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March 4, 2002
Chaos reigned as a subway line in the city was severed early during the morning rush and remained out all day. Rerouted through Penn that morning, I thought of the tens of thousands who go that route on a regular basis. I couldn't do it, simply could not; someone would certainly die. I can handle fast-moving aggravation once I'm at work but not on the way to work. Changing at Jamaica for the third time in as many days' commutes proved that a solid 90 minute ride is faster than a divided commute can ever be.