This chapter traces the beginnings of the Westway plan to a conflict regarding the use of federal dollars on either an expensive highway project such as Westway or toward the improvement of New York's sorely neglected mass transit. Crime, graffiti, and poor track and subway car conditions had turned New York City's once renowned subway system into a source of anxiety and frustration for many. Billions of dollars were needed to begin to rectify these problems. The citizens of New York City cared about and relied on subways far more than on highways. Suburban commuters were the dominant users of metro-area highway links. As such, supporting new highway construction seemed like a case of misplaced city priorities.
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