Throgs Neck truck closure causing del...

Throgs Neck truck closure causing delays on other bridges

There are 33 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 13, 2009, titled Throgs Neck truck closure causing delays on other bridges. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Throgs Neck Bridge remains closed to northbound truck traffic Monday, following the three-alarm fire Friday that closed the bridge for hours.

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deliveryboy

Randolph, NJ

#1 Jul 13, 2009
How about the Whitestone bridge for trucks only and the RFK bridge for cars only untill the Throgs Neck Bridge is back in service. The delays are killing us!
jonny john

New York, NY

#2 Jul 13, 2009
yeh! raise the bridge tolls and have a disruption!

gotta love it
Slowly I Turned

Westwood, NJ

#3 Jul 13, 2009
This fire was three days ago. Now commuters will have to put up with the inconvenience until labor day because some bridge worker set his own equiptment on fire. welcome to NY>
Donna

Mahwah, NJ

#4 Jul 13, 2009
It's Christmas in July !! I breezed
up the Clearview from the GCP and
got across the Throgs Neck in 4 minutes. No trucks was a pleasure !!
Long Island Taxpayer

Jersey City, NJ

#5 Jul 13, 2009
The MTA should not charge any fares until the Throgs Neck Bridge is reopened to full traffic. Perhaps that would stimulate q quicker response.
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#6 Jul 13, 2009
The MTA did not start the fire so stop belly achin' about it.

The Tolls are because the City of New York wants your money so that subway and bus riders can ride for half of what it should cost them.

If you want to belly ache about anything, complain that subway and bus riders go to work on car drivers money, and need to be charged, for the First Time in their lives the actual cost of the ride they expect to use every day.

Then take the bridge toll money and put it into a fund for another bridge or tunnel to the Bronx or Westchester or Connecticut that is long past necessary and is approaching a desperate need.

Some complain about Robert Moses but he got things built. Where is our new modern Robert Moses ?
xmet

Far Rockaway, NY

#7 Jul 13, 2009
Ed Burke has got it right about the MTA. Once they convinced people to pay via E-Z Pass, you had to know, raising prices was going to follow. Those in charge @ the MTA ahould be forced to explain why drivers have to pay for bus/ subway service. And Bloomberg should open his big yap as well!!
mbm

Hempstead, NY

#8 Jul 13, 2009
We left Plainview yesterday evening at 6:00 pm. We did not arrive at Livingston Manor (the Catskills) till 1:00 am! Seven (7) outragous hours for what is normally a 3 hour drive!!

Since: Dec 08

Flanders, NJ

#9 Jul 13, 2009
xmet wrote:
Ed Burke has got it right about the MTA. Once they convinced people to pay via E-Z Pass, you had to know, raising prices was going to follow. Those in charge @ the MTA ahould be forced to explain why drivers have to pay for bus/ subway service. And Bloomberg should open his big yap as well!!
The state needs to explain why businesses in New York state get hit with a payroll tax to support the MTA and it's riders yet the MTA, with 10% of it's unnecessary employees making over 100,000, are exempt from paying this tax.

“Live everyday like gameday!!!”

Since: Jul 09

Manhasset

#10 Jul 13, 2009
Ed Burke wrote:
Some complain about Robert Moses but he got things built. Where is our new modern Robert Moses ?
Right-on, we need our modern day vision; someone who isn't afraid to stand up and just do it. Too bad someone like Robert Moses would get called a racist should he pronounce quesadilla wrong!
mbm wrote:
We left Plainview yesterday evening at 6:00 pm. We did not arrive at Livingston Manor (the Catskills) till 1:00 am! Seven (7) outragous hours for what is normally a 3 hour drive!!
oh my, who taught you how to drive? I left Manhasset at 6:00pm and drove to Poughkeepsie in 1 hour 45 minutes. I know exactly what you did wrong, don't blame the Throgs Neck, there was NO traffic at all last night. You didn't listen to the radio and took the GW Bridge which had a 1 hour long delay. Your fault, no one else!
Todd Schuster

