LeftieBiker wrote:That should be "I-87 NYC to Montreal." The only people who want to stop driving North at Albany are the politicians.No, it shouldn't. The Thruway banks west at Albany. I-87 north of Albany is the Northway, and it is NOT run by the Thruway Authority. It does not have full-service rest stops. In fact, most of its rest stops north of Lake George have been closed for over a decade.
Now I don't disagree that there should be QCs all the way to the Canadian border. It's just that it isn't under the jurisdiction of the Thruway Authority.
Why are you fixated on the Thruway Authority? They aren't the NYS government, but a quasi-independent business-like entity. New York can put QC stations on the Northway, and they can even reopen a closed rest area to do it! Or just use one of the remaining open ones.
Not fixated at all. It's just that you quoted me, cut off the part where I mentioned the thruway, and then "corrected" me to include the northway. The thruway is my own personal focus because 1) I live in Syracuse and 2) I have family in the Hudson Valley and 3) I have friends in Rochester and Buffalo. It connects the majority of my trips. The same is likely true for many New Yorkers.
But again, I am not "fixated" on it, and fully recognize that there are other important corridors in the state.
GetOffYourGas wrote:...I don't disagree that there should be QCs all the way to the Canadian border...
It would also be good to put a couple of QC along the I-86/Route 17 corridor. There's one in Elmira. There should be one in Olean, Binghamton, Middletown, maybe Liberty too.