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Getting to the Airport

Sep 20, 2004

  Photo: Mike Epstein Several times a day, Wen Yen does something that many New Yorkers dread doing several times a year: he goes to the airport. Yen has



Sep 06, 2004

  Three Years of Rebuilding: Ground Zero Transportation Economic Impact Federal Aid Security Health and Environment A new sense of urgency and an influx of $4.55 billion in federal funding specifically earmarked for


How Disruptive Will The Convention Be?

Jul 13, 2004

How easily can New York absorb 50,000 delegates, dignitaries and press representatives for the Republican National Convention being held from August 30 to September 2 in Madison Square Garden?


The Rail Freight Tunnel

Jun 14, 2004

 Another big transportation project moved a step forward in May with release of a draft environment impact report on a rail freight tunnel between Brooklyn and


Proposed Rail Link

May 21, 2004

 Pushing ahead with plans to dramatically improve rail service to Lower Manhattan, Governor George E. Pataki announced his support this month for a $6 billion rail link from Downtown


12,000 NYC Taxis; Five Are Accessible

May 07, 2004

 While many New Yorkers worry that they may no longer be able to afford to take a taxi cab with the 26 percent fare increase that went into effect this