The City: Green Light for New York?

Shortly after New York City's Mayor Robert Wagner swore in his new traffic commissioner last week, the newcomer told the mayor: "You'd better hold onto your hat. You're in for a shock. I can guarantee you're gonna see things you never saw go on around here before."

The man making these spacious claims is Henrym A. Barnes, 55, one of the best traffic engineers in the nation. He has to be, for as any native (or visitor) will testify. New York City traffic is really something. Never one to underestimate his worth, Hank Barnes demanded a...

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