7. A French Company Replaced the Roosevelt Island Tramways
After a power failure incident in 2006 that left travelers suspended for hours, the city decided to renovate the tramways that transported commuters between Roosevelt Island and Manhattan. So between 2007 and 2010, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation invested $25 million to upgrade it, according to the company’s website.
As part of this process, the city chose a French company called Poma. The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation stated, “[Poma is] one of only two companies in the world capable of designing, building and installing the Roosevelt Island Tram system.”