Friday’s Headlines: A Little Sick Today Edition

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We’re feeling a little sick, so let’s get right to the news:

  • Gothamist covered the news press release that Via would offer $15 flat-rate rides from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens (sorry, Staten Island and the Bronx — you pay $20). Fortunately, reporter Chris Robbins added value by pointing out that Via vanpools are no substitute for real public transit.
  • How dare you (us) for thinking that the new MTA “transformation director” is an executioner. (NY Post)
  • Politco’s Dana Rubinstein also picked up on that weird 9/11 justification for more MTA cops, just as our Dave Colon did.
  • The car as a weapon in the Bronx. (NYDN, NY Post)
  • The City has more on why the subway hell during Wednesday’s evening rush was not an isolated incident.
  • Mayor de Blasio complained that the MTA doesn’t have its fiscal house in order. (NY Post)
  • The East Side Resiliency project — basically a big berm to protect Manhattan from climate-related flooding — was approved. (NY Post)

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