REUTERS/Lucas Jackson- Passengers walk up a staircase to the New York subway system after taking a shuttle from the Metro North Railroad system at Yonkers station while a derailed train prevents service into and out of New York, December 2, 2013. Commuters from New York City's northern suburbs faced travel delays on Monday morning, the day after a seven-car train derailment that killed four people and injured 11 critically.
America’s Tired Transit System: No Way to Run a Railroad?
December 3, 2013,
In the wake of Metro-North train derailment outside of New York City on Sunday, December 1, 2013, Elaine Kamarck responds to Alex Pareene’s recent Salon.com analysis on why mass transit is doomed in America. Mass transit’s problems are so severe that, as Pareene points out, they even affect very liberal Democratic cities like New York and Minneapolis. If mass transit can’t dominate the agenda in those places Kamarck agrees that it does appear to be doomed, which isn't good for any of us.