 AM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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Does Westport still have that lending library in the train station?

I used to do the reverse of what you do.


18 posted on 08/10/2018 12:16:24 PM PDT by ArGee (Is Congress worse than MS-13? MS-13 is honest about wanting to rape, control, and kill.)
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19 posted on 08/10/2018 12:18:19 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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Does Westport still have that lending library in the train station?

They do!

Most people are on their tablets and iPhones but you see a few still reading actual books.

20 posted on 08/10/2018 12:23:00 PM PDT by SamAdams76 ( If you are offended by what I have to say here then you can blame your parents for raising a wuss)
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