Sunday, March 7, 2010

On A Long Island Tunnel

I always wondered why no one ever just built a giant bridge or tunnel from the top or even the middle of Long Island to the nearest landmass in continental New York.

It's not that long a distance; we've built longer bridges, and I'm sure we could come up with a better name than "The Chunnel," so why not give it a go?

Well, actually I learned last year that the reason we haven't done this yet is because such a massive influx of commuter traffic would basically congest and shut down various parts of Westchester county. Specifically my parts. Little parts where the major highway has one lane.

So yeah, I'm the reason everyone on Long Island has to drive into The City to get anywhere else. My bad.

On the up-side, I heard a billionaire industrialist was thinking of building one out-of-pocket and just charging a $50 tole either way, so there's that.

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