5 days ago, I wrote an entry about the New York Times City Room Blog having the Straphangers Campaign‘ lawyer & main face Gene Russianoff answer transit related questions in a 4 part series. The series has concluded & I have gone through all the questions & answers that were posted. To be honest, I expected a bit more from this Q&A series.
Unfortunately for Gene, the quality of many of the questions was severely lacking & I’m sure many would agree with me. How could of a question about the air brakes playing something from West Side Story make the cut? This question had to be put in for comic relief right? I also question Sarah wondering about why ceilings are not painted when a station is renovated. While it is not the worst question in the world, I wonder what were the other 2 questions she had that were not answered! Seriously the West Side Story question irked me!
I can only hope that a better organized Q&A session can be done in the future as it is a pleasure to hear from a bright transit advocate such as Gene Russianoff.
xoxo Transit Blogger