Why only robots can save the MTA now

Penney Vanderbilt and KC Jones: All About Railroads

NY Post

On Friday, the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the winners of its “genius challenge” — and some of the ideas aren’t bad. But if the MTA does adopt any of these concepts, the light-bulb thinkers chosen will run into a still-not-too-bright reality. Even on small, easy projects, the MTA is behind on getting them done on time and on budget.

Nearly a year ago, as New York was mired in a spring of hell that turned into a summer of hell that turned into a winter of hell, the MTA invited anyone from around the world to vie for up to $1 million in prizes for fresh ideas in signaling, subway cars and communication.

And it turns out not to have been a waste of time. The folks who shared awards last week suggested everything from a cheaper way to outfit trains with modern signaling equipment to subway…

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