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Vol. LXIV, No. 39
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Town Talk

A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues

Question of the Week:

“What are your thoughts about public transportation in Princeton”

 

“We must maintain the Dinky and improve its services, which we can do at a very low cost. Keep the rail system, so we can have the opportunity to convert to light rail and street cars when there is more money around in the future. The Dinky is an essential part of our public transportation. People can walk to the station. We need safer, better bike paths like the tow path for biking around town. A bus rapid transit (BRT) could be a good solution for the Route One corridor. I don’t see it working in downtown Princeton with the narrow streets.”

— Bill Moody, Princeton


“I ride my bike and encourage my kids to ride bikes but it’s not always practical. I do take the Dinky every day to work. I think that it could be run by one person and not two, so it would be more economical to run. I think we should save the Dinky for now but would be interested to read up on rapid transit transportation possibilities.”

— Patricia DiMaio, Princeton


“There are a lot of places people want to go and there is not a lot of viable public transportation. There are people that would like to rely less on their private automobile for trips around town.”

— Jim Constantine, Princeton

 

“The Dinky station should not be moved; we’re not going to change to a bus system. There are simple solutions the University can use for the Arts Center corridor and to access the parking garage.

— Alain Kornhauser, Princeton


“Save the Dinky money by converting it to light rail.”

— Rodney Fisk, Princeton


“Nassau Street is going to be totally stopped up in ten years and we need to select a system to solve the problem now.”

— Chip Crider, Princeton


“We need to think about what we’ll need for the next 20 — 30 years. It takes a long time to get things done in this town. For now the Dinky covers the needs for Princeton; there’s no money to make any big changes.”

Bob Schwartz, Princeton

 


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