Articles by Veronica Vanterpool


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Holiday Hiatus

Mobilizing the Region will be on break from December 24 through January 3 as we get on track for a tough year ahead. In the meantime, we ask that you consider a year end gift to…


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More Calls to Keep NY Transit Funding in Place

Worried about transit’s funding outlook in 2011, today over two dozen groups sent a letter to Governor-elect Cuomo urging his administration against raiding money from transit’s dedicated pot of money. Projections for a $9.2 billion state…



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Westchester-Manhattan Bus is Saved, For Now

Some bus riders in Westchester County have been spared a painful service cut after weeks of protesting the elimination of a critical bus route into Manhattan.  Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced on Thursday that the Bee-Line…


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New York Falling Down on the Job of Bridge Maintenance

Torrential March storms can make it seem like the sky is falling down, but the Associated General Contractors want New Yorkers to know it’s really the bridges.  Their new project NYBridgesAreFallingDown.com uses NYSDOT data to identify…



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City and State Pledge to Partially Fill MTA Plate

The outrage surrounding the MTA’s proposal to stop subsidizing free NYC student MetroCards has gotten a swift response from NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and state officials.  In a press event last Tuesday, the Speaker, along…


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Balancing Private Bus Benefits and Burdens in NYC

New York City leaders are pondering ways to address the challenge of encouraging private bus ridership into Manhattan while managing limited street space and growing community concerns. This issue, which was the focus of a recent…


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Will Walder Bring Benefits of Electronic Tolls to MTA?

A recent study showing the health impacts to infants living close to traffic jammed toll plazas provides another reason for new MTA chairman Jay Walder to direct his agency to finally get rid of the outdated,…