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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Decades of wear, tear and insufficient investment are catching up with our nation’s public transportation systems. Due to a lack of funding, New York transit officials have announced plans to shut down the “L” train—which links Chelsea in Manhattan to Canarsie in Brooklyn—for 18 months. In Washington, D.C., Metrorail officials are in the midst of a…

Photo: Sandbags and tarps cover the entrance to a subway station near Battery Park as New York City prepares for potential flooding as post-tropical storm Hermine stalls off the east coast of the United States, September 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich