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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2020, 03:42:21 PM »
Any updates on this construction, two months later? The original articles quoted July for opening...

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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2020, 02:29:22 PM »
Putting together a construction update soon. I haven't seen any work on this yet but I'll verify over the weekend.
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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2020, 02:56:01 PM »
Any updates on this construction, two months later? The original articles quoted July for opening...

Construction and July opening was contingent on JTA receiving about $750k in federal funding through a State of Good Repair grant that they applied for.

If JTA received the grant, it hasn't been announced publicly.

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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2020, 06:03:53 PM »
Cool thanks for the replies guys!

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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2020, 06:50:19 PM »
For what it’s worth, it looked like they were testing trains near between Brooklyn and downtown today. Didn’t look like they were going in for repair, but rather in and out. Could be something, could be nothing. Can’t wait for that extension.

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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2020, 11:02:41 AM »

I'd venture they have some requirements for testing certain things.  There's probably some tests that they can perform as part of their operations.    That is to say, their normal operations confirm XYZ is properly functioning every month or quarter or whatever the requirement.

Since they're not running, they probably need to perform these tests to meet these regulations.  Not entirely sure.  Just a guess.


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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2020, 04:33:54 PM »
Lake, I wanted to get your thoughts on an idea I had...

Since budget is too tight to extend the skyway, what are your thoughts on demoing the east half of Rosa Parks station (just the bus terminals and lot). Then donating the land to FSCJ with tax incentive to build mixed use midrise that included student housing? To the best of my knowledge the conversion across from 11E has been successful, and that location would be a great spot for someone looking to work downtown, part time, while going to school, without needing a vehicle.

A skybridge could also be built to connect the station to the other side of State Street further connecting the 3 structures. This would essentially give the skyway an additional hub without huge cost via public/private partnership.

My biggest concern would be the proximity of the City Rescue Mission... Not sure how difficult it would be to convince them to move closer to the Clara White Mission if some funding and land was thrown there way. That building is pretty nice and in good proximity to FSCJ too. I feel like with minimal funding it could also be converted to better use, if more incentives were used.

Do you think that sounds rational/remotely financially feasible?

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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2020, 04:55:20 PM »
Doesn't JTA plan to sell that land for a TOD?
Maybe a developer will pick up your idea and run with it.

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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2020, 06:19:02 PM »
^Yes, JTA plans to this to be TOD.
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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2020, 11:12:36 PM »
Oh I didn't realize there were already plans to sell. Well hopefully there's an investor looking to do something better than a surface parking lot...

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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2020, 11:28:28 PM »
Six months since the initial announcement now. Any updates?

I mean christ, if we can blow tens of millions on demolitions and grass fields, surely $800k to add an important leg to our urban circulator at a time when shutdowns aren't an issue can't be that big of a deal.
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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2020, 08:24:23 AM »
Nothing visible. This will be on my list to get an update on.
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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2020, 02:18:59 AM »
Just about two months since the last check in.

I see that the FRA released "State of Good Repair Grants" at the end of last month. But I think these are only for larger rail services, and still nothing for Florida in that case.

I can't believe for a project as simple and affordable and beneficial as this, City Council or DIA or anyone else can't or won't grant this money. $800k to expand the Skyway into one of the fastest growing parts of Downtown should be a no-brainer. Is it just that no one at JTA has bothered to ask? Or no one on Council has heard of this? Like, what obstacle could there be to something this small?
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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2020, 09:15:21 AM »
Just about two months since the last check in.

I see that the FRA released "State of Good Repair Grants" at the end of last month. But I think these are only for larger rail services, and still nothing for Florida in that case.

I can't believe for a project as simple and affordable and beneficial as this, City Council or DIA or anyone else can't or won't grant this money. $800k to expand the Skyway into one of the fastest growing parts of Downtown should be a no-brainer. Is it just that no one at JTA has bothered to ask? Or no one on Council has heard of this? Like, what obstacle could there be to something this small?

It's baffling.

I'd use the extension multiple times a week to jump from Hemming into Brooklyn for lunch.

This should be an absolute no brainer.

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Re: JTA to open No Frills Brooklyn Skyway Station
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2020, 09:27:34 AM »
Evidently those in charge don't see it as a significant enough improvement to make the investment to happen faster. If it were me, this thing would have been done a decade ago. But Amtrak would also be back downtown by now and LaVilla would be its own historic district. My guess is that the decision makers rarely use the Skyway or mass transit in general. They'd rather go to Four Seasons instead. ;D
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