Today’s Headlines

  • MTA Labor Talks Break Down, Samuelsen Accuses MTA of Negotiating in Press (NewsWSJ)
  • Laurence Renard’s Husband Files Wrongful Death Suit Over UES Crash (Post)
  • Jackson Heights Merchants to Hold Rally Against 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza (News)
  • Hastings-On-Hudson Joins Call for Tappan Zee Transit (NYLCV)
  • News: City Council Needs “The Guts to Tell The Guilty Drivers to Suck It Up” — And The Post Agrees
  • Bus Service Restored in Bronx’s Country Club Neighborhood, No Cost to MTA (News)
  • Instead of Planning 13th Birthday, Dashane Santana’s Family Raising Money For Funeral (DNAinfo)
  • Many Excited About Cuomo Infrastructure Spending, But Still No Funding Plan (LoHud)
  • Staten Island Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide (Post)
  • Chris Ward Heads to Private Sector, Will Be Bidding on Tappan Zee (Observer)
  • Tri-State Sits Down For Interview With Connecticut DOT Commish Jim Redeker (MTR)
  • Money Flows to Politicians on Both Sides of Borough Taxi Fight (Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    RE: Negotiating in the press.  The TWU negotiated in the press too.  And THAT is not the problem.

    The problem is that these massive contracts, which have a massive impact on millions of people, are generally done in secret.  The public is not informed and, unlike the union members, does not get a vote.

    Both the politicians/managers and the unions should be REQUIRED to state both what they want, and why they think it is fair to everyone else, the ones NOT in the room but forced to pay in the end.

    If it were up to me, almost the ENTIRE negotiation would be a series of press releases by both sides, up on the MTA website so everyone could see what the current deal is, what is proposed, and what is claimed, so the claims could be examined.

  • Larry Littlefield

    RE: Negotiating in the press.  The TWU negotiated in the press too.  And THAT is not the problem.

    The problem is that these massive contracts, which have a massive impact on millions of people, are generally done in secret.  The public is not informed and, unlike the union members, does not get a vote.

    Both the politicians/managers and the unions should be REQUIRED to state both what they want, and why they think it is fair to everyone else, the ones NOT in the room but forced to pay in the end.

    If it were up to me, almost the ENTIRE negotiation would be a series of press releases by both sides, up on the MTA website so everyone could see what the current deal is, what is proposed, and what is claimed, so the claims could be examined.

  • The pedestrian plaza debate in Jackson Heights and elsewhere has become surreal.  Here we have people who own businesses complaining that their customers can’t easily drive to the business and then demanding measures that will increase congestion and reduce available parking as a remedy.  Do people really think the current pedestrian and vehicular clusterf*ck that exists is a boon to local shopkeepers? It’s deranged.  

  • J. Mork

    We should make a law that all drivers are required to have 3 drinks before getting behind the wheel.  That way jail time will be assured if they kill anyone.

  • krstrois

    I want to like you, Local Business Owner, but you make it so f*cking hard. 

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