SOURCE: Bloomberg CityLab
A number of historical dynamics, including racial segregation and the growth of a tourist economy, account for decisions in the Crescent City that have refurbished a fraction of the old streetcar system at high cost while ignoring the health of bus systems that poor and working residents depend on, says NOLA transit historian Kevin McQueeney.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
In New York, nightly subway closures mean a tear in the fabric of the city.
SOURCE: The Metropole
Political Broken Promises: Self-Serving Officials And Unrealistic Expectations In The History Of The NYC Subway
by Philip Mark Plotch
Beware of politicians who promise that they can upgrade and expand their transit systems and provide reliable service without asking you to pay more.
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