Professor of History Clifton Hood was quoted in a story about improvements to the New York City transportation system in the Friday, Sept. 14 edition of Newsday.
He talked about New York City’s expanding subway system and the five projects now in progress or being developed. Those projects, some of which were originally planned in the 1920s, are expected to cost at least $12 billion.
A member of the faculty since 1992, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington University and his master’s and doctorate from Columbia. He is the author of “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York,” (1993) “Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City’s Transit Cars, 1867-1997,” with Gene Sansone (2002); and is working on a book, “Making and Unmaking New York: The Rise and Fall of the City’s Economic Elites, 1754 to the Present.”