Everybody writes “year in review” stories. But rather than dwell on the past, I’ve got the guts to predict the future! Here’s what will happen in 2016 in the transportation world.
Metro-North: Slowly but surely, the railroad will drag itself out of the quagmire it’s been in since the Bridgeport, Spuyten Duyvil and Valhalla crashes. On-time performance will hold strong even through the winter, thanks to the dependable new M8 cars and mild weather. Ridership will continue to climb, causing further crowding and standing-room-only conditions on some trains.
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Stamford garage: After waiting for its chosen developer (and Malloy campaign contributor) JHN Group to sign a contract two and a half years after being tapped for the massive transit-oriented-development project, CDOT will plug the plug on its deal and replace the old garage on its own (taxpayers’) dime.