A Sojourn in Madness

Dreamspinner Extraordinaire

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One morning I run away
I’ve had enough
Of waiting for things to fall into place
They almost never do
And when they do it is too late
I already cursed the tricks of fate

I leave them all
My worries, fears, and doubts
I cast away
My faith, hopes, and dreams
I only bring the clothes on my back
And the first letter of your name

The journey is dark and long
And sadder than our song
The cold is merciless
It seeps to my bones
I wish I can go back to the light
I wish I did not take this flight

But the look in your eyes
They haunt me still
The finality in your gaze
Was more certain
Than the words you said
And those left unsaid

So I trudge on and on
Until I find a soft spot to sleep
A carpet…

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Why Does Subway Construction Cost So Much In NY City?

PenneyVanderbilt

Rdership increases, delays increase and the 22 subway lines led by the MTA don’t seemm to know what to do.

Governor Cuomo and the MTA Board released an updated version of the authority’s five-year capital plan. The plan allocates $14.5 billion toward the subways, which includes ample funding for expansion projects—like a cool $1.735 billion towards the full-length extension of the Second Avenue Subway.

Cuomo is concentrating on the “showy” opening on new lines and new stations. But what about outdated, archaic signaling system? It does not make for media events with parties, etc.

The cost per kilometer in New York is the highest in the World.

New Yorkers may not be getting an updated signaling system in the subway any time soon—that could take up to 50 years and cost $20 billion. If you’re wondering where that money is going, look no further than projects like the Second Avenue…

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