History Repeating

I lived in ____ for 10 years before moving to the _____ area in 1989. The _______ subway 12 years ago was terrifying. Creaky, ancient, clattering, graffiti-plastered trains swayed along tracks warped through years of deferred maintenance. Most subway cars weren’t air-conditioned. Tunnel trash fires were an everyday occurrence. Delays were the rule, not the exception. Coming from Chicago, where riding the “L” was a fairly comfortable and reliable, I was stunned.

Guess which subway she’s talking about? Because it sure does sound familiar. The answer: New York. And in ‘89 she moved to the Washington area.

Though I’d like to read what comes next, unfortunately it’s a pay archive article. Still, obviously they fixed things in New York – can we be next?


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