Should the R Train Be Extended to Staten Island?

RPA's Jeff Zupan recommends a dedicated bus lane on the Staten Island Expressway, and increasing the frequency and decreasing the size of ferries running to and from Manhattan, as ways to improve Staten Island's access to the rest of New York City. Extending the R train from Bay Ridge to Staten Island would be very costly and of limited benefit, Zupan tells Capital New York's Dana Rubinstein