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A Rough Ride Awaits New MTA Chief

Jul 27, 2009

Left photo (cc) Kurt Raschke, Right photo (cc) Ti.mo The Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs to find at least $15 billion to fund its next capital plan, debt service on previously issued


Will the Bailout Plan Save the MTA?

May 11, 2009

Photo (cc) ultrahi New York City straphangers won’t see their fares skyrocket or their service slashed next month. That much seemed certain after Gov. David Paterson Thursday signed a bill


On the MTA, Leaders Will Take What They Can Get

Apr 29, 2009

Gotham Gazette image by Ya-Hsuan Huang An aura of exasperation hung over Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as they left a leaders meeting on


Punishing Drivers Who Kill

Mar 30, 2009

Photo (cc) amalthya "If you ever need to kill someone in New York City, do it with a car," Aaron Naparstek recently advised on the urban planning news site Streetsblog.org. Rather than


Cutting Back -- Except for Transit

Mar 23, 2009

Also this week: Main Street New York: Struggling Businesses Look for Help, an original Gotham Gazette audio slideshow. Using Tax Incentives Wisely by Bettina Damiani, project director,


Scaling Back Free Parking Privileges

Jan 26, 2009

Images from uncivilservants.org In early January 2008, little more than one year ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced a plan to scale back