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Why are subways in the U.S. so expensive?

by Ben Bradford Apr 11, 2019
American cities pay a mysterious premium for underground rail lines.
Construction workers at New York's Second Avenue subway project site in 2014. The 1.8-mile project cost an estimated $4.5 billion, an average cost of $2.5 per mile.
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Government shutdown 2019

Federal shutdown imperils public transport nationwide

by Justin Ho Jan 24, 2019
While the D.C. Metro is losing revenue, public transit systems across the country aren't getting federal funding.
 
Amid the ongoing government shutdown, the Washington, D.C. Metro says it’s losing $400,000 per day in revenue.
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In an effort to boost ridership, Atlanta is rebranding its trains and buses

by Stephannie Stokes Jun 6, 2018
Transit in Atlanta has struggled with a bad reputation. State lawmakers hope a new brand will change that.
Atlanta area leaders want to change the brand of transit locally. The name of the city’s longtime transit agency, MARTA, has baggage.
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Baltimore subway closure exposes deeper problems

by Amy Scott Feb 23, 2018
Transit advocates say the city's system perpetuates inequality.
The Penn-North Metro Subway Station in West Baltimore is among those closed for emergency track repairs.
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Why New York's subway issues should matter to all of us

by Lizzie O'Leary Jun 30, 2017
The economic repercussions go beyond the metropolitan area.
A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker in New York City exits a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailed on June 27.
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