Main | Friday, December 15, 2006

9 Million And All On My Train

(Above: New Amsterdam, 1660) New York City is expected to add another million residents in the next 25 years and among the suggestions for raising revenues presented to the mayor are charging residents by the pound for the trash they throw out, and charging people to drive into Manhattan, south of 59th Street. (London has similar "congestion pricing".) The city is already building another desperately needed subway line on Manhattan's east side. Like Jenny from the block, I'm on the 6 (train), the most traveled line in the city, famously carrying more riders than the combined entire systems of Boston, Chicago and DC, all on my train. Another million people, I can already feeling them pushing.

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