July 2011


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A Tappan Zee Bridge With No Transit?

Earlier this month, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino joined State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senate Transportation Committee Chair Charles Fuschillo to call for a speed-up of the state’s study of replacing the Tappan Zee…


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One Assumption Too Many?

Today the MTA announced its budget proposal for 2012 and explained how it plans to fill a $9 billion gap in its capital construction program. Media reports were generally positive, but transit advocates were critical of…




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Bee-Line Revealed as Backbone of Westchester Employment

Westchester County’s Bee-Line bus system hit record ridership numbers last year (32.3 million), and a recent survey has revealed a transit-dependent and diverse ridership that relies on the system primarily to get to work. Unfortunately, at…




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MTA Chairman and CEO Jay Walder Resigns

Earlier today, the MTA announced that Chairman and CEO Jay Walder would step down effective October 21. Walder is leaving to become the new CEO of the Hong Kong-based MTR Corp. (no relation to this blog), which runs rail…


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NYC Reaching Out on Sheridan Expressway

[EDITOR’S NOTE: THE JULY 23RD TOUR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH DUE TO THE SEVERE HEAT ADVISORY. ] Prospects for removing the little-used Sheridan Expressway in the South Bronx and replacing it with new development…