The Not-So-Crazy Plan to Solve NYC's Trash Woes With Pneumatic Tubes

New Yorkers have a history of experimenting with pneumatic tubes—both for mail delivery (seen above) and public transit—but only one version ever really stuck: An automated vacuum trash collection system beneath the streets of Roosevelt Island. According to two recent studies, this 40-year-old relic might hold the key… » 9/18/13 3:40pm 9/18/13 3:40pm