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A cat has nine lives, and so does the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. more
Major proposed transportation projects such as the $11 billion Gateway tunnel, $10 billion Port Authority bus terminal, the $6.9 billion Second Avenue subway second phase, and others that cost billions all have something in common that elected officials and transit agency CEOs never want to acknowledge: As any major capital project advances through design and engineering, estimated project costs continue to rise. more
Resumption of round-the-clock New York City Transit subway service is good news. The Big Apple always has been a 24/7 town. More people work different hours from the old 9-to-5 decades ago. more
Last year, toll hikes were approved for the New York Thruway and the Mario Cuomo Bridge. This will be the first of many toll hikes in coming years. more
In these difficult economic times, as a result of COVID-19, it is especially important to patronize your neighborhood businesses. Do it not only on the annual Small Business Saturday, but every day of the year. more
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority earlier this year released a schedule of carryover construction projects from the last pair of five-year capital plans. This was prior to the significant growth of the coronavirus outbreak. more
Is it ironic that the New York City Transit Authority has instructed local bus drivers to open all windows and roof hatches in an attempt to block the spread of COVID-19? more
Wiser words could not be written. more
Today’s congressional generation could learn much from the late Idaho Republican senator James McClure. more
Metropolitan Transportation Authority chair Pat Foye said in a recent interview, “Extending our line of credit is not a long-term solution, and gutting our hard-fought capital plan is a non-starter. We will now allow this pandemic to slow our efforts to bring our system into the 21st century. This is a national problem that requires a national solution.” more
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