QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"They haven't been spending money on the spine. They've been spending money on the limbs."
ROGER TOUSSAINT, former head of the M.T.A.'s main union, on what he sees as a focus on flashy projects instead of maintenance for the subway.
N.Y. / REGION | SYSTEM FAILUREHow Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York's Subways
By BRIAN M. ROSENTHAL, EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS and MICHAEL LaFORGIA
Disruptions and delays have roiled the system this year. But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors, a Times investigation shows.