Infrastructure — Dangling by a thread

The recent fire under the Park Avenue viaduct in Harlem, which disrupted commutes of a quarter million Metro-North riders, got me thinking: Our aging, crumbling and vulnerable transportation infrastructure is close to collapse, and the effects of such failure could be catastrophic. Consider this track record:   June 1983 — Inadequate inspections and repairs cause the collapse of the Mianus … read more

Transportation news updates

It’s time to update you on some of the hot topics we’ve discussed in recent weeks: Malloy’s transit land grab — Remember the governor’s stealth proposal for a “Transit Corridor Development Authority,” described by some as “eminent domain on steroids”? Well, the initial idea to allow the state to acquire any land within a half-mile of train stations was modified, … read more