A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
NY Assembly Members Robert Carroll, Carmen de la Rosa and Jeffrey Dinowitz and Senators Michael Gianaris and Brad Hoylman — Members of the New York Assembly and Senate joined advocates in Times Square to urge Governor Cuomo to restore $65 million in MTA funding.
Ridgefield, CT First Selectman Rudy Marconi — Marconi testified in support of re-establishing tolls on Connecticut highways at a Transportation Committee hearing this week, saying, “You’re going to pay to ride the train, pay to fly in a plane — you need to pay to use our roads.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo — Contrary to what MTA Interim Board Chair Fernando Ferrer says, the governor proposed $65 million cut in promised funds to the MTA, and both Democrats and Republicans think it should be restored.
Port Authority — The Port Authority’s recently-approved capital plan allocates too much for airport transit, and not enough for replacing the Port Authority Bus Terminal or adding PATH station capacity.
Citi Bike riders — People who use New York’s (100 percent privately-funded) bike share system pay the world’s highest bike share fees.