New York, NY

#11 Jul 13, 2009
These damn behemoths (the truckers) cause more aggravation than cars do. They clog up roads, get stuck on parkways which they're not allowed on, & drive 90 mph in snowy icy weather, cut around cars. They're nothing but TROUBLE!!! That's why I drive parkways. Much less inconvenience.
Observer

New York, NY

#12 Jul 13, 2009
xmet wrote:
Ed Burke has got it right about the MTA. Once they convinced people to pay via E-Z Pass, you had to know, raising prices was going to follow. Those in charge @ the MTA ahould be forced to explain why drivers have to pay for bus/ subway service. And Bloomberg should open his big yap as well!!
WHY do we have to pay? Simple...one small step in obummer's master plan of redistributing the wealth from those who have worked their tails off to those who have not, but whose votes are being bought by stuff like this.
Mike

Sunnyvale, CA

#13 Jul 13, 2009
Went jogging yesterday along the cross island, near the pier. Had some fun because for once I was running faster than the cars.

At one point, a passenger got out of one of the cars and started racing the driver on foot --- and she won!

At least you can say it was from a fire, not the normal state of things. Glad to see people laughing. Living in NY, what else can you do?
Reduce Polution

Mesquite, NV

#14 Jul 13, 2009
End all bridge tolls and stop the
polution NOW !
Give the REAL TAXPAYERS a break !
Just Saying

Laurel, MD

#15 Jul 13, 2009
The Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges are tough to drive across every day after 10 am, due to ongoing construction, even before the fire.

No word yet on the cause of the fire (accidental or deliberate)? There is a lot of money in bridge repair, perhaps enough for someone to do something to ensure continued job security in these tough economic times.
Bored on LI

Haworth, NJ

#16 Jul 13, 2009
Observer wrote:
<quoted text>
WHY do we have to pay? Simple...one small step in obummer's master plan of redistributing the wealth from those who have worked their tails off to those who have not, but whose votes are being bought by stuff like this.
What planet have you been living one, you stupid repugnican? This nonsense of having the tolls pay for mass transit has been going on for forty years. Obama has nothing to do with it, especially since this is a NY state issue.
Bored on LI

Haworth, NJ

#17 Jul 13, 2009
What planet have you been living on (wrote one by mistate).

My bad.
Post No Posts

Westwood, NJ

#18 Jul 13, 2009
Bridge out. That stinks.

But in an unrelated story there was a drive-by shooting in Roosevelt. So? Saying there was a drive-by shooting in Roosevelt is like saying there's money in Great Neck>
Heywood

Richmond Hill, NY

#19 Jul 13, 2009
Observer wrote:
<quoted text>
WHY do we have to pay? Simple...one small step in obummer's master plan of redistributing the wealth from those who have worked their tails off to those who have not, but whose votes are being bought by stuff like this.
I see...it's now Obama's fault that we pay tolls and bus fares...OK?? And the wingnuts wonder why they lost.
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#20 Jul 13, 2009
Todd Schuster wrote:
These damn behemoths (the truckers) cause more aggravation than cars do. They clog up roads, get stuck on parkways which they're not allowed on, & drive 90 mph in snowy icy weather, cut around cars. They're nothing but TROUBLE!!! That's why I drive parkways. Much less inconvenience.
The goods required to feed, cloth and supply the population of Long Island could come in efficiently by rail, or more problematically by truck. The lack of adequate freight service by the Long Island Railrod has existed for 50 years, never been fixed, and makes all those trucks necessary. Most private freight sidings have been disconnected by the LIRR to save insyrance costs. Each one would cost a private company M8illions to reattach, and then they'd have access to slow, inefficient, sub-standard freight service that's way over-priced. Good Luck fixing that.

Oh, and stop blaming the truckers you depend upon for doing an almost impossible and thankless job.

Incidentally it takes a freight car on the LIRR as long to go from Albany to Riverhead as it does to travel from Chicago to New York, about a week. And it then requires one of those million dollar sidings, and a crew to unload it and put everything on trucks for delivery because the trucks are the only way to get where you can buy the stuff. Then because we don't produce anything on Long Island it goes back, empty.
Now do you understand why there are so many trucks clogging and wrecking the roads around New York ?

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