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51 Things Obama can Do

January 13, 2009
51 Things Obama can Do

For New York What would you do for New York if you were president? My initial thoughts: an MTA bailout–with strings attached–that require the funding stream to come away from volatile real estate taxes, a bit of extra funding to NYSERDA to beef up its city program so that 10 million New Yorkers can take […]

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More Mass Transit Wanted

January 9, 2009
More Mass Transit Wanted

Whatever happened to that Poll? Just this week, the MTA unveiled the draft of their sustainability report, in Washington D.C. of all places. Apparently it is because the new proposals are in line with the President Elect’s transit plans? Perhaps they were just trying to avoid another shoe throwing incident. Different news sources have outlined […]

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Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

June 5, 2008
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

Oh the Joys…and the Shame. On a morning like today, after one has been crammed into an E train that looks more like a cattle car, after getting off a bus at Port Authority and deciding that a 42nd St cross town bus is a very bad idea, it is hard to be appreciative of […]

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No More Congestion Pricing

April 8, 2008
No More Congestion Pricing

Woe is Us. It seems almost surreal that political decisions are made in 3rd floor conference rooms-in secrecy-without votes these days. One would think that this practice would describe the currently contested elections in Zimbabwe. But alas, we are just as opaque here in the Empire State. Transparent Traffic. While I am personally disappointed that […]

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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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