It's safe to say that anyone who commutes to work gets a little annoyed with train delays. Fair enough. But there are ways to handle that frustration, and ways to not handle that frustration. In the video above from Argentina, we see the latter.
The new $11 billion operating budget is actually just an ominous warning that in a year—or maybe a few months—the Transit Authority will once again cite the need to hike fares in order to strong arm Albany in finding a newer, more regressive way of funding operating costs.
Give it another decade and Penn Station may no longer compete with Port Authority for the title of Most Depressing Place in America. The state of New York submitted its plans for the area, centered around turning that nice post office across the street into "Moynihan Station," and the whole deal, including a new Madison Square Garden and a complete refurbishing of the old Penn, is scheduled to be completed by 2018. Of course, that depends on the state of New York, the city, Amtrak, the MTA, Madison Square Garden, New Jersey Transit, and various development companies all getting along, so actually give it another like three or four decades. Maybe once the Freedom Tower opens? By then we'll have rocket trains! That will be forced to run on the same shitty 150-year-old northeast corridor tracks and therefore still go like 30 mph the whole way. [NYDN]