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Ryan Morgan
Ryan Morgan is a student at Columbia University majoring in civil engineering and minoring in political science. He is deeply interested in the intersection of engineering and public policy. Ryan sits on the executive board of the Columbia University College Democrats and is a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Entries by Ryan Morgan

A Transit Manifesto for Bill de Blasio

(1) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 9:42 PM

Like many New Yorkers, I was counting the days until Bill de Blasio became the leader of my city. I discovered the new mayor's progressive vision for myself when he was still the underdog in the campaign, polling behind Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson, and even Anthony Weiner. Today I remain...

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Warning Signals: Metro-North Accident Underscores Need for Investment in Rail Infrastructure

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 5:44 PM

On Sunday Bronx residents were jarred from sleep by the horrific sound of metal grinding against metal, trees, and gravel as the southbound Metro-North express from Poughkeepsie hurtled from the tracks just short of the Spuyten Duyvil station. Four passengers died when the train derailed ⎯ the first fatal incident...

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American Infrastructure on the Brink: Only a New Deal Can Save It

(57) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 6:14 PM

The familiar rattle of the A train, the dull roar of traffic below your apartment window, the crackle of a jet on takeoff somewhere above -- let the city's manic, syncopated pulse reverberate inside your skull. Infrastructure keeps the city alive -- if people are the lifeblood of the city,...

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