Thursday, December 22, 2011

Some things take time

Let's declare it a no-rant zone until the new year.  So just with escalating buzz on the North Shore Connector (relatively) soon to open I thought this would be interesting.  The excerpt below is from "Transit: Report #3 of the Pittsburgh Plan" dated 1923.  You might need to expand it to read it, but if you do you will really see how long the vision of a subway to the North Shore has been out there.  That and for everyone who got mad at the cost of doing it under the river vs. with a new or extant bridge (not that the Coast Guard was going to make that anywhere near as easy as anyone wanted to believe mind you), you will see that even that debate goes back almost a century. 

Personally I suspect that no matter the history and circuitous path to get tot his point, the spur line over to the North Shore may wind up being one of the most used parts of the Port Authority system.  We will see. 


Anonymous BrianTH said...

The East Busway will be tough to beat, but I agree in general that the NSC doesn't deserve its "tunnel to nowhere" reputation.

Thursday, December 22, 2011 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

I think as I was typing that I was thinking of a comparison with all the T segments. But maybe someday even more than the EBA if someone ever thinks that we can extend rapid transit to say Cranberry..

Friday, December 23, 2011 10:45:00 AM  

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