The Breaking Point: What Now?When we started this series eight weeks ago, the warning signs had already piled up – on paper, in statistics and if you’re a commuter – probably in your experience. So how have we responded?
The Breaking Point: The Cost Of DecongestionEver since April 7, 2008, congestion pricing has been a tailpipe dream. But now, a decade later, as black cars and box trucks multiply, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dug it up out of the great Albany graveyard.
The Breaking Point: Teeming StreetsIt’s not in your head. New York City congestion is reaching ‘crisis levels,' and the average vehicle speed in Lower Manhattan is down 15 percent since 2010.
The Breaking Point: 'It's Far Out Of Whack'There’s no doubt the New York City subway system needs to expand in order to accommodate record ridership. But why is the price tag so high for construction in this city?
The Breaking Point: The $8 Billion QuestionThe head of the MTA is calling for $800 million to stabilize the subway, but it will cost much more to modernize the system and bring it into the 21st century.
The Breaking Point: Sorry State Of The SubwayThey say those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. In 1973, the MTA was patting itself on the back for a series of shiny new expansion projects, while deferred maintenance had the system crumbling.
The Breaking Point: Tunnel TroubleIn late 2010, crews were literately digging when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shut down the ARC Tunnel project. Then came Hurricane Sandy.
The Breaking Point: Pain At PennIf you think the transit trouble we’re experiencing now is new, think again.
The Breaking Point: Was It Inevitable?In this new WCBS 880 special report series, Alex Silverman takes a closer look at the Tri-State Area’s transit nightmare.