Reader Mail: Transportation Issues
This is an interesting conundrum we seem to be stuck in.
We have a densely populated city with too many cars and not enough parking. With the increasing population, we also have more commuters using the various mass-transit systems in place. The bus and rail schedules are very complex and involve a lot more that just the city of Hoboken. But we seem to be putting more stress on the system over the past few years. So other than riding bikes, scooters and walking, what can be done to absorb the load? Any suggestions?
A reader writes:
Our bus/train system that is just out of control. We pay crazy taxes to live in this great town and there is nothing that frustrates me more than getting off the path train and standing in line with 42 other people as a bus sits and takes it break during rush hour. I counted yesterday the number of people waiting for the 126 bus and it was 42 people! There was a bus sitting there waiting for no reason other than they are on a ridiculous schedule. Not only is it a safety issue having all those people stand there while buses are trying to make crazy k turns to park, it is just so frustrating on top of which they raised the prices yesterday again. I asked the good old guy in the both (which he’s rarely ever in there) to see why they don’t run more frequently and he said not my issue, bring it up with the city. Funny thing is the bus driver said the same thing, so I am copying the mayor’s office on this issue as well.
My final issue is that once again we pay these crazy taxes and if you want to go out late in the city and come home at 2 am, you stand and wait 30-40 minutes for a train to Hoboken. I know I am just venting, but this great town would be so much better with a more efficient transportation system.”