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#1 CHamilton

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:34 PM

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#2 VentureForth

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 07:40 AM

Another situation today - this time the F train stuck for over an hour.

Seriously, this is America. Is it corruption that can't keep a subway running? Or is it corruption in Europe and Asia that allows them to run a well oiled machine?

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:16 AM

Another situation today - this time the F train stuck for over an hour.

Seriously, this is America. Is it corruption that can't keep a subway running? Or is it corruption in Europe and Asia that allows them to run a well oiled machine?

 

Maybe in Europe and Asia they don't have political parties and political philosophy groups -- i.e. the Republicans and the Heritage Foundation -- that actively oppose all funding for transit operations. 



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:18 AM

Yeah they do. But the conservative population of New York is hardly powerful.

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 11:25 AM

Considering the underinvestment and overloading (and the lingering salt water intrusion damage in some of the tunnels from Sandy) on the system it's a wonder it doesn't break down more. I love how the media calls it a "stalled" train (though it explains things for readers better than other terms one supposes).


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

Yeah they do. But the conservative population of New York is hardly powerful.

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You never heard of federal funding for transit projects? Of course such funds seem to be on the way out thanks to Republicans and the Heritage Foundation. 



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:20 PM

:rolleyes:


Edited by VentureForth, 20 June 2017 - 03:20 PM.

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