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.
January 23, 2011, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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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?"

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Published on Monday, January 17, 2011 in the transport politic
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