Today’s Headlines

  • Cuomo and State Lawmakers Left NYC in the Lurch, But Uber Got Its Way (NYT)
  • U.S. DOT Cuts Ties With Gateway Corporation (EnoAMNY, WNYC)
  • Rahm Emanuel Weighs In on MTA Problems and Federal Transit Funding (NYT)
  • Daily News Scoop: Some MTA Officials Take the Subway More Often Than Others
  • Amtrak Will Divert Trains From Penn to Grand Central This Summer (Post, NY1)
  • RIOC Settles Suit With Family of Cyclist Killed by Bus Driver Who Was Cleared by NYPD (News)
  • Husband of Olga Cook Sues Hudson River Park Trust for Poor Greenway Design (DNA)
  • Driver Hits Two People at JFK; Victims Hospitalized (Post)
  • Motorcyclist Dies in Bruckner Expressway Crash (DNA)
  • What If Veterans in Suffolk County Didn’t Have to Drive Everywhere? (NYT)
  • The Times Is Looking for Straphangers to Help With Transit Coverage

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  • rao

    It would be interesting to see what, if any, projects the tea-party USDOT considers to be not merely “local”. In this case they are downgrading an interstate tunnel that is a lynchpin of the national passenger rail network.

  • rao

    Buried in that NYDN article is some information that calls into question whether it is really much of a “scoop.” It turns out that MTA board members aren’t _allowed_ to use their free Metrocards except when on “official business.” This rule exists because in the past, there were complaints that the cards were being abused. So it’s not surprising that the cards would be infrequently used, even by officials who ride transit frequently. Why go through the hassle of keeping two separate cards just to save a couple of dollars now and again?