Citynerd breaks it down in this video: New York would not be the city it is today if not for the subway.
I agree 100%. So it’s especially troubling to read something like this in an otherwise positive piece about upcoming transit improvements:
One reason big public works projects are hard to execute is that they often take years to complete, making them less appealing to politicians looking to deliver quick, obvious results to constituents and to take credit for a finished project.Mara Gay
Granted, there are many other issues that make massive public works projects difficult execute. But, the perceived need for our leaders to chalk up quick wins during their terms keeps these projects from even getting started. Stringing together quick wins will not yield the sort of infrastructure improvements needed in this country. We need our leaders to have the foresight and courage to think beyond their next election and into the future.