Staten Islanders Keep it in the Borough

The need to replace the Bayonne Bridge has inspired a discussion on Staten Island over including transit, and possibly light rail, over the new span. Yonah Freemark looks at the numbers, and isn't so sure.

Freemark's data digging reveals that the majority of Staten Island commuters don't leave the island for their jobs, commuting internally only:

"Those that don't generally work in downtown and midtown Manhattan and on the western edge of Brooklyn. A few work in Bayonne, Hoboken, and Queens' Long Island City."

"The light rail line is destined to serve an increasingly important role as a north-south connector on the west side of the Hudson River. But just how useful would an expansion into Staten Island be?"

Full Story: A Light Rail Extension for Staten Island?

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