Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tram Follow-Up in New York

Could it be? Am I actually missing the tram debate here in Portland? I guess I've been a little nostalgic for the glory days of Spring when the tram drama played out. What a letdown especially with Dan Saltzman folding up, after Randy Leonard assured the frenzied masses that there was no way Dan would do that.
It was also a little unfortunate that the deal squeaked through just before the drama in New York, when the Roosevelt Island Tram came to an abrupt halt, stranding the riders for 12 hours, 240 feet above the East River. That would have put matters into their appropriate context. So how is it going now? Well, the Roosevelt Island Tram will be shut down until the Fall and then experience temporary outages for years as it replaces old equipment. One cute twist: They mention the number 15 million in the story. Gosh, where have we heard that before?

Delays Expected When Tram Resumes in Fall - May 19, 2006 - The New York Sun


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