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Home Government Tunnel is Dead, Again (That's Good!). But Question is Why?

Tunnel is Dead, Again (That’s Good!). But Question is Why?

Tunnel proposal past attemps

(PHOTO: Past attempts as a Long Island Sound crossing impacting Rye date back to 1938. According to the above recounting in the Governor's own tunnel proposal, this will now be the 10th time an attempt to infringe on Rye has been beaten back.)

The tunnel is dead.

Again.

For now.

In a passing news story ten days or so ago it was noted the Rye to Osyter Bay tunnel proposal was dead, after it was announced by Governor Cuomo with great fan fare in his state of the state address.

Good riddance.

And beware.

Most interesting is there seems to be no explanation of Cuomo's sudden and un-explained reversal, other than a tunnel (or bridge) across the Long Island Sound being a terrible idea.

Rest not, Rye residents. Past attempts as a Long Island Sound crossing impacting Rye date back to 1938. According to a recounting in the Governor's own tunnel proposal, this will now be the 10th time an attempt to infringe on Rye has been beaten back.

Here is the bit of the defeat of the current proposal. Remember, local officials and the giver should help us explain why it was defeated. This is an important piece of understanding in preparation for the next assault on our city.

"ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration abruptly dropped its plan Thursday to pursue a tunnel from Westchester County to Long Island despite drawing interest from major developers.

Paul Karas, the state's acting transportation commissioner, issued a statement confirming the state Department of Transportation would not move ahead with its plans for the tunnel, which a state-funded study found would have cost up to $55 billion to construct.

Karas did not elaborate on why the administration was abandoning the tunnel plan, which Cuomo himself had repeatedly touted.

"After a careful review of a variety of considerations pertaining to the project, NYSDOT has decided not to move forward with it at this time," Karas said in a statement.

Decades-old idea

Cuomo resurrected the decades-old idea of linking Long Island to Westchester, Connecticut or the Bronx via a bridge or tunnel across the Long Island Sound in 2016, pledging to fund a feasibility study in his State of the State address that year.

In January, the Department of Transportation released the completed study, which found an 18-mile tunnel from Long Island to Rye or Port Chester in Westchester County is technically feasible but would carry a hefty price tag of anywhere from $31.5 billion to $55.4 billion.

…By Thursday, however, the Cuomo administration reversed course in the face of significant local opposition on Long Island and in Westchester, where local government officials have long expressed concern about the impact on local traffic patterns, particularly on I-287 in Westchester.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said he was pleased with state's decision.

He said there was significant concern among residents along the shoreline about the impact, as well as it leading to increased traffic throughout the county.

"I think it is good news," Latimer said. "There was not much support for it in Westchester County.""

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  1. The tunnel is dead because NY finances cannot even begin to consider such a boondoggle and with new tax laws screaming for Cuomo to reduce state spending , this project completely absurd to even consider

