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  • Don't Be Seduced By Sexy Transportation Projects

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    Gov. Cuomo & his infrastructure plans (photo via The Governor's Office on flickr)


    We don't research and write about New York's rich transportation history because we get excited about subway tokens or World's Fair era subway cars. Rather, we seek out information to help us learn from both our past mistakes and accomplishments. The most important lesson that we have learned is that we can't backtrack on investing in our existing infrastructure.

    It's easy to be seduced by projects that expand subway and rail lines, but they can't come at

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