Nearly 30 years ago, Ronald Reagan famously asked Americans, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" More than 60 NYCity News Service reporters fanned out through the city in the days before the historic Nov. 4 election to ask New Yorkers:
"Where do you want this country to be four years from now?"
New York is expected to get $1 billion in transit funds as part of the federal stimulus package – but that may not be enough to keep major projects like the Second Ave. subway and No. 7 train extension on track, officials say. Advocates, meanwhile, are calling on transit officials to dedicate more money to system upkeep as fare hikes and service cutbacks appear all but certain.