  2. Welcome to the INFRASTRUCTURAL TOILET BOWL OF AMERICA .I asked the syncophant at the WHOREHOUSE IN MORNINGSIDE HTS. Look , when was the last time YOUR STUPID STATE even BUILT BUILT a major monumental BRIDGE ? Need a hint ? GO back to the FIRST WORLD TOUR OF THE BEATLES AT SHEA STADIUM !!!When i was in the ARMY that kind of Slipshod Shoddy Sloppy Slip-ups ON THE PART OF your BOOTLESS BLASPHEMOUS BENIGHTED capitol in ALBANY would have been labelled CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE and DERELICTION OF DUTY ! NO WONDER N.Y. IS THE INFRASTRUCTURAL TOILET BOWL OF AMERICA . NO WONDER THE PROPERTY TAXES in NASSAU-WESTCHESTER are the WORST MOST ATROCIOUS IN AMERICA . NO WONDER the COFFERS of your stupid state are EMPTY . STOOGE , your stupid state REBUFFED the Greatest Mammoth MASTER BUILDER and ENGINEERING GENIUS since the 18 th DYNASTY of PHARAONIC EGYPT : ROBERT MOSES and instead SUCCUMBED TO THE SIREN SONGS of the POST MENOPASUAL SLUT who HATED CARS jane jacobs and the GERIATRIC WEASEL robert caro who still lives in SODOM on 95 th STREET and works part time for the NOXIOUS N.Y. TIMES a paper i reserve for the PARAKEET CAGE . Actually , to build anything SPEEDILY in the stupid state of N.Y. one must have a PENAL PURPOSE > ELECT A CUOMO and BUILD A JAIL IN SULLIVAN COUNTY ! STOOGE I-287 was DESIGNED to the CROSS SOUND CIRCUMFERENTIAL PRESTIGIOUS PANORAMIC SCENIC TRANSGENERATIONAL EPOCHAL SIX-MILE VISTA CRUISE across an Inland SEA to CONNECT to RT.135 , THE SEN R Ralph LICKSPIT MARINO MEMORIAL TRUNCATED ROADWAY to RUIN , BANKRUPTCY and INSOLVENCY ! ROCKY YOUR ADULTEROUS back-stabbing WHOREMONGERING SPINELESS autocratic PLUTOCRATIC GODLESS GOV NELSON ROCKEFELLLER halted the CONSTRUCTION in JUNE 1973 , now a THEMATIC for the WEASEL caro :LONG ISLAND GOLD COAST TO TRASH COAST 2013 ! STOOGE there is NOW NO EVACUATION ROUTE north-south for LONG ISLAND only the SCHELPP east-west 495 on the WORLDS LONGEST PARKING LOT TO SODOM > THE LONG ISLAND DISTRESSWAY ! STOOGE because of this MONSTROUS MALFEAISANCE LONG ISLAND has DEGENERATED into a CRIMINALIZED consumerized commercialized CUL-de-SAC in the COSMOS ! AN IMMOBOLIZED VANDALIZED trivialized simonized marginalized OSTRASIZED DEMORALIZED DEPAUPERIZED DEMONIZED DEATHTRAP ! EMPIRE ? EMPIRE STATE ?!? What a COLASSAL JOKE . EMPIRES NEED EMPIRE BUILDERS such as the PRODIGIOUS TREMENDOUS STUPENDOUS MAMMOTH MASTER BUILDER and ENGINEERING GENIUS since the 18 th DYNASTY of PHARAONIC EGYPT > ROBERT MOSES whom the PUSSILLAMINOUS PIPSQUEAKS of the NASSAU COUNTY planning commission likewise REBUFFED and SUCCUMBED TO THE SIREN SONGS of the POST MENOPASUAL SLUT who HATED CARS jane jacobs and the GERIATRIC WEASEL robert caro. AGAIN , NO wonder N.Y. IS THE INFRASTRUCTURAL TOILET BOWL OF AMERICA . NO wonder the JOBS $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ BUSINESSES $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ INDUSTRIES-AIRCRAFT $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ have VANISHED from your stupid state . AFTERALL who wants to LOCATE a Business in an INFRASTRUCTURAL TOILET like N.Y. with the HIGHEST Per Capita TAXES in AMERICA . THINK THINK of what this crrrrrrrrrrrrritically needed monumental Epochal Transgenerational PANORAMIC PRESTIGIOUS SCENIC CIRCUMFERENTIAL SIX-MILE VISTA CRUISE would have done for TOURISM $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ in N.Y.S. and NEW ENG . ALL ALL FORFEITED FOREVER by this MONSTROUS MALFEAISANCE of the UNBUILT UNBUILT LONG ISLAND Sound LINK . SOUND SHORE Deteriorated Cities with an INDUSTRIAL BASE like NEW ROCHELLE and PORT CHESTER would have SEEN their ECONOMIES EXPLODE !AGAIN , NO WONDER the COFFERS of your stupid state are EMPTY . MISS PLASTIC who also works at the WHOREHOUSE IN MORNIGSIDE HTS. Then Told Me to RELAX , come on why be soo uptight about some crrrrrrrrrrritically needed UNBUILT BRIDGE to LONG ISLAND >NETFLICKS , HOUSE OF CARDS for a superb DRAMATIZATION of this very Poignant Topic of a BRIDGE to LONG ISLAND . NOW MISS PLASTIC makes LUCRATIVO $$$$$$$$$$$$ at the WHOREHOUSE so i told her to buy a BMW CONV. MISS PLASTIC you would look stunning in a BMW CONV. and this could really help out your act . She continued to urge me to just forget the whole mess of N.Y. SKIPPING the BRIDGE to REGRESSIVE RYE , N.Y. from well over 48 yrs. ago . Finally she quipped flippantly , ITS JUST HISTORY NOW ANYWAYS . REALLY , my mother had a spoiled , stink,in , flea -bitten poodle named SANDY ….

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Tunnel proposal past attemps

(PHOTO: Past attempts as a Long Island Sound crossing impacting Rye date back to 1938. According to the above recounting in the Governor's own tunnel proposal, this will now be the 10th time an attempt to infringe on Rye has been beaten back.)

The tunnel is dead.

Again.

For now.

In a passing news story ten days or so ago it was noted the Rye to Osyter Bay tunnel proposal was dead, after it was announced by Governor Cuomo with great fan fare in his state of the state address.

Good riddance.

And beware.

Most interesting is there seems to be no explanation of Cuomo's sudden and un-explained reversal, other than a tunnel (or bridge) across the Long Island Sound being a terrible idea.

Rest not, Rye residents. Past attempts as a Long Island Sound crossing impacting Rye date back to 1938. According to a recounting in the Governor's own tunnel proposal, this will now be the 10th time an attempt to infringe on Rye has been beaten back.

Here is the bit of the defeat of the current proposal. Remember, local officials and the giver should help us explain why it was defeated. This is an important piece of understanding in preparation for the next assault on our city.

"ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration abruptly dropped its plan Thursday to pursue a tunnel from Westchester County to Long Island despite drawing interest from major developers.

Paul Karas, the state's acting transportation commissioner, issued a statement confirming the state Department of Transportation would not move ahead with its plans for the tunnel, which a state-funded study found would have cost up to $55 billion to construct.

Karas did not elaborate on why the administration was abandoning the tunnel plan, which Cuomo himself had repeatedly touted.

"After a careful review of a variety of considerations pertaining to the project, NYSDOT has decided not to move forward with it at this time," Karas said in a statement.

Decades-old idea

Cuomo resurrected the decades-old idea of linking Long Island to Westchester, Connecticut or the Bronx via a bridge or tunnel across the Long Island Sound in 2016, pledging to fund a feasibility study in his State of the State address that year.

In January, the Department of Transportation released the completed study, which found an 18-mile tunnel from Long Island to Rye or Port Chester in Westchester County is technically feasible but would carry a hefty price tag of anywhere from $31.5 billion to $55.4 billion.

…By Thursday, however, the Cuomo administration reversed course in the face of significant local opposition on Long Island and in Westchester, where local government officials have long expressed concern about the impact on local traffic patterns, particularly on I-287 in Westchester.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said he was pleased with state's decision.

He said there was significant concern among residents along the shoreline about the impact, as well as it leading to increased traffic throughout the county.

"I think it is good news," Latimer said. "There was not much support for it in Westchester County.""

Read the rest.