18th Street Light Rail Station?
Would an 18th Street light rail stop benefit Hoboken?
There’s been chatter in Hoboken about a new NJ Light Rail stop being built eventually near 18th Street just to our north in neighboring Weehawken.
With all the “proposed” high-density development from the Rockefeller Group being discussed, one may argue that it’s a good idea – one, to encourage the use of mass transit, and give alternate means of transportation once the area is densely populated.
Others may argue that along with the density, comes the natural risk that “undesirables” will use the access point to perpetrate crimes in Hoboken (which has been proven ever since the 2nd Street and especially the 9th Street stations went into use.)
What do you think? More light rail stops? Will it help the Hoboken economy?