The Perverse Incentives of Public Transportation
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The Perverse Incentives of Public Transportation

Originally published on andrewsmith.medium.com Wednesday morning, a computer glitch in the Federal Aviation Authority’s system ground commercial air travel to a halt in the United States for several hours. Meanwhile, an Amtrak train had been stranded for 29 hours in rural South Carolina. The FAA’s computer glitch shut down its Notice to Air Missions System, which relays important…