America of the Future, c. 1910s-30s.
Imagine if the country was linked by a network of 220-mile-per-hour trains.
Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but the politicians who contrived the city’s Chinatown subway project must have left their brains somewhere else. The subway is a case study in government incompetence and wasted taxpayer money.
Transportation experts say the subway’s design is seriously flawed.
Commuters will have to travel eight stories underground to catch the train and walk nearly a quarter of a mile to connect to the Market Street light-rail lines—after riding the subway for only a half mile.
The city’s metro system, which is already running $150 million operating deficits, isn’t likely to have the money to keep the subway running in any case.