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Council Tries to Rein in Horse Carriages

Apr 15, 2010

Photo (cc) 2007 caruba Runaway horses aren't the only things to worry about during carriage rides in Central Park. The industry might now gallop off with your wallet. In an attempt to whip


MTA Tries to Catch Up With Its Finances

Feb 22, 2010

Photo (cc) 2006 moriza It's getting worse. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority faces an operating gap of about $800 million and its five-year construction plan is down $10 billion. The authority is already


MTA Cuts Produce Deja Vu Along with Outrage

Dec 17, 2009

Photo (cc) 2005 Vidiot Are the drastic service cuts adopted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board yesterday a bow to reality or simply a tool to goose the state legislature into


Death by Car

Nov 23, 2009

Photo (cc) jonfeinstein Even if they don't know Diane Schuler by name probably every sentient New Yorker knows what she didand the horror she created. On July 26, Schuler, apparently


Improving Transportation -- Above Ground

Oct 27, 2009

Image from NYC's Sustainable Streets Index Transit ridership has been rising during Mayor Bloomberg's tenure. This is one in a series, to run between now and Election Day, examining Mayor Michael Bloomberg's


Moynihan Station Moves Forward

Sep 30, 2009

Image by SOM from Friends of Moynihan Station Skidmore Owings and Merrill's 2006 rendering of the new train hall Religious rhetoric often seems to find its way into discussions of Moynihan Station,


Tunnel Vision

Aug 12, 2009

Photo from Wikimedia Commons The largest transit public works project in the country held its groundbreaking ceremony on the western shore of the Hudson River just two months ago. The Mass