Saturday, December 20, 2003

Seamus - can't escape transport news

Yesterday saw the opening of the new Kennedy Airport light rail service. This new system cost $2bn for 8 miles of track. Sounds pretty pricey to me, but Seamus Brennan liked it.
"I'm very impressed," said Ireland's minister of transportation, Seamus Brennan, who, coincidentally, traveled to New York yesterday and became the first foreign dignitary to ride the AirTrain.

"Connecting the airport to downtown is the right thing to do. Cities need to get people out of their cars."
I wonder how "coincidental" it was that Seamus Brennan was there for the opening of New York's new airport train service.