Bloomberg Pledges to Fix Transit

Last week, New York Mayor Bloomberg released a plan to reform transit in the city. City Journal looks at how that might happen and how New York can pay for it.
August 10, 2009, 8am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"Bloomberg's proposed improvements are mostly sound, including reinvesting in F-train subway tracks that have lain dormant for decades. Hundreds of thousands of outer-Brooklyn commuters could have a faster, less-crowded commute on upgraded tracks. Bloomberg also calls for faster bus service, which could be achieved with police enforcement of exclusive bus lanes in which other vehicles are prohibited, as well as the MTA's use of improved technology. "Smart cards" that riders would wave or tap instead of swipe would speed up bus boarding, while GPS technology would enable the MTA to track buses, control traffic lights, and provide waiting customers with real-time schedules."

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Published on Friday, August 7, 2009 in City Journal
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