The Overhead Wire Daily | June 19th, 2024 | Killer Rabbits

June 19, 2024

Projects dead or dying strewn everywhere. All attacked by killer rabbits.

That would be my title if I had to characterize the absurdities that are happening in New York and now Houston. I can only make Monty Python references at this point because my disappointment is high and I need something funny to arrest the pain.

The University Avenue BRT was once a light rail project that got shelved and reincarnated as BRT. No big deal as it’s a super long and important corridor that connects four universities in Houston with major job centers. It would act as an East-West spine to the existing and popular Main Street line between downtown and the medical center. But the Mayor and his new charges at Houston Metro appear to have now really killed it with their nasty big pointy teeth.

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The Second Avenue Subway extension to Harlem is now on hold due to Governor Hochul’s (de)congestion pricing “pause” which seems like the latest bit of fuel splashed on this rubbish inferno. I’m holding out hope that NYC Comptroller Brad Lander’s open records request will go somewhere that leads to (de)congestion pricing. We always hope for better news soon.

Also, the writers of this newsletter intro have been sacked.


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