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This isn't enough investment in the outer boroughs in my opinion. This bill is really only for the betterment of the "crown jewel" of NYC, Manhattan. I'm interested in seeing REAL transit expansion outside Manhattan, especially with this affecting us in the outer boroughs more than anyone. Manhattan gets everything. East -Side access, Second Ave subway, 7 train expansion. All we get is an SBS proposal here or there. Populations in the outer boroughs are booming and only expected to go up. You want people to stop driving? Give them a reason not to.

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Why does is have to be immediately implementable? This isnt going in until 2019 if it passes anyway. Is SAS immediate? ES Access? The 7 expansion? No, no and no. We need more subways to transit starved areas and faster implementation of CBTC on the current lines so we can run more trains per hour. 2 lines(7 and L) in 15 years is an absolute joke. Recent studies have shown we've already surpassed our 2020 population projection and it's only going up. Manhattan, already the most transit rich borough gets billions in new and improved lines and stations and what do we get? TOLLS! Which will go right back to funding projects in Manhattan. Duck tape fixes like a bus line here or there will not cut it. It takes decades to build lines, kicking the can down the road is not going to make the problem go away. Lastly, we need some sort of provision in this to force the city and state to do a cost analysis on subway contruction. It's another joke that it costs us 2.7 billion per mile for the SAS and 2.1 Billion for the 7 extension. Yet in other major cities like Tokyo and Paris that number can be up to 5 times less. (Berlin U55/400m per mile, Paris Metro/368m per mile, Tokyo Metro/560m per mile Source:CapitalNY)