Nearly every reason not to is ink-and-paper based. Nothing physical at all has to happen. True, it would be helpful if the southern connection was better. But just to get the tunnel itself opened should be a no-brainer. Pull the strings. Do what's needed. This needs to happen.
For a long discourse on the tunnel and its conversion, see this Bike-Pgh message board thread begun almost four years ago, here: http://www.bikepgh.org/mb/topic/wabash-tun…
If cyclists can manage riding through abandoned Turnpike tunnels and the Paw Paw tunnel, we can surely manage riding an empty, modern, lighted tunnel for which there is no reasonable travel alternative.
It would help to have a respected numismatist with you when you open them. Any rare coins within can lose value with even a single mishandling.
Lovely. Someone masquerading as me (2nd comment, above). As anyone who knows me knows, I am not a hater of Port Authority, but neither am I a sycophant. My 2/29 testimony is on my blog (http://bus15237.blogspot.com/2012/02/to-pa…). My letter to a known PAT hater, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-28, Bradford Woods, though his office is in McCandless) is also public (http://bus15237.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-le…).
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