Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Malcolm Smith

Can Kibbles ‘n Bits Save the MTA?

Photo: The Daily Politics While Majority Leader Malcolm Smith insists he can round up enough votes to pass the latest Senate MTA rescue plan, The Daily Politics reports that Bronx Assemblyman Peter Rivera participated in a rally today outside City Hall in protest of the proposal’s $1 taxi surcharge, a facet of the bill that […]

Fare Hike Four Open Door to Suburban Copycats

It seems like only yesterday that the three men emerged from their room with vague talk of an emerging scheme to spare transit riders — temporarily, at least — the pain of fare hikes and service cuts required, minus help from Albany, to keep the MTA afloat. But as the Times reports, a new development […]

Three Men in a Room Spike Bridge Tolls

Photo: The Politicker Breaking news from The Politicker’s Jimmy Vielkind: David Paterson, legislative leaders and top staffers just emerged from a 90-minute meeting on an M.T.A. bailout package and declared that it will not include bridge tolls. "The framework I see is that the Senate has really eliminated what my choice would be, which would […]

Cartoon Doomsday

Transit gallows humor from Daily News cartoonist Bill Bramhall. The whole toon is a fitting accompaniment to the paper’s editorial stance on the MTA rescue saga. You can find it on the fourth slide in this gallery.