Tuesday, July 12, 2005

CAN THE MTA New York Times mass transit correspondent (and mid-1990s Harvard Crimson scribe) Sewell Chan has an excellent, maddening story in Tuesday's paper. But its weight hinges on a single inexplicable and inexcusable nugget of data:
Since 2002, when the [Metropolitan Transit Authority] announced it had $600 million on hand to spend on hardening the transit system against terror threats, it has spent only about $30 million.
Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg: Fire the MTA board. Fire Chairman Peter Kalikow. Do it now.

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