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Ben Royce's News Posts Tagged 'T.O.D.' (4)

Yay! The Transit Oriented District is coming back!

The thing that blew my mind about the sinking of the T.O.D. last time is: there is no better way to boost biking and walking, and increase Beacon Main Street business, than a large captive audience of people in train dependent housing a couple hundred yards away.

But there was loud opposition of people who had…


Added by Ben Royce on July 23, 2015 at 2:03pm — 3 Comments

10/19 Beacon Candidates Forum, Some Video/ Thoughts

The first hour or so was devoted to the candidates for County Legislature, and the Ward candidates. On the Democrat side, I was most impressed with the performance of Ali Muhammad (at-large), and on the Republican side, I was most impressed with the performance of Thomas Cunningham (4th ward).


When the mayoral candidates came up to bat, about an 1 hour to 1.5 hours into the 3 hour forum, I was electrified to hear Randy Casale mention the Beacon Line THREE times, including at…


Added by Ben Royce on October 22, 2011 at 12:30am — 27 Comments

Kevin Newman is a genius: just move the T.O.D. to Matteawan Station

The T.O.D. is dead as a door knob: neither the city of Beacon nor the M.T.A. see eye-to-eye on the issue:

City officials have proposed temporarily putting on hold the acceptance and review of land-use applications…


Added by Ben Royce on July 24, 2011 at 7:36pm — 22 Comments

Keeping the drumbeat alive on the Beacon Line

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New rants and thoughts on this brain dead obvious way to drive growth (and therefore lower taxes) in Beacon, as well as prevent Beacon becoming a parking lot for a growing Southern Dutchess: reopen the Beacon Line. Tie it to the T.O.D. issue. Don't let the MTA sit on this engine of growth for our little city and do nothing. Either reopen it, or get out of the way.…

Added by Ben Royce on November 21, 2010 at 9:09pm — 5 Comments

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