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The Two Dollar Fare

Mar 10, 2003

 Transit officials approved an increase in subway and bus fares for the same reason that Jesse James once visited banks: they needed the money. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects the

 

The Two Dollar Fare

Mar 10, 2003

 Transit officials approved an increase in subway and bus fares for the same reason that Jesse James once visited banks: they needed the money. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects the

 

Imagining Downtown Transportation

Feb 28, 2003

At last week's Imagine New York workshop about lower Manhattan transportation projects, over 100 people debated downtown's transportation future. In small groups, they examined how well state and city plans

 

Token Booth Closings

Feb 24, 2003

  Two years ago, a Brooklyn graduate student was raped on a platform at the Canal Street subway station. Police caught the assailant quickly, thanks to a token booth clerk who

 

Bringing Back The Commuter Tax

Jan 27, 2003

  There are three good arguments for the restoration of New York City's commuter tax: history, budget stability, and basic fairness. From 1966 to 1999, commuters shared in the city's tax burdens,

 

The (Proposed) Trains To The Planes

Jan 20, 2003

New York City is one of the few premier international cities without direct rail access to its airports. Mayor Bloomberg wants to fix that. A centerpiece of the mayor's vision

 

Debating Transportation Priorities For Lower Manhattan

Nov 01, 2002

Recent stories in the Times and Daily News have highlighted the increasingly fractious debate over allocating $4.55 billion in 9/11-related federal aid for transportation projects. Some projects have won a broad