Mr. Andrewjw, good to learn that The Times paywall does not plug the knotholes immediately.
Even though Gray Lady labels this material as News Analysis, it rings of Opinion to me. It certainly represents a departure from her Editorial Board which has held that Andy (Cuomo) should "just sit down and listen to the professionals".
Obviously, if Andy is right in that adequate repairs can be made with less disruption to people's (aka voters) lives, then a true service has been done (my Niece lived along the L Line). If not, they'll just be back for more patchwork:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/sund ... ubway.html
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...In a famous medical study, two doctors traced a chain of errors that brought the wrong patient, a “Mrs. Morris,” to an operating room for an invasive heart procedure that she did not want, did not need and that no one had actually ordered for her.
It turned out that 17 separate mistakes were made before anyone realized that the wrong woman was on the table. Thankfully, Mrs. Morris was not harmed. The doctors said it was an “organizational accident,” meaning that one person could not have done it alone. Sticking tubes into the wrong person’s heart required mess-ups by many people.
One day, Mrs. Morris may be joined in the great case studies of near blunders by New York’s L train fiasco. This one took a team of people, too.
Right after the New Year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the startling announcement that New York City’s L subway line, whose East River tunnel was damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, could remain in service while fixes were carried out...