Posts Tagged mass transit

A Stimulus Trading Regime

March 18, 2009
A Stimulus Trading Regime

Not Carbon This Time Amidst the new wave of shock and awe about how certain stimulus monies were spent (eh hem AIG), it seems that certain municipalities and counties are getting creative with how to spend their funding. A few counties in Southern LA, decided that they didn’t have any shovel ready transportation projects, so […]

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On the MTA’s Recent Announcement

March 25, 2008
On the MTA's Recent Announcement

Where Have Things Gone Wrong? Our fare hike of late, will not actually come with immediate improvements, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority informed us yesterday. The finances of the organization have suffered from the recent drop in real estate tax revenues. New Service Postponed. Higher Rates in Effect. While I may not be a transportation expert-neither […]

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Traffic Commission Recommends Congestion Pricing

February 7, 2008
Traffic Commission Recommends Congestion Pricing

The Old Albany Mantra didn’t work this time… Back in the day, we wrote a congestion pricing piece pointing to a phrase that New York State politicos like to evoke out of frustration far too often. “Any time you want to kill an initiative in Albany, make a commission to study it.” Unfortunate for some, […]

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Congestion in the Congestion Pricing Argument

January 16, 2008
Congestion in the Congestion Pricing Argument

More Time to Ask the Same Exact Questions This afternoon’s congestion pricing hearing held right here at Hunter College yielded much of the same rhetoric as debates past: Eastern Queens doesn’t have enough public transportation, the Lexington Avenue Subway Line is already over capacity, and we shouldnt’ be taxing the East River Bridges.  And of […]

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Sustainable Transportation by 2030: Three Solutions

February 15, 2007

by Bruce Schaller, Gotham Gazette Transportation plays a central role in all three of the central challenges that Mayor Michael Bloomberg said face the city over the next quarter century, as he explained during a speech that outlined his plan for New York in 2030. Given the nature of the challenges, how should the mayor […]

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