StreetsPAC, the political action committee that advocates for livable streets and better transit, has released its third round of endorsements for 2017 City Council races. Endorsees announced Monday include two incumbents, one challenger, and StreetsPAC favorites for open seats in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Compared to its international peers, the MTA's capital construction costs are nothing short of outrageous. So with Governor Cuomo asking for more money from New York City to fix the subways, it's understandable that City Council members want to know whether they'll be getting good bang for their buck. But at a hearing earlier today, MTA Managing Director Ronnie Hakim couldn't explain the MTA's cost problem, let alone how to fix it.