A "Healthy Capacity" for Transit Manufacturing Exists in NYC

Citing the shift in economic activity at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Ginia Bellafonte makes a case for bringing transit manufacturing to this and similar areas of the city. Talent's not an issue, but financing always is.
October 16, 2011, 7am PDT | Judy Chang
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"John Samuelsen, the president of Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union, who eight days later would deliver a rousing speech at the Occupy Wall Street protest on behalf of working families, made the simple but meaningful case that people using the transit system should be the people making the transit system. 'We have the talent to do to this; we have full-blown engineers now doing signal work because they can't find jobs,' he said.

Upstate, the fate of factories that produce mass transit vehicles and components rises and falls on investment by the authority."

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Published on Friday, October 14, 2011 in The New York Times
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