Dreaming of New Subways
Opinion

A Fast-Track Plan to Upgrade New York’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Throughout New York’s history, change has been a constant feature of the city’s transportation infrastructure. Well, it used to be. Aside from the long-delayed Second Avenue subway, civil engineers haven’t had much work to do in the past five decades. A time traveler from 1961 would find the city’s traffic patterns, street grid, highways, subway lines, river crossings and airports basically the same.

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