"It’s ignorant. It’s racist. And it’s a great way to turn people from one of this country’s most capable and educated foreign-born populations off to the idea of America."
"This traffic jam was never there when people made their own decisions. That means that something is fundamentally wrong at that location."
"The first thing I say over the phone to Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman is that I appreciate him taking the time to talk about Amtrak, because it’s one of my favorite subjects, and it’s a favorite subject of CityLab readers. To which he responds, without missing a beat: “Sometimes it’s not my favorite subject.”"