June 2010

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New York Passenger Rail Costs Set to Soar

As previously noted in MTR, New York State is facing a bleak revenue outlook for non-MTA bus operations and intercity passenger rail (Amtrak).  It’s soon to get bleaker. The State’s transportation capital program and rail plan…

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Route 347 ‘Vision Plan’ Advancing

A few years ago, it might have seemed as improbable as Steven Seagal winning an Academy Award. But last week NYSDOT Region 10 (Long Island)’s “Vision Plan” for Route 347 in Suffolk County was honored at…

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“Flying at Light Speed” on Planet Albany

With the New York legislative session scheduled to end next week, there has been a flurry of activity in Albany on the legislative front. Debate over bills is minimal to non-existent, kill-the-bill tactics are in full…