Governor Cuomo, that shady huckster who caucuses with Republicans and terminates corruption investigations when they get too close for comfort, decided to shut down the L train last night so he could take a little tour. Sure, he’s done nothing to improve service since he’s been in office, opting instead to pass the blame to the Mayor. Now, a few months ahead of the L shutdown, he’s decided to walk through a subway tunnel, interrupting late night service, so he can give a press conference. Good to know we are in good hands:
“One conclusion that could be reached is, everything being done is right and there are no suggestions. Second option is, we have some minor suggestions to make that could save some time. Third suggestion is, we have improvements that we can make to the system. And the fourth suggestion is, we have a totally different theory of how this can be done. New materials, new engineering techniques, et cetera.”
The governor said we’ll know the recommendations of his hand-picked experts in just a few weeks.
One reporter asked why Cuomo was just deciding to tour the tunnel now, especially if these recommendations may end up completely changing the project.
“Well, because it’s four months before the scheduled start of the project. Your question is the answer,” the governor replied. “We have had this conversation for four years. The best way to do it, the fastest way to do it, the best way to do it, the fastest way to do it. That has been the charge, for four years. The MTA believes their methodology is the best way to do it and the fastest way to do it. New Yorkers tend to be a skeptical bunch.”
At this point, we assume it’s too late to completely change course, but we’ll await his decision and keep you posted.