Tuesday, November 20, 2007
U.S. Subways Falling Apart
Nearly 25 percent of the Chicago Transit Authority's 242 miles of track — some of it elevated, some of it underground — is so shoddy that in some stretches, trains designed to travel more than 50 mph must plod along at 5 mph — about the pace of a horse at trot. The average rail car is 23 years old, and nearly one-third exceed the 25-year maximum recommended by federal authorities.
Meanwhile, back in the First World, Beijing plans to build the world's largest subway by 2020.
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