Today’s Headlines

  • Q Poll: Voters Approve of Senate Power-Sharing and Cuomo, Reject Hillary Talk (Post)
  • If Albany and NYC Were Committed to Transit, There Would Be No Pokey or Schleppie (News)
  • Post: No One to Blame for MTA Fare Hike, Except MTA Employees
  • Advocates and Electeds Release Downtown Brooklyn Transportation Report (MTR)
  • To Keep Trains Dry, Hudson Yards Development Must Account for Climate Change (WNYC)
  • Officer Struck by Hit-and-Run Livery Driver in Times Square (DNA); News: What a Drag!
  • Traffic Calming Not Listed Among Bloomberg Admin Public Health Achievements (Post)
  • Atlantic Avenue Underpass Will Be Transformed Into Public Space (Bklyn Paper)
  • Community Board 11 Crafts Rezoning Plan for 60 Blocks of East Harlem (DNA)
  • Monserrate Sentenced to Two Years for Fraud (NYT)
  • Pedestrians: Impeding Motorists for Over 80 Years (Gothamist)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • jrab

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  • Larry Littlefield

    I think the description mischaracterizes the Post article, which was pretty fair for the Post.

    “The lion’s share of that bill, by the way, is for debt-service payments and for perks for employees — like pensions, set to soar 7 percent through 2015, and health care, heading up almost 10 percent.”

    Debts.  Cost from the past.  Pensions.  Costs from the past.  There are plenty of scenarios under which each will escalate far more than described.  As for health care, how much of that is for retirees?

    I don’t seem much of the cost increase being ascribed to current workers.  The money for current workers has been going down, with staff cuts combined with wage freezes, to pay for the past.  In a big win for New Yorkers who are cashing in and moving out, whether TWU members or not.

    “But mass transit isn’t free. It needs a considerable, steady cash flow — or it will slip into long, slow decay, a la the ’70s, and may drag the city down with it.”

    Sorry post, but the next capital plan is unfunded and all the taxes and fares will be needed for debts.  They aren’t raising fares to prevent a long, slow decay.  They are raising fares to achieve a long slow decay by preventing a near term collapse.

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  • Anonymous

    Did you notice what NYPD did NOT say about the officer struck by a hit and run ??
    the usual mention of ” no criminality suspected”  is missing. Seems that hitting closer to home would advance our cause. 

  • Anonymous

    Did you notice what NYPD did NOT say about the officer struck by a hit and run ??
    the usual mention of ” no criminality suspected”  is missing. Seems that hitting closer to home would advance our cause.