Even if you never ride Metro-North, the railroad’s current problems are hitting your pocketbook and this “winter of discontent” shows signs of becoming a chronic problem, bleeding our state’s resources, human and monetary.
These are the reactions I get, especially from railroad employees, when I have been critical of Metro-North in the last few calamitous months.
Now is the winter of our discontent. I’ve been riding Metro-North for almost 25 years and I’ve never seen the railroad in such bad shape.
We’ve read a lot about the George Washington Bridge in recent weeks. The scandal over who ordered the closure of approach lanes from Fort Lee, N.J., only underscores how crucial this bridge is to the entire region, and it got me thinking about the bridge and its history.