Today’s Headlines

  • DSNY Worker Critically Injures Bushwick Cyclist, Leaves Scene; NYPD Defends Driver (News, Post)
  • Dana Lerner Responds to John Flanagan’s Disgusting Speed Camera Rhetoric (News)
  • Subway Ridership Continues Decline (NYT)
  • Kabak: Road Pricing Is a Progressive Answer to NYC’s “State-Imposed Transit Crisis” (Curbed)
  • Uber, Lyft Try Buying/Propagandizing Their Way Out of Regulation, Fail (PoliticoCrain’s, News, NYT)
  • Oh No, the Zillionth MTA Rescue Panel Has Yet to Meet (Politico)
  • There Have Been Two LIRR Derailments in the Past Two Weeks (NewsPost)
  • New Bronx and East Side Ferry Routes to Launch This Month (AMNYMetro)
  • Ben Fried Briefs WGN on the Urban App-Hail Glut
  • NYC EDC Making a Mess of Its West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge Project (Crain’s)
  • Century Waste, Which Has a History of Flouting Safety Rules, Kills Motorist in Brooklyn (BK Paper, Post)

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  • Larry Littlefield

    The MTA is inhibited from finding solutions to its problems because it is not allowed to analyze and frankly admit their causes.

    Because the beneficiaries of those causes are still around, and in charge of our politicians. All of them.

  • Fool

    Cuomo is such a master at differing responsibility.

    -the moronic air train route is the “legislatively authorized route” so it is the one he HAS to build.

    -MTA panel has yet to release it’s findings.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Two issues with the MTA.

    1. Though no one has come out and admitted or quantified it, apparently scheduled maintenance and scheduled service were cut during the recession. By how much?

    2. And I have yet to find a data source that shows a significant decline in NYCT employment during the period. How come, and how does this relate to number one?

    3. Parts have serial numbers. I’d like to see someone other than MTA workers and MTA managers go back to a (large) sample of signal equipment, rolling stock and other equipment that supposedly had schedule maintenance done. And check to see if new parts were in fact installed.

    When NYCT first went with scheduled maintenance, the workers would throw the parts in the trash so they didn’t have to bother to install them, LIRR-style. Then they started doing their jobs, with spectacular results. Someone needs to find out if the TWU ever went back to the bad old days.

    These are the sort of things the MTA tends to not want to be examined and discussed publicly. When was the public told about the deferred maintenance of the 1960s and 1970s? When the head of the MTA made an announcement that deferred maintenance would stop, that’s when. The crime was hidden for 20 years.