Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Arrested for Killing Toolia Rambarose, 70, in Queens Crosswalk (Patch)
  • Schumer Et Al. Haven’t Given Up on Federal Funding for Gateway (News, WNYC)
  • Byford Hears From Straphangers at West Side L Train Forum (NY1)
  • News Covers Council Effort to Get de Blasio to Help Bus Riders
  • Diaz Jr. to de Blasio: Quit Grandstanding and Fund Affordable Fares (AMNY)
  • 40th Precinct Higher-Up Indicted for Delaying Off-Duty Cop’s BAC Test (News)
  • Cops Run Light, T-Bone Passenger Car on Eastchester Road (Bx Times)
  • School Bus Driver and Motorist Collide at Broadway and 69th Street (Rag)
  • Motorist Has Fatal Heart Attack While Driving on Jamaica Avenue (News)
  • Police in Suffolk County Chased a Car Thief and Now 5 People Are Dead (NYT, Post)

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  • Guest

    At the inflated prices the states are proposing, Gateway, like many of the region’s other mass transit projects, is really a welfare program for transportation workers and administrators. Admittedly, the federal budget is already full of wasteful corporate welfare spending going to entities and individuals who don’t need the help, so perhaps it is unfair that the MTA and its various contractors should not get their piece of the pie. However, that is not a very good reason to be upset at the loss of federal funding for this project. The states should reconceive it as a transportation project to be built at a reasonable price by world standards; otherwise the plans should remain on the shelf. Perhaps they will only be forced to do so when the existing tunnels fail.

  • 1ifbyrain2ifbytrain

    Is there any reason to keep the Hudson open for ship traffic any more? Couldn’t we “simply” bridge the river at street level or even “cover” the entire stretch that borders Manhattan?

  • vnm

    Gateway isn’t an MTA project. The MTA runs NYC subways and buses, LIRR and Metro-North. Gateway goes to New Jersey.

  • vnm

    I assume you’re kidding.

  • vnm

    Being forced to do things when something fails is a recipe for nightmarish commutes for years, a wrecked regional and Northeast economy, and people saying: If you knew this was going to happen, why didn’t you do something??? That, and blaming Chris Christie for pulling the plug on ARC.

  • Ken Dodd

    Re: Cops Run Red Light: ” A NYPD spokesman confirmed the patrol car had its lights and sirens on as it passed through the intersection” — well how many times has that turned out to be complete and utter bullshit.

  • 1ifbyrain2ifbytrain