lpetrich wrote: ↑Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:33 pm
I tracked down that amny.com article: Port Authority reveals possible alternatives to LaGuardia AirTrain | amNewYork
A light-rail system would be grade separated for all its length, and mostly elevated with a below-grade section near LGA.
- Bus: improved Q70 - Subway 7 Jackson Hts, Woodside Ave - BQE East
- Bus: improved M60 - 125th St. RFK Astoria Blvd.
- Bus: Subway NW Astoria Blvd. - Astoria Blvd.
- Bus: Subway NW Astoria-Ditmars - 31th St. 19th Ave.
- Bus: Subway R Northern Blvd. - Northern Blvd. 96th St.
- Light rail: Subway 7 Woodside Ave. - 55th Ave. BQE East
- Light rail: Subway 7 LIRR Mets Willetts Point
- Light rail: Subway LIRR Jamaica Station
- Light rail: Subway NW Astoria Blvd. - Astoria Blvd.
- Light rail: Subway 7 Jackson Hts - BQE East
- Subway extension: Subway NW 30th St. - Astoria Blvd
- Subway extension: Subway NW Astoria-Ditmars - 31th St. 19th Ave.
- Ferry service: Bowery Bay (W of LGA) or Flushing Bay (E of LGA) - Manhattan E 90 St. E 34th St. Pier 11
- "Other Options / Emerging Technologies"
Under "Other Options / Emerging Technologies":
This study also includes an evaluation of innovative and emerging technologies that could be applicable, such as:
"Narrow tunnels with electric vehicles" seems like Elon Musk's Tesla Tunnel in Las Vegas. "Personal rapid transit" seems like the Morgantown WV system - Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit - Wikipedia - though that is sometimes called "group rapid transit". Its vehicles have 8 seats and can hold 12 standees.
- Narrow tunnels with electric vehicles
- Fixed guideway with:
- Group rapid transit (autonomous shuttles or buses)
- Personal rapid transit (individual or small group pod systems)
Okay, outsider looking in...
1-5 are no-gos due to traffic.
6-12 are variations of an extension or new subway line I mused with earlier.
13 is interesting, but I'd add more ferries from the Bronx, and add connecting bus service to the subway lines. It's a good addition to 6-12, though.
14... um... "gadgetbahn" crap.