Major infrastructure investment is desperately needed in NYC
However, the costs due to uncompetitive bidding and arcane rules and regulations makes costs 2-7 times more expensive than other world cities.
Subways are using 1910 technology. They cannot run at higher capacity due to old switches which the MTA says can be repaired in the next 20 years. Why repair and not use military grade WIFI.
Tunnels? They desperately need to fix the train tunnel damaged during sandy. Power levels from corroded cables reduce capacity and tunnels are in danger of collapse if not repaired/replaced.
Added capacity with new planned rail tunnels to New Jersey have been cancelled by Federal Government.
East Side access is 10 years delayed with no imminent opening.
Why is no one talking about structural reforms to fix systems that is allowing these critical infrastructure projects to be fixed promptly?. What about bringing in the Army Corps of Engineers to resolve?