May 30, 2001 — Inexplicable traffic jams on Main Street, driving hours to catch a plane, those are some of the problems North Country leaders have blamed for a sluggish economy and a high unemployment rate. For the past forty years, a range of transportation scenarios have been touted as the magic bullet to bring industry and tourism up North. But each was too expensive, experts said, and nothing was done. A comprehensive study of transportation in the five northern counties of New York--Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, and Clinton--seeks to solve the transportation puzzle once and for all. David Sommerstein reports.