Posts Tagged mta

The MTA and Subterranean Burials

July 26, 2011
The MTA and Subterranean Burials

The resignation of Jay Walder, has been stirring up discussion about the timely completion of MTA projects under way, including the Second Avenue Subway, 7 Line Extension and the East Side Access.  The East Side Access project has garnered less attention than the other two, even though its impact will be as important. Like many […]

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Mass Transit is Saving the Earth (and More), on Governors Island

June 25, 2009

Most of us already know that the subway and bus systems are key to the remarkably low carbon emissions of an average New Yorker. Most accounts peg this number at about one third of the national average but how has this situation developed and what needs to be done to improve it? How can we […]

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Monthly Metro Cards to Rise to $89

May 7, 2009

Its still better than $103, right? Or is the joke on us? The bill signed into place by Albany law makers last night, that will prevent huge fare hikes and service cuts from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), might already have some problems. As City Room reports, the plan will be raising less money than […]

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Time is Money

March 24, 2009
Time is Money

And We are Going to Soon Lose Both You have perhaps become accustomed to Thor’s weekly blog post on Tuesdays. However, he is in Las Vegas for the Association of American Geographer’s annual meeting (Sure he is, you must be thinking. Who goes to Vegas for academia?) But really, his post about that part of […]

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Bonuses for Transit?

February 4, 2009
Bonuses for Transit?

Sure Fire Shovel Ready Investments There has been a lot of talk about the ethical conduct of failing firms who gave their fearful leaders bonuses with bail out funds. Between 1 million dollar office make overs and the willingness to forego a big corporate party to Vegas, we have allowed ourselves to get even more […]

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