This Week: Mourning Lost Transit as Commuters Wait for Cuomo

As the transit lockbox bill awaits the signature of Governor Cuomo — by no means a sure thing — tonight Transportation Alternatives will be holding a Vigil for Public Transit: “One year ago, New York City had two subway lines, 36 bus routes and 570 bus stops taken away. In Albany, our own state elected representatives stole funds dedicated for public transit and used them to patch up other holes in the budget. Please join us with artifacts of the transit you most miss, and signs to show what has been lost.” Ditmars Blvd. and 31st St., Queens, 6:30 p.m.

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Questions Linger Over Cuomo’s Tappan Zee Transit Plans

On Monday, Governor Cuomo announced that the state would provide $20 million for transit service across the new Tappan Zee Bridge, and is applying for a federal grant as well. While this first step is welcome news, there are still more questions than answers about what this money will pay for and how the rest of […]
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Cuomo Breaks Another Promise to Transit Riders

Five years ago, Cuomo promised to allocate $320 million annually to the MTA to make up for cutting one of the agency's dedicated revenue streams. At the time, advocates warned that Cuomo wouldn't keep his promise for long. They were right: This year the governor's draft budget calls for a $65 million cut to MTA funding.