Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Little Bit of Good News

New York City Grew, but Traffic Didn’t

Not that traffic in this town isn't still a problem, but it's great to hear that more and more New Yorkers are using mass transit and that our traffic levels are remaining static. If we can keep it this way, New York should be able to grow in a sustainable, sane way.

In this lousy economy, the federal government should make huge investments in public transportation in NYC and around the country. This will create thousands and thousands of new jobs that can't be outsourced and help boost the economy. It will get more Americans out of their cars which will be good for the environment, lessen our dependence on foreign oil, and improve our national security. And it will help build a infrastructure for long-term economic growth.

I think that President-elect Obama wants to make such investments and let's hope this happens. We could begin by building new subway lines in areas like Flushing, Maspeth, Red Hook, and Staten Island, as well as creating rail links to La Guardia and JFK. The answers out of economic doldrums are literally in our own backyard.

1 comment:

  1. The fact that you guys are using mass transit more frequently has opened up a lot of parking spots this holiday season for us B&T types ;)